Canadian guidelines for diagnosis
The diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is complex and guidelines are warranted. A subcommittee of the Public Health Agency of Canada's National Advisory Committee on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder reviewed, analysed and integrated current approaches to diagnosis to reach agreement on a standard in Canada. The purpose of this paper is to review and clarify the use of current diagnostic systems and make recommendations on their application for diagnosis of FASD-related disabilities in people of all ages.
In March 2005, the paper Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder: Canadian guidelines for diagnosis, was published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ March 1, 2005; 172 (5 supplement). Please see the CMAJ web site for the full text, abstract and PDF attachment http://www.cmaj.ca (search - FASD).
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