Addressing tobacco among individuals with a mental illness or an addiction
Department of Psychiatry
Medical Subject Headings
Diagnosis, Dual (Psychiatry); Humans; Mental Disorders; Smoking Cessation; Substance-Related Disorders; Tobacco Use Disorder
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.
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Citation: Addict Behav. 2004 Aug;29(6):1067-83. Link to article on publisher's site
Williams, Jill M. and Ziedonis, Douglas M., "Addressing tobacco among individuals with a mental illness or an addiction" (2004). Psychiatry Publications and Presentations. 193.