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Addictive Disorders & Their Treatment:
doi: 10.1097/ADT.0b013e318163b062
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A Clinical Overview of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Murthy, Poornima MBBS*; Kudlur, Swamy MRCPsych; George, Sanju MRCPsych; Mathew, Geetha MRCPsych

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Fetal alcohol syndrome is the leading cause of mental retardation worldwide and is also the foremost preventable cause of neurobehavioral and developmental abnormalities. In this paper, we discuss those aspects of fetal alcohol syndrome relevant to the clinician: its clinical characteristics, assessment, diagnosis, and prevention.

© 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.


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