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Amphetamines, the pregnant woman and her children: a review

Oei, Ju Lee; Kingsbury, A; Dhawan, A; Burns, L; Feller, John M; Clews, Sara; Falconer, Janet; Mohamed, Abdel-Latif


The objective of this study is to review and summarize available evidence regarding the impact of amphetamines on pregnancy, the newborn infant and the child. Amphetamines are neurostimulants and neurotoxins that are some of the most widely abused illicit drugs in the world. Users are at high risk of psychiatric co-morbidities, and evidence suggests that perinatal amphetamine exposure is associated with poor pregnancy outcomes, but data is confounded by other adverse factors associated with...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Perinatology
DOI: 10.1038/jp.2012.59


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