Cocaine addiction in mothers: potential effects on maternal care and infant development.

@article{Strathearn2010CocaineAI,
  title={Cocaine addiction in mothers: potential effects on maternal care and infant development.},
  author={Lane Strathearn and Linda C. Mayes},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2010},
  volume={1187},
  pages={172-83}
}
Maternal cocaine addiction is a significant public health issue particularly affecting children, with high rates of reported abuse, neglect, and foster care placement. This review examines both preclinical and clinical evidence for how cocaine abuse may affect maternal care and infant development, exploring brain, behavioral, and neuroendocrine mechanisms. There is evidence that cocaine affects infant development both directly, via in utero exposure, and indirectly via alterations in maternal… CONTINUE READING
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