Mental Disorders Up in Youth With Prenatal Cannabis Exposure
Exposure to cannabis in the womb may leave children at risk for psychiatric disorders and problematic substance abuse, particularly as they enter peak periods of vulnerability in late adolescence, new research shows. In a study published September 12 in JAMA Pediatrics, the investigators say the results should prompt further caution against the use of cannabis during pregnancy.
@anitesh The findings come from an analysis of data from the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study, the largest long-term investigation of brain development and health in children and teens in the United States. As part of the study, researchers regularly measure participants' brain structure and activity and collect psychological, environmental, and cognitive information