Alcohol and the foetus
Tindle, Elizabeth, Craft, Heather, & Hayes, Lorian (2002) Alcohol and the foetus. In Alcohol and the Foetus : Hippocrates and Socrates - Disability Conference, CHERI, March, 2002, Westmead Children's Hospital, Sydney, NSW. (Unpublished)
The foetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) was first identified as a syndrome in 1973. Since then a large body of research has accumulated. The full syndrome in which heavy alcohol use in pregnancy results in growth retardation, a characteristic facial dysmorphology and brain damage will be described. FAS is the commonest preventable, known cause of intellectual handicap, however, a large proportion of people with partial foetal alcohol syndrome have an intelligence in the normal range. Those with the full syndrome and with identified and diagnosed, intellectual handicap are more likely to receive appropriate services. Those with an intelligence in the normal range, suffer from severe psycho- social disabilities resulting in homelessness, mental illness and frequently criminality. There is a larger number of people with a partial syndrome who also suffer from high rates of secondary disability including learning problems and 70% of FAS people also have ADD or ADHD...
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|Item Type:||Conference Item (Presentation)|
|Keywords:||Alcohol, foetus, management, behaviour|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Health and Community Services (111708)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Administrative Services|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2002 The Authors|
|Deposited On:||16 Aug 2012 22:06|
|Last Modified:||17 Aug 2012 00:38|
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