Despite what appears to be a surprisingly high prevalence, and their status as a global public health problem, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) are under-recognized and often missed or misdiagnosed. Latest FASD prevalence estimates range from 2 to 5% of the younger elementary school population in active case ascertainment studies. Information on diagnosis and what has come to be called “FASD-informed care” (including innovative tailored treatments) can be useful in the practice of child psychiatry, psychology and other health disciplines. This is especially true because there are high rates of mental health problems in the clinical population of those meeting criteria for a condition on the fetal alcohol spectrum.
The Dynamic Brain: Leading-Edge Approaches From Human Neuroscience to Brain Functional Differences in ADHD, Autism and Neurodevelopmental Differences
There is a professional practice gap in understanding the application of systems and computational neuroscience techniques to brain functional differences in neuropsychiatric disorders of...
Leveraging Implementation Science to Optimize Behavioral Health Services in Schools
Mental health innovations are frequently implemented in schools and other community service contexts, but are frequently not based on the rapidly growing literature on implementation science.
The Developmental Pathways Project: Lessons Learned While Conducting a 17-Year Cohort Study of Depression and Conduct Problems in Seattle Adolescents
Viewers will learn about a Seattle cohort study, the Developmental Pathways Project, that has contributed to understanding the etiology, phenomenology and outcomes of comorbid depression and conduct...
Promoting Early Detection and Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder in Washington State Communities
Early detection of ASD is critical for optimizing child outcomes, yet many barriers to identifying and serving these children exist in our current healthcare delivery system.
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