Front cover image for The Mystery of Risk : Drugs, Alcohol, Pregnancy, and the Vulnerable Child

The Mystery of Risk : Drugs, Alcohol, Pregnancy, and the Vulnerable Child

The ill effects of a baby's exposure to drugs and alcohol while in the womb are demonstrated in this essential reference with cutting-edge information from the fields of medicine, neuroscience, and child psychology. These findings posit that many of the learning and behavior problems seen in children--from poor school performance to patterns of impulsivity often diagnosed as ADHD--are both treatable and preventable. The book first traces the history of fetal malformation back to the time of Aristotle, then presents a resounding call for integrated systems of care for high-risk children and their
eBook, English, 2011
NTI Upstream, Chicago, 2011