Tuesday, December 27, 2005

FAS facial features - misplaced emphasis?

Interesting new research suggests that physicians/psychologists my be placing too much stock in the cardinal physical facial features of fetal alchohol syndrome (FAS).

As reported in the URL link above:
  • The most recent studies all appear to be headed the same way - no level of alcohol consumption appears "safe" and the absence of physical features traditionally associated with FAS is a meaningless factor that has become inappropriately focused upon diagnostically when one is assessing cognitive and behavioral disability.

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