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The Long-Term Psychopathological and Cognitive Outcome of Children with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Steinhausen, Hans-Christoph and Willms, J. and Spohr, H. -L.. (1993) The Long-Term Psychopathological and Cognitive Outcome of Children with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 32 (5). pp. 990-994.

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Abstract

Objective The long-term outcome of a large cohort of children suffering from fetal alcohol syndrome was studied. Method Structured psychiatric interviews, behavior checklists for parents and teachers, and intelligence tests were used. Assessments took place during preschool age, early school age (6 to 12 years), and late school age (≥13 years). Results There was an excess of psychopathology with a wide variety of psychiatric syndromes in this cohort. Hyperkinetic disorders, emotional disorders, sleep disorders, and abnormal habits and stereotypies persisted over time. Interview findings were largely in accordance with parents' and teachers' questionnaire findings. Intelligence test findings included a large proportion of mentally retarded children and displayed high stability at follow-up. Conclusions The development of children suffering from fetal alcohol syndrome is jeopardized by a high rate of persistent psychiatric and cognitive impairments.
Faculties and Departments:07 Faculty of Psychology > Departement Psychologie > Ehemalige Einheiten Psychologie > Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (Schneider)
UniBasel Contributors:Steinhausen, Hans-Christoph
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISSN:0890-8567
e-ISSN:1527-5418
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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