Smoking in pregnancy is tied to risk of psychiatric problems

05/4/2010 | HealthDay News

Children born to mothers who smoked during their pregnancy have a 32% higher risk of taking drugs for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and other psychiatric problems than those whose mothers didn't smoke while pregnant, Finnish researchers found. Children whose mothers smoked more than a pack of cigarettes a day were 44% more likely to use psychiatric drugs than children whose mothers didn't smoke.

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