In medicine, a medication algorithm is a set of step-by-step instructions for healthcare professionals to help them make decisions about what kind of medication to use with each patient.  There are lots of medication algorithms for other psychiatric problems, like ADHD, but none for FASD or prenatal alcohol exposure, aside from the preliminary algorithm described here.  Please note that this algorithm is meant to apply to adults; for those under 18 years of age, it is recommended that the guidelines be followed only when a full FAS diagnosis is confirmed by a multi-disciplinary assessment.  Furthermore, this algorithm is in its first version, and the researchers plan to continue gathering information and improving their guidelines accordingly.

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