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Title Alcohol, drugs and medication in pregnancy : the long-term outcome for the child / edited by Philip M. Preece, Edward P. Riley
Published London : Mac Keith Press, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (x, 291 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Clinics in developmental medicine ; no. 188
Clinics in developmental medicine ; no. 188
Contents Neuroteratogenesis: epidemiology and pathology -- Epidemiology of drugs and alcohol use during pregnancy -- Normal and abnormal embryogenesis of the mammalian brain -- Long-term effects of major prescribed medications -- Epilepsy in pregnancy and the effect of prenatal antiepileptic medication -- Neurodevelopment of children exposed to antidepressant and antipsychotic medications during pregnancy -- Long-term effects of drugs of abuse -- Diagnosis of fetal alcohol syndrome: emphasis on early detection -- Effects of prenatal alcohol exposure on brain and behaviour -- Effect of drugs of abuse on the fetus: cocaine and opiates including heroin -- Cannabis use during pregnancy: its effects on offspring from birth to young adulthood -- In utero exposure to the popular recreational drugs MDMA (Ecstasy) and methamphetamine (ice, crystal): prelimary findings -- Short-term and long-term developmental consequences of maternal smoking during pregnancy -- Intervention strategies to reduce the impact of drugs and alcohol in pregnancy -- Management of the effects of prenatal drugs in children of drug-abusing parents -- Prenatal and postnatal intervention strategies for alcohol-abusing mothers in pregnancy -- Cognitive and behavioural interventions to ameliorate the effects of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in children and adolescents: promoting positive outcomes -- Fetal teratogen syndromes: psychiatric aspects and management -- Recommended management of common medical problems in pregnancy: advice from specialist agencies
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Alcoholism in pregnancy.
Drug abuse in pregnancy.
Fetus -- Effect of drugs on.
Fetus -- Effect of tobacco on.
Pregnant women -- Alcohol use.
Pregnant women -- Drug use.
Pregnant women -- Tobacco use.
Abnormalities, Drug-Induced.
Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions.
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.
Fetus -- drug effects.
Pregnancy -- drug effects.
Form Electronic book
Author Preece, Philip M.
Riley, Edward P.
ISBN 1898683883
1907655999 (electronic bk.)
9781907655999 (electronic bk.)