Early Biomedical Risks
Youth follow-up: development and the brain
This was a follow-up of a prospective study that started in the 1990’s, in which two groups of newborn children were recruited. One group who had been exposed for mothers poly-drug use during pregnancy and a control group without any known prenatal risk factors.
Knowledge of possible consequences of prenatal exposure to poly-drugs may influence the treatment of pregnant women with drug addiction. Knowledge about what increases or decreases the risk for a negative outcome from such early exposure may contribute to better interventions for children and youths in this risk group.