Antipsychotic medication and smoking prevalence in acutely hospitalized patients with chronic schizophrenia.

@article{Combs2000AntipsychoticMA,
  title={Antipsychotic medication and smoking prevalence in acutely hospitalized patients with chronic schizophrenia.},
  author={Dennis R. Combs and Claire D Advokat},
  journal={Schizophrenia research},
  year={2000},
  volume={46 2-3},
  pages={129-37}
}
The atypical antipsychotic, clozapine, has been reported to reduce smoking in schizophrenic patients. We sought to determine whether other atypical antipsychotics would also be associated with a decreased prevalence of smoking in this population. Data were obtained from three groups of chronic, hospitalized, schizophrenic patients, receiving either a typical antipsychotic (n=15), clozapine (n=6), or another atypical antipsychotic (n=18). In addition to smoking prevalence, the groups were… CONTINUE READING

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