Prenatal exposure to cocaine and other drugs. Outcome at four to six years.

@article{Chasnoff1998PrenatalET,
  title={Prenatal exposure to cocaine and other drugs. Outcome at four to six years.},
  author={Ira J Chasnoff and Amy Anson and Roger Hatcher and Herb Stenson and Kai Iaukea and Linda A Randolph},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={1998},
  volume={846},
  pages={314-28}
}
In a longitudinal, prospective study, 95 children born to mothers who used cocaine and other drugs during pregnancy and 75 matched, nonexposed children born to mothers who had no evidence of alcohol or illicit substance use during pregnancy were evaluated for cognitive and behavioral outcome at 6 years of age. Prenatal exposure to cocaine and other drugs had no direct effect on the child's cognitive outcome (measured as IQ), but it had an indirect effect as mediated through the home environment… CONTINUE READING

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