Complex Developmental Issues of Prenatal Drug Exposure.

  title={Complex Developmental Issues of Prenatal Drug Exposure.},
  author={Diana Kronstadt},
  journal={The Future of Children},
  • D. Kronstadt
  • Published 21 January 1991
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Future of Children
The polydrug pattern of drug use by pregnant women, combined with the varying purity, dosage, and timing during pregnancy when drugs are taken, makes it very difficult to determine the developmental impact of any specific drug. Nevertheless, studies of drug-exposed newborns suggest an array of behavioral characteristics that make their care challenging, and a few studies indicate that some prenatally substance-exposed infants display developmental problems as toddlers and preschoolers in areas… 

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