Problem behaviors not present at birth that can result from having fetal alcohol syndrome (secondary disabilities) may include:

  • Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Conduct disorder, which includes aggression, violation of rules and laws, and inappropriate social conduct
  • Alcohol or drug misuse
  • Mental health disorders, such as depression, anxiety or eating disorders
  • Problems in school, with independent living and with employment
  • Inappropriate sexual behaviors
June 02, 2014