Q: Cocaine in Pregnancy and Bipolar Child
MY STEP SON HAS BEEN DX WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER. SOME INFO HAS
SURFACED SINCE THEN AND I CAN NOT FIND ANY INFO ON MY SITUATION.
COULD A MOTHER WHO DOES COCAINE DURING PREGNANCY, RATHER REGULARLY, AFFECT
OR HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE BIPOLAR DISORDER. MY SONS PATERNAL
GRANDMOTHER WAS ALSO BIPOLAR AND MANIC.
Dear Kathryn --
Unfortunately, this is not known (whether cocaine during pregnancy has any
impact on the risk of developing bipolar disorder).
Published April, 2001