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Alcoholism & Addiction

Study Examines Similarities and Differences in FASD and ADHD Children

With prenatal exposure to alcohol, the impact on behavioral, cognitive and social development is often referred to as fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), a recent post in Science Daily compared the attention and cognition problems to those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Joseph Jacobson is a professor at Wayne State University School of Medicine and the corresponding author of a study that...

Intervention Efforts May Be Effective in PAE Children

An individual who is exposed to a certain amount of alcohol in the womb can have significant social impairments, according to a recent release in Science Daily. Children with prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) are on a path for loneliness unless a successful intervention is possible. An examination of social-skills intervention called Children’s Friendship Training found that it led to a decrease in hostile...

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