Alcohol, Drugs and Medication in Pregnancy
The Long-Term Outcome for the ChildeBook - 2011
This book documents the consequences of the exposure of infants to the influence of intrauterine chemicals ... The international team of contributors sets out to inform the reader of the potential risks to infants exposed to a range of intrauterine chemicals that are potentially neuroactive, including medicinal drugs such as antiepileptics, antidepressants and antipsychotics, as well as drugs of abuse, including alcohol, opiates, and recreational drugs such as cannabis and tobacco. They review the teratogenic action of some of the chemical processes and the relationship of exposure to the stage of pregnancy. Some agents alter anatomic structure; others alter the chemical balance of neurotransmitters and may thus alter the regulation of brain function, with profound effects on the child's behaviour and propensity to behavioural disturbances. The book explores strategies to support these children and those who care for them, including statutory agencies.--From publisher description.
Publisher: London : Mac Keith Press, 2011
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 291 pages) : illustrations (some color) data file,rda