Maternal Smoking and Drinking Linked to ADHD in Kids with Bipolar Illness

November 11, 2011 · Posted in Risk Factors 

Pregnant woman with wine and cigarette

At the 57th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) in New York in October 2010, Tim Wilens of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) presented data that maternal smoking and alcohol use during pregnancy both appeared to increase the risk of comorbid attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children with bipolar disorder.

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