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Safest Course to Prevent Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: No Drinking in Pregnancy

Prenatal exposure to alcohol is the leading preventable cause of birth defects and intellectual and neurodevelopmental disabilities, according to a report from the American Academy of Pediatrics. The article, which appeared online this week in the journalĀ Pediatrics, notes that no amount of alcohol should be considered safe and that there is no safe trimester in which to drink.Children born with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) or its variants are more likely than the general population to develop concurrent psychiatric, emotional, and behavioral problems, according to the lead authors Janet Williams,...

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Published By: Psychiatric News - Friday, 23 October, 2015

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