Title

Addressing tobacco among individuals with a mental illness or an addiction

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry

Date

7-9-2004

Document Type

Article

Medical Subject Headings

Diagnosis, Dual (Psychiatry); Humans; Mental Disorders; Smoking Cessation; Substance-Related Disorders; Tobacco Use Disorder

Disciplines

Psychiatry

Abstract

Tobacco dependence among individuals with a mental illness or an addiction is a tremendous problem that goes largely ignored. Studies of genetics, neuroimaging, and nicotinic receptors support a neurobiological link between tobacco use and alcohol dependence, drug dependence, schizophrenia, depression, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and anxiety disorders. This paper summarizes the recent literature on this topic and discusses how treatment for tobacco can no longer be ignored in mental-health and addiction-treatment settings. More research is needed as well as a national organized effort to address tobacco in this large segment of smokers.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: Addict Behav. 2004 Aug;29(6):1067-83. Link to article on publisher's site

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

15236808