Title

Addressing tobacco among individuals with a mental illness or an addiction

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry

Publication Date

2004-07-09

Document Type

Article

Subjects

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.

DOI of Published Version

10.1016/j.addbeh.2004.03.009

Source

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

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Addictive behaviors

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

15236808

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