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January 1994

Effects of In Utero Drug Exposure on Children's Development: Review and Recommendations

Author Affiliations

From the Center for Young Children and Families, Teachers College and College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University (Dr Brooks-Gunn), and the Department of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein School of Medicine (Dr McCarton), New York, NY; and the Chapin Hall School, University of Chicago, Ill (Dr Hawley).

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1994;148(1):33-39. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1994.02170010035007

Effects of of in utero drug exposure on pregnancy outcome, infant development, and preschool functioning are reviewed. Six possible mechanisms underlying possible negative outcomes seen in children exposed to drugs in utero are considered. Recommendations and opportunities for future research focus on process-oriented assessments, methodological and procedural issues, research design, and interventions.

(Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1994;148:33-39)

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