Nicotine use in schizophrenia: The self medication hypotheses

@article{Kumari2005NicotineUI,
  title={Nicotine use in schizophrenia: The self medication hypotheses},
  author={V. Kumari and P. Postma},
  journal={Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews},
  year={2005},
  volume={29},
  pages={1021-1034}
}
  • V. Kumari, P. Postma
  • Published 2005
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews
  • The behavioural and cognitive effects of nicotine in schizophrenia have received much interest in recent years. The rate of smoking in patients with schizophrenia is estimated to be two- to four-fold the rate seen in the general population. Furthermore such patients favour stronger cigarettes and may also extract more nicotine from their cigarettes than other smokers. The question has been raised whether the widespread smoking behaviour seen in this patient group is in fact a manifestation of a… CONTINUE READING
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