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I was born with fetal alcohol syndrome. Does this affect me mentally?
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Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: It Is Likely
The effects of fetal alcohol syndrome can vary in severity from one person to another, but FAS commonly causes a variety of problems related to learning difficulties along with other behavioral and emotional problems.

In brief: It Is Likely
The effects of fetal alcohol syndrome can vary in severity from one person to another, but FAS commonly causes a variety of problems related to learning difficulties along with other behavioral and emotional problems.
Dr. William Holmes
Dr. William Holmes
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Dr. Cristina Carballo
Pediatrics - Neonatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Usually there are developmental delays.
This varies in each individual. Usually special ED classes are needed.

In brief: Yes
Usually there are developmental delays.
This varies in each individual. Usually special ED classes are needed.
Dr. Cristina Carballo
Dr. Cristina Carballo
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Dr. Thomas Lin
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Fetal alcohol syndrome has been attributed to low birth weight, some dysmorphic features and even mental retardation.
Depending on the severity of alcohol exposure, the severity of the presentation can be variable.

In brief: Yes
Fetal alcohol syndrome has been attributed to low birth weight, some dysmorphic features and even mental retardation.
Depending on the severity of alcohol exposure, the severity of the presentation can be variable.
Dr. Thomas Lin
Dr. Thomas Lin
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Maybe
There are 2 basic variables in biology: environment & genes (susceptibility).
In your case, alcohol exposure was the environmental factor. Your susceptibility to its effects are not known. Therefore, there could be severe impairment to no discernible impairment in your case. The risk is high. That's why we caution against its use in pregnancy. But the two major variables remain in each case.

In brief: Maybe
There are 2 basic variables in biology: environment & genes (susceptibility).
In your case, alcohol exposure was the environmental factor. Your susceptibility to its effects are not known. Therefore, there could be severe impairment to no discernible impairment in your case. The risk is high. That's why we caution against its use in pregnancy. But the two major variables remain in each case.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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