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Can taking narcotics while pregnant cause the baby to have adhd?
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
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In brief: Possibly
There is literature linking the use of cocaine during pregnancy to ADHD and other disorders in which Dopamine levels are low in children.
However, it has also been shown that continued use of drugs by mothers results in them not being emotionally available to their children that may cause behaviors that appear like ADHD.

In brief: Possibly
There is literature linking the use of cocaine during pregnancy to ADHD and other disorders in which Dopamine levels are low in children.
However, it has also been shown that continued use of drugs by mothers results in them not being emotionally available to their children that may cause behaviors that appear like ADHD.
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. TRUC DAO
Psychiatry
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In brief: Pregnanc and narcoti
Narcotic cross into baby and babies now are born with narcotic withdrawals, which is dangerous enough, without talking about the possible malformations triggered on baby if the narcotic is taken too early into pregnancy [http://www.
Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/907]. If you have adhd or any severe mental issues [or severe medical dx], the inheritance that baby will get same or worse issues is very high.

In brief: Pregnanc and narcoti
Narcotic cross into baby and babies now are born with narcotic withdrawals, which is dangerous enough, without talking about the possible malformations triggered on baby if the narcotic is taken too early into pregnancy [http://www.
Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/907]. If you have adhd or any severe mental issues [or severe medical dx], the inheritance that baby will get same or worse issues is very high.
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