Prenatal tobacco exposure and self-regulation in early childhood: Implications for developmental psychopathology.

@article{Wiebe2015PrenatalTE,
  title={Prenatal tobacco exposure and self-regulation in early childhood: Implications for developmental psychopathology.},
  author={Sandra A. Wiebe and Caron A. C. Clark and Desiree M de Jong and Nicolas R Chevalier and Kimberly Andrews Espy and Lauren Wakschlag},
  journal={Development and psychopathology},
  year={2015},
  volume={27 2},
  pages={397-409}
}
Prenatal tobacco exposure (PTE) has a well-documented association with disruptive behavior in childhood, but the neurocognitive effects of exposure that underlie this link are not sufficiently understood. The present study was designed to address this gap, through longitudinal follow-up in early childhood of a prospectively enrolled cohort with well-characterized prenatal exposure. Three-year-old children (n = 151) were assessed using a developmentally sensitive battery capturing both cognitive… CONTINUE READING