Perinatal toluene use: Associated risks and considerations

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The prevalence of toluene abuse in women of reproductive age is growing and little is known about toluenes effects on neonatal outcomes. The authors report the case of a 28-year-old woman with major depression, panic disorder, and multi-drug dependence (nicotine, cocaine, opiates, and toluene) and discuss approaches to the evaluation and treatment of these clinically complex patients. The authors also suggest preventive measures as well as areas for future research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalAddictive Disorders and their Treatment
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2011


  • addiction
  • drug use
  • polysubstance abuse
  • pregnancy
  • substance abuse
  • toluene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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