Smoking Cessation in Schizophrenia

Author(s): Elaine Weiner, Saeed Ahmed

Journal Name: Current Psychiatry Reviews
Continued as Current Psychiatry Research and Reviews

Volume 9 , Issue 2 , 2013


People with schizophrenia continue to smoke at higher rates than the general population. Yet, care providers do not routinely aggressively treat this addiction, despite an extensive literature supporting that people with schizophrenia can tolerate cessation attempts. The rationale for not treating smoking addiction will be addressed, and then the intervention literature reviewed. Some clinical issues and areas which need for further study will be discussed.

Keywords: Smoking, Cessation, Schizophrenia, Treatment, Interventions, Cigarette.

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Year: 2013
Published on: 12 April, 2013
Page: [164 - 172]
Pages: 9
DOI: 10.2174/1573400511309020011
Price: $65

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