CHILDREN OF METHADONE‐DEPENDENT WOMEN: Developmental Outcomes

Mercedes M. de Cubas, Tiffany Field

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Abstract

A group of 20 children was assessed for possible effects at school age of prenatal exposure to methadone. Compared to a control group of 20 nonexposed children on measures of cognitive, social, and emotional development, and of achievement, no significant differences were found on cognitive tests, although methadone exposure was associated with lower IQ scores. Methadone-exposed children exhibited greater anxiety, aggression, and rejection than did those in the control group, and their mothers reported more behavior problems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)266-276
Number of pages11
JournalAmerican Journal of Orthopsychiatry
Volume63
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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