Factors affecting smoking in schizophrenia.

  title={Factors affecting smoking in schizophrenia.},
  author={Stavroula Beratis and Aggeliki Katrivanou and Philippos Gourzis},
  journal={Comprehensive psychiatry},
  volume={42 5},
There is an increased frequency of smoking among patients with schizophrenia. However, it is unknown whether the smoking behavior of the patients is similar in all schizophrenia subtypes, as well as which is the relationship between smoking initiation and disease onset. Four hundred six patients with DSM-IV schizophrenia were interviewed to determine the smoking status in relationship to gender and schizophrenic subtype, and to other factors that could affect or be affected by smoking. The… CONTINUE READING