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How are fetal alcohol spectrum disorders treated?

In children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, no treatment can reverse the effect that alcohol had during fetal development. A child with fetal alcohol syndrome should have a medical workup to rule out any additional birth defects and possibly a referral to a geneticist to help confirm the diagnosis. If the child has related symptoms such as impulsivity, hyperactivity or a sleep disorder, the symptoms may be treated with medications or counseling.

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