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Psicologia, Saúde & Doenças

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Psic., Saúde & Doenças vol.7 no.2 Lisboa  2006


Síndrome Fetal-Alcoólico: a perspectiva do psicólogo

Paula João Pinho, Ana Luísa Pinto, & Virgínia Monteiro *

Consulta de Desenvolvimento – Serviço de Pediatria, Hospital S. Miguel – Oliveira de Azeméis, Portugal


Resumo: Os autores fazem, a propósito de um caso clínico, uma revisão sobre o Síndrome Fetal-Alcoólico (SFA), abordando não somente os achados clínicos que contribuem para o seu diagnóstico, mas também as características cognitivas e comportamentais e sua evolução sob os aspectos académicos, sociais e familiares. Com a descrição posterior do caso clínico de uma adolescente portadora desta patologia, pretendem ilustrar o que vem descrito na literatura e demonstrar também as dificuldades com que se deparam os profissionais ligados à área da saúde no diagnóstico e na implementação das orientações terapêuticas necessárias, as quais são frequentemente complexas, multidisciplinares e contínuas, visto esta doença apresentar um carácter crónico.

Palavras chave: Alcoolismo, Avaliação, Intervenção, Síndrome fetal-alcoólico.


Fetal-Alcoholic Syndrome: the psychologist s perspective

Abstract: In reference to a clinical case, the authors make a review on the Fetal-Alcoholic Syndrome (FAS), approaching not only the clinical findings that contribute for the diagnosis, but also the behaviour and cognitive characteristics and its evolution under the academic, social and familiar aspects. With posterior description of the clinical case of an adolescent with FAS, they intend to illustrate what comes described in literature and also demonstrate the difficulties that come across the health professionals in the diagnosis and implementation of the necessary therapeutical orientations, which are frequently complex, multidiscipline and continuous, as this syndrome presents a chronicle character.

Key words: Fetal-alcoholic syndrome, Alcoholism, Evaluation, Intervention.



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