Drug Use in Pregnancy: Mother and Child by I.J. Chasnoff

By I.J. Chasnoff

With the emergence of the organic sciences within the 17th and eighteenth centuries, a few reasons of congenital malformations with a foundation in medical truth have been formulated. It was once now not, even though, until eventually the thalidomide tragedy in 1961 that the need for extra examine of the results of environmental components on congenital malformations was once well-known. via the early Nineteen Seventies focused efforts had started to be directed towards comparing the results at the unborn baby of mood-altering medications taken while pregnant. over the last decade, learn and therapy courses have resulted in the popularity of an entire diversity of psychoactive medicines that impact the constructing fetus both somatically or behaviorally. courses for the therapy of the pregnant drug addict were built which focus not just at the pharmacologic treatment of the girl but additionally at the social and psychologic features that position her and her unborn baby in danger. This e-book is an try to assemble clinicians and researchers who've been lively in constructing courses for the popularity and administration of the chemically established pregnant lady and her infant. The contributions of the a number of disciplines which the authors characterize emphasize the necessity for a multifactorial method of the issues of drug use and abuse while pregnant. it truly is was hoping that via this sort of method a greater destiny for substance-exposed babies, blameless bystanders within the means of habit, could be guaranteed. Ira J. Chasnoff vii Contributing Authors I. J. CHASNOFF, MD W.

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