Latest Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Stories
Fetal alcohol syndrome is the leading preventable cause of developmental disorders in developed countries.
Prenatal exposure to alcohol (PAE) can lead to serious deficiencies associated with fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), such as impairments in general intelligence, adaptive function, verbal learning and memory, attention, executive function, and visual-spatial functioning.
Researchers at the University of Southern California have devised a method for detecting certain neurological disorders through the study of eye movements.
A collaborative research effort by scientists at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Duke University, and University College of London in the UK, sheds new light on alcohol-related birth defects.
Prenatal exposure to alcohol often results in disruption to the brain's cognitive and behavioral domains, which include executive function (EF) and adaptive functioning.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently released a report with interesting statistics regarding pregnant women, including the use of cigarettes and other drugs.