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Michael Hoerger. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Epistemology. Case studies Epidemiology Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) Teratogens: Thalidomide tragedy. Case Reports. Case reports: Growth, facial features, CNS

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epistemology
Epistemology
  • Case studies
  • Epidemiology
  • Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs)
  • Teratogens:

Thalidomide tragedy

case reports
Case Reports
  • Case reports:
    • Growth, facial features, CNS
  • “Despite the shower of case reports, the implication of alcohol as a teratogen in humans was met with skepticism by the medical community.”
skepticism of fas
Skepticism of FAS
  • Premature labor treatment
  • Widely used for centuries
  • Polysubstance use
  • Falls due to inebriation
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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • Reduced number of brain cells
  • Fewer convolutions; bigger ventricles
  • Neuromigration errors – cannot be fixed due to resiliency
  • Observed deficits: motor skills, social skills, learning, memory, psychological well-being
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Michael Hoerger

To cite this lecture:

  • Hoerger, M. (2007, February 21). Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Teratogens. Presented at a PSY 220 lecture at Central Michigan University.