Brain structural alterations induced by fetal exposure to cocaine persist into adolescence and affect behavior.

Abstract

Thirty years ago, an epidemic of crack cocaine abuse swept the country and had particularly devastating effects on poor individuals and minorities. This heavily addictive form of smoked cocaine ensnared many young women who became pregnant. At the time, several clinical reports from small cohorts of cocaineexposed infants suggested severe adverse… (More)
DOI: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2013.1949

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