Substance addiction changes mother's response to infant [bcm.edu]

 

This interesting research article came across my inbox recently from the Child Welfare Information Gateway. The research discusses how substance abuse can effect maternal-infant attachment and relationship. The Child Welfare Information Gateway also included a helpful accompanying practice resorource. 

Maternal addiction and its effects on children is a major public health problem, often leading to high rates of child abuse, neglect and foster care placement. In a study published today in the journal Human Brain Mapping, researchers from Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Iowa found that a mother's brain response to her own infant is modified in the presence of substance addiction.
 
Follow here to read the entire article discussing this research out of Baylor College of Medicine.

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