Prenatal Cocaine Exposure and Young Children's Development

  title={Prenatal Cocaine Exposure and Young Children's Development},
  author={Linda C. Mayes},
  journal={The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science},
  pages={11 - 27}
  • L. Mayes
  • Published 1 May 1992
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
The current state of knowledge about the neurodevelopmental sequelae of prenatal cocaine exposure is reviewed. Maternal cocaine use is associated with a number of other factors such as poor nutrition, inadequate prenatal care, and exposure to other substances, including alcohol and tobacco, that also affect neurodevelopmental outcome. The effects of postnatal maternal cocaine use on the mother's capacity to care for the infant as well as the association of cocaine use with more general… 

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