The relationship between prenatal stress and smoking,and ADHD in children

Health Sciences & Medicine
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These reports are on researches into the relationship between prenatal stress and smoking, and ADHD in children. The reports are critical descriptions of approaches by different researchers into this relationship


In the critique of these reports, which follows shortly, the necessity of the statement will be established as a proven necessity.Some of the researchers whose reports will be critiqued in this writing are Physician- Assistants Certified (PA-Cs) of the Directorate of Health and Social Care (DHSc) of the East Virginia Medical School. Some are PA-Cs of the Medical College of Ohio, while others have backgrounds in Psychological analysis, as researchers of the Department of Psychology of the Uppsala University, Sweden (Thomas G Parish 2004 p1). Since the PA-Cs have certifications testifying to their competence as Physician Assistants, and the Psychologically-oriented researchers have a background in Psychological analysis, their research results can tolerably be taken as fact rather than fiction, as premises on which conclusions and assertions can safely be based.One of the researches is titled "Are Maternal Smoking and Stress during pregnancy related to ADHD symptoms in children" (Rodriguez and Bohlin 2005 p246), while the other is titled "Smoking contributes to the development of childhood ADHD" (Parish 2005 p1). ...
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