ADHD and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (Updated)
This multi-author book discusses the history and clinical presentation of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) i.e Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and Alcohol Related Neurodevelopmental Disorder (ARND). These developmental neuropsychiatric disorders result from prenatal exposure to alcohol during any gestational period of pregnancy. The book will particularly address the co-occurring presence of ADHD in patients with FASD. ADHD is the most frequent neuropsychiatric presentation of FASD throughout the lifespan and it is particularly difficult to manage because the underlying pathophysiology is related to prenatal neurotoxic brain injury. The authors have been involved in the diagnosis, research and management of FASD for many years and this book brings their collective knowledge regarding management from infancy to adulthood to an inter-professional audience.
Category:FASD Subcategory:Professional/Educator/Parent Author:O'MALLEY, KIERAN D (EDT)