Postneonatal Mental and Motor Development of Infants Exposed in Utero to Opioid Drugs

@inproceedings{Jeremy2001PostneonatalMA,
  title={Postneonatal Mental and Motor Development of Infants Exposed in Utero to Opioid Drugs},
  author={Rita J Jeremy},
  year={2001}
}
We compared the mental and motor development of 33 infants from innercity, African American families whose mothers used opioid drugs during pregnancy with that of 45 infants from demographically comparable families where the mothers were not users of opioids. We found that during the first 2 years of life, the children exposed to opioid drugs showed poorer functioning on Bayley Scales mental and psychomotor development indices as well as on Infant Behavior Record ratings of mental and motor… CONTINUE READING