Perceived health risks, attitude and readiness to quit tobacco among euthymic bipolar disorder patients in regular contact with mental health services: an exploratory study from India.

@article{Pattanayak2012PerceivedHR,
  title={Perceived health risks, attitude and readiness to quit tobacco among euthymic bipolar disorder patients in regular contact with mental health services: an exploratory study from India.},
  author={Raman Deep Pattanayak and Rajesh Sagar and Raka Jain},
  journal={Journal of mental health},
  year={2012},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={
          83-90
        }
}
BACKGROUND Patients with bipolar disorder (BD) are at higher risk of tobacco-related harm compared with general population. However, they may not fully appreciate health risks even when asymptomatic. AIM The study aims to explore the perceived health risks, attitude and readiness to quit tobacco among euthymic BD patients. METHOD The adult male outpatients with Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, 4th edition diagnosis of BD type I and nicotine dependence were selected if they were euthymic… CONTINUE READING