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Neurodevelopmental Disorder Associated With Prenatal Alcohol Exposure

Neurodevelopmental disorders are a group of conditions with symptom onset in the developmental period due to impairments or anomalies in the brain or central nervous system. Neurodevelopmental disorder associated with prenatal alcohol exposure is a diagnostic category in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), that refers to a pattern of impairing symptoms beginning in early development and associated with prenatal exposure to alcohol.

This entry first defines neurodevelopmental disorders and prenatal alcohol exposure. It then describes the symptoms and treatments for neurodevelopmental disorder associated with prenatal alcohol exposure. Last, this entry compares this disorder with other alcohol-related disorders and discusses changes in diagnostic criteria.

Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Neurodevelopmental disorders must have symptom onset in the developmental period (often prior to school entry) and must ...

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