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Research Letter
September 12, 2022

Association of Mental Health Burden With Prenatal Cannabis Exposure From Childhood to Early Adolescence: Longitudinal Findings From the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, Missouri
  • 2Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, St Louis, Missouri
JAMA Pediatr. Published online September 12, 2022. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2022.3191

Dramatic increases in cannabis use during pregnancy are alarming because of evidence that prenatal exposure may be associated with a host of adverse outcomes.1 We previously found that prenatal cannabis exposure (PCE) following maternal knowledge of pregnancy is associated with increased psychopathology during middle childhood using baseline data from the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study.2 Here, leveraging longitudinal ABCD study data (data release 4.0), we examined whether associations with psychopathology persist into early adolescence.

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