ERIC Number: EJ791924
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
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Prenatal Marijuana Exposure and Intelligence Test Performance at Age 6
Goldschmidt, Lidush; Richardson, Gale A.; Willford, Jennifer; Day, Nancy L.
Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, v47 n3 p254 Mar 2008
A study was conducted on lower income population women who were moderate users of marijuana to examine the effects of prenatal marijuana exposure on children's intellectual development at the age of six. Results concluded that the Cognitive deficits noticed at the age of six were specific to verbal and quantitative reasoning and short-term memory.
Descriptors: Marijuana, Intelligence Tests, Short Term Memory, Intellectual Development, Prenatal Influences, Low Income, Cognitive Ability, Verbal Ability, Children
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