Infants of drug-addicted mothers

Eunji Kim, Gideon Koren

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The wide variety of addictive substances share in common the reinforcing feature of individuals experiencing a persistent desire to administer the drugs and a strong obsession in obtaining them. Addiction to psychoactive substances is a complex issue, recognized as a class of mental disorders in the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) [1]. DSM-IV defines addiction as manifested by the compulsion to take a drug with a loss of control on the intake, and continued use despite knowledge of adverse physical and psychological health effects.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNeonatology
Subtitle of host publicationA Practical Approach to Neonatal Diseases
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9788847014053
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes


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