Year: 2000 Source: Neurotoxicology and Teratology, v.22, no.2, (2000), p.143-149 SIEC No: 20030658

This article presents research relating to the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure across the lifespan of humans & other species. The review presented suggests that exposure to alcohol during the prenatal stage can affect the social behavior of individuals during all stages of life. Studies included demonstrate deficits in attachment behavior, state regulation, social skills, inappropriate sexual behavior, & high rates of suicide. The authors conclude that these deficits are the direct result of alcohol exposure during development, & irrespective of environmental confounders. (82 refs) (SC)