Tomorrow is International Overdose Awareness Day. Substance use by individuals with FASD is becoming an increasing concern.
Not a lot of research has been done to understand the full experience of caring for someone with FASD across the lifespan. We are doing a study to collect information from caregivers of individuals with FASD. We want to better understand their unique perspectives and capture their wisdom about people with FASD.
Mental health challenges are common in children, youth, and adults with prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE). If these challenges are not treated, they can persist for many years. Many mental health problems first emerge in adolescence, but we don’t know a lot about exactly how and when mental health problems begin for people with PAE.
Researchers at the University of British Columbia are conducting a study on chronic health in young adults diagnosed with FASD or Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS). Specifically, we are interested in how brain impairment and physical health are related in this population, and how they affect the quality of day to day life.
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