Prenatal cocaine exposure not severely damaging to growth, learning, study suggests

Monday, March 1, 2010 - 15:28 in Psychology & Sociology

Children exposed to cocaine in the womb face serious consequences from the drug, but surprisingly not in certain critical physical and cognitive areas such as growth, IQ, academic achievement and learning ability, according to a new comprehensive review of research. The review found that cocaine-exposed, school-aged children suffered deficits in more subtle areas such as sustained attention and self-regulated behavior.

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