Study of 'meth babies' finds behavior problems
CHICAGO — The first study to look at methamphetamine's potential lasting effects on children whose mothers used while pregnant finds these kids at higher risk for behavior problems than other children.
The behavior differences — anxiety, depression, moodiness — weren't huge, but lead researcher Linda LaGasse called them "very worrisome."
Meth is a stimulant like crack cocaine. Results in long-term studies conflict on whether children of cocaine-using mothers have lasting behavior problems.
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