Cocaine blamed for infants' emotional problems

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 01 June 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1379

Infants prenatally exposed to cocaine seem to be susceptible to emotional difficulties, said a report last week by the US National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Infants whose mothers misused cocaine during pregnancy tend to be easily overstimulated and distressed by unfamiliar sights and sounds, which could cause major problems in their care, said Dr Marc Bornstein of …

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