Prenatal smoking may double child's risk of bipolar disorder

10/2/2013 | Science World Report

Children born to mothers who smoked while pregnant had a twofold greater risk of developing bipolar disorder than those who were not exposed to tobacco while in the womb, according to a study in the American Journal of Psychiatry. The findings, based on data from the Child Health and Development Study, emphasize the importance of the ongoing educational campaign addressing the potential impact of prenatal smoking on children's health, study author Alan Brown said.

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