Women who use marijuana during pregnancy may face an increased risk that their baby suffers from mental disorders, sleep disturbances and attention issues later in life, according to the findings of a new study.
Infants with prenatal cannabis exposure were more likely to experience depression, suffer from psychotic like experiences, and have lower cognitive performance later in their childhood, according to researchers from Washington University in St. Louis.
The findings were published September 23, in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, involving a review of data from the ongoing longitudinal Adolescent Brain and Cognitive Development Study, a cross-sectional analysis of nearly 12,000 children with data on prenatal cannabis exposure conducted at 22 sites across the United States from June 2016 to October 2018.
Among the participants, 655 parents reported marijuana use during pregnancy.
Researchers analyzed data on the children’s brain function and whether they had…