Maternal Influences on Fetal Neurodevelopment

Clinical and Research Aspects

  • Andrew W. Zimmerman
  • Susan L. Connors

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Janet A. DiPietro
    Pages 9-17
  3. Janet A. DiPietro
    Pages 19-32
  4. Christopher S. Ennen, Ernest M. Graham
    Pages 79-95
  5. Stephen E. P. Smith, Elaine Hsiao, Paul H. Patterson
    Pages 97-115
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 161-166

About this book


The study of maternal influences on the intrauterine environment as they relate to the developing fetal brain promises to be an important area of study. Findings in this area may make it possible to delineate the prenatal mechanisms that affect ongoing cell programming in the fetus and lead to neurodevelopmental disorders. Maternal Influences on Fetal Neurodevelopment: Clinical and Research Aspects advances the field by discussing a wide range of issues impacting several neurodevelopmental disorders. These include ADHD, autism, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Of value to practitioners and researchers in the areas of pediatric neurology, obstetrics and gynecology, fetal physiology, neuroscience, genetics, developmental medicine, perinatology, toxicology and developmental psychology, Maternal Influences on Fetal Neurodevelopment: Clinical and Research Aspects joins together research from various disciplines and demonstrates interrelated and common themes that can direct current and future multidisciplinary research and clinical care.


Allele genetics neurology neuroscience physiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrew W. Zimmerman
    • 1
  • Susan L. Connors
    • 2
  1. 1.Kennedy Krieger Institute, Center for Autism and Related DisordersJohns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Massachusetts General Hospital for ChildLurie Family Autism Center / LADDERS CliLexingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-60327-920-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-60327-921-5
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