Prenatal cocaine exposure links to attention problems

08/12/2014 | Journal of Adolescent Health

Adolescents prenatally exposed to cocaine reported more problems in attention and externalizing behaviors than noncocaine-exposed adolescents. These findings are consistent with neuroimaging studies, suggesting that prenatal cocaine exposure leads to alterations in behavioral domains of the prefrontal cortex. (Full-text access is time limited.)

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