Effects of Cigarette Smoking and Nicotine Nasal Spray on Psychiatric Symptoms and Cognition In Schizophrenia

@article{Smith2002EffectsOC,
  title={Effects of Cigarette Smoking and Nicotine Nasal Spray on Psychiatric Symptoms and Cognition In Schizophrenia},
  author={Robert C. Smith and Abhay Singh and M. Dolores Infante and Amaresh Khandat and Angelica L Kloos},
  journal={Neuropsychopharmacology},
  year={2002},
  volume={27},
  pages={479-497}
}
Schizophrenic patients have among the highest rates of smoking of any group of patients. Previous studies have identified psychophysiological and potential nicotinic receptor abnormalities which may be associated with this phenomenon. The effects of acute smoking or acute administration of nicotine nasal spray, after smoking abstinence, on negative symptoms and neurocognitive function have been less extensively studied in experimental designs. This study investigated the effects of smoking of… CONTINUE READING
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