Parenting and addictions: Current insights from human neuroscience
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AbstractPurpose: A growing body of human research has documented associations between the maternal brain and maternal substance use and addictions. This neuroscience-informed approach affords the opportunity to unpack potential neurobiological mechanisms that may underscore challenges in maternal caregiving behavior among mothers with addictions and provide new directions for parenting interventions. Findings: Consistent with theoretical models of parenting and addictions, five studies evidence both hypo- and hyper-reactivity to infant affective cues across neuroimaging methods and tasks that incorporate both infant face and cry stimuli. Three structural and resting-state brain studies as a function of maternal substance use are also reported. Conclusions: While human neuroimaging research converges in showing that maternal substance use is associated with differential reactivity to infant affective cues, further multi-level/multi-modal, longitudinal, and dimensional research is critically needed to advance this area of investigation.
SourceRutherford HJ, Kim S, Yip SW, Potenza MN, Mayes LC, Strathearn L. Parenting and addictions: Current insights from human neuroscience. Curr Addict Rep. 2021 Sep;8(3):380-388. doi: 10.1007/s40429-021-00384-6. Epub 2021 Jul 9. PMID: 36185758; PMCID: PMC9523670.
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