Study Argues Oxytocin Will Not Interfere With Fetal Devleopment

February 10, 2015 3:51 PM

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A recent study has investigated the theory that mothers who receive the pain killer oxytocin during childbirth could have children born with higher risk for developing ADHD. Children’s Health Council chief psychiatrist and medical director Dr. Glen Elliott, comments, “Oxytocin has many functions, including affecting social interactions.” He continues, “Earlier studies were divided as to whether use of oxytocin to help labor progress increased the risk of the child later having a diagnosis of ADHD.”

A recent study has investigated the theory that mothers who receive the pain killer oxytocin during childbirth could have children born with higher risk for developing ADHD.

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