What about the brain?

July 26, 2012 at 6:19 pm

 

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After a study conducted in Chile measuring the effects of alcohol exposure during pregnancy, 80% of the children displayed one or more abnormalities associated with alcohol. Neurological impairment was the most common abnormality. This study also claims that not every child exposed to alcohol in-utero developed full on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.

While alcohol effects every child exposed differently, many of the effects are still the same. Neurological impairment or brain damage is most likely to occur. This damage is irreversible. Intervention and therapy may help the child prosper, but no cure exists to solve all of the child’s difficulties. Having such a wide spectrum of symptoms to diagnose an FASD, makes this condition known as an “invisible disability”. Children will have difficulty controlling their behavior and impulses, and will struggle with functioning in society and academically.

Think before you pick up the bottle.

Entry filed under: Prevention.

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