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Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders


Other Names for this Disease
  • FASD
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) - type
  • Alcohol-Related Neurodevelopmental Disorder (ARND) - type
  • Alcohol-Related Birth Defects (ARBD) - type
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Overview

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Basic Information

  • You can obtain information on this topic from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC is recognized as the lead federal agency for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.
  • The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has several fact sheets on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Click on the link to read more.
  • MedlinePlus was designed by the National Library of Medicine to help you research your health questions, and it provides more information about this topic.
  • The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) conducts research focused on improving the treatment and prevention of alcoholism and alcohol-related problems to reduce the enormous health, social, and economic consequences of this disease. Click on the link to view information on this topic. 
  • The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has created a fact sheet on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.  To view this fact sheet, click on the above link.

In Depth Information

  • The Monarch Initiative brings together data about this condition from humans and other species to help physicians and biomedical researchers. Monarch’s tools are designed to make it easier to compare the signs and symptoms (phenotypes) of different diseases and discover common features. This initiative is a collaboration between several academic institutions across the world and is funded by the National Institutes of Health. Visit the website to explore the biology of this condition.
Other Names for this Disease
  • FASD
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) - type
  • Alcohol-Related Neurodevelopmental Disorder (ARND) - type
  • Alcohol-Related Birth Defects (ARBD) - type
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.