7. Diagnosis of FASD: An Overview

  1. Prof. Dr. Edward P. Riley2,
  2. Prof. Dr. Sterling Clarren3,
  3. Dr. Joanne Weinberg4 and
  4. Prof. Dr. Egon Jonsson5
  1. Gail Andrew

Published Online: 15 NOV 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9783527632510.ch7

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Management and Policy Perspectives of FASD, First Edition

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Management and Policy Perspectives of FASD, First Edition

How to Cite

Andrew, G. (2010) Diagnosis of FASD: An Overview, in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Management and Policy Perspectives of FASD, First Edition (eds E. P. Riley, S. Clarren, J. Weinberg and E. Jonsson), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527632510.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 2

    San Diego State University, Center for Behavioral Teratology, 6363, Alvarado Ct. #209, San Diego, CA 92120, USA

  2. 3

    University of British Columbia, Faculty of Medicine – Pediatrics, L408 – Oak Street 4480, Vancouver, BC V6H 3V4, Canada

  3. 4

    University of British Columbia, Department of Cellular & Physioloical Scinces, Health Sciences Mall 2350, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3, Canada

  4. 5

    University of Alberta, University of Calgary, Department of Public Health Science, Institute of Health Economics, 10405 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3N4, Canada

Author Information

  1. Alberta Health Services, Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, 10230 111 Ave, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada AB T5G 0B7, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 NOV 2010
  2. Published Print: 27 OCT 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527328390

Online ISBN: 9783527632510

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Keywords:

  • FASD;
  • diagnosis;
  • prenatal alcohol exposure;
  • Alcohol-Related Neurodevelopmental Disorder;
  • screening;
  • neuroimaging;
  • brain damage;
  • diagnostic assessment;
  • intervention and prevention

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • History of Diagnosing FASD

  • How Does Prenatal Alcohol Exposure Cause Damage?

  • Screening for FASD

  • The Diagnostic Process

  • FASD Across the Lifespan

  • Implications of a Diagnosis of FASD

  • Conclusion and Future Directions

  • Policy Considerations

  • References