Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Month
Dr. Larry Burd from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine, Pediatrics talks about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Month.
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This is KNOWTIFY. Take a minute for your health.
This is Dr. Larry Burd from the University of North Dakota, School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics. September is fetal alcohol spectrum disorder awareness month. Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders result from pregnancies exposed to alcohol. Typically involve children with learning behavior problems, often requiring medication. It’s a long term developmental disability. We recommend if you’re pregnant, don’t drink. Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders are the most common cause of intellectual disability, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and learning disabilities. In the United States, only about 1% of children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders have been diagnosed. All True Health System has a fetal alcohol syndrome screening clinic. Called (701) 780-2477.