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Changing Lives by Better Recognizing Children with Fetal Alcohol Exposure
Cohen Weitzman, MD, FAAP
(September 21, 2017)
"J" was 8 years old when his adoptive family first brought him to me for consultation, suspecting he might have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. He'd been born premature and treated for neonatal abstinence syndrome, withdrawal symptoms from drugs his birth mother took. At age four, he was removed from his biological parents by Child Protective Services for severe neglect and placed in foster care.