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posted: Wednesday June 11th - 2:31pm

Mother's Prenatal Smoking Is a Risk Factor for ADHD

Prenatal smoking is a risk factor for ADHD in children.

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Growing evidence suggests that smoking during pregnancy may increase the risk for developing attention deficit in children. Functional magnetic resonance imaging was performed on young adults (25 years) who had been followed since birth to examine the effect of prenatal tobacco smoke exposure on neural activity, such as poor inhibitory control. Lifetime ADHD symptoms were measured over a period of 13 years (from two to 15 years of...
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