91406 - Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder: a pervasive burden
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Online learning module with an original peer-reviewed update on fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (previously fetal alcohol syndrome), with an emphasis on diagnosis and management.Relevance to General Practice
- Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is a pervasive neurodevelopmental disorder that appears underdiagnosed in Australia. It should be considered in all children with developmental delay or behaviour problems.
- The exact prevalence is currently unknown. Health promotion and education about FASD is only just
beginning; 10 years ago, only 16% of health professionals knew the essential features of FASD.
- Although FASD has a high prevalence in some Indigenous populations, it is estimated to affect six times as many non-Indigenous as Indigenous people in Australia.
- A new Australian guide to diagnosis of FASD may help improve recognition and treatment of patients with FASD.