Maternal transmission of nicotine dependence: Psychiatric, neurocognitive and prenatal factors

Raymond Niaura, Beth Bock, Elizabeth E. Lloyd, Richard Brown, Lewis P. Lipsitt, Stephen Buka

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Abstract

This paper reviews the literature on maternal influences on smoking behaviors of offspring from the perspective of neuropsychiatric deficits that may be transmitted from mother to child. In particular, we review what is known regarding associations between: (1) in-utero exposure to smoking, (2) adolescent neurocognitive functioning and psychiatric comorbidity, and (3) the patterns of smoking and progression of nicotine dependence. Furthering our knowledge of these differences in susceptibility to nicotine dependence among youth will provide additional avenues for prevention and intervention efforts targeted toward those at high risk for dependence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)16-29
Number of pages14
JournalAmerican Journal on Addictions
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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