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Fetal Alcohol and Drug Exposure

The Child Advocate is devoted to children and the parents and professionals that work with them and advocate for them. Fetal Alcohol and Drug Exposure is a serious problem for children and their families, yet is often misunderstood.  Fetal Alcohol and Drug Exposure causes numerous psychiatric and mental health problems.  Part of this information is presented with the permission of Laura Arensmeyer of The Penn State College of Medicine. The information presented at this site is for general use only and is not intended to provide personal advice or substitute for the advice of a qualified professional. If you have questions about the information presented here, please consult a physician, the resources listed or other professional in your area.


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Behavioral Problems and Fetal Alcohol Exposure

Behavioral Problems Associated with Fetal Alcohol Exposure Laura Arensmeyer April 2004   Introduction Ethanol crosses the placenta and causes CNS cell death by apoptosis, and reduces neural cell genesis. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) Prenatal or postnatal growth...

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