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August 24, 2012 Adults with mood and anxiety disorders are significantly more likely to be smokers than the general population, a US study of data from the National Epidemiologic Survey of Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC) shows. Renee Goodwin (University of Houston, Texas) and team also found that, among smokers with anxiety and mood disorders, the risk for nicotine dependence was greatest in those with bipolar disorder.
“A better understanding of the differential comorbidity of mental disorders with nondependent cigarette smoking or nicotine dependence may shed light on the etiology of nicotine dependence by distinguishing whether some mental disorders are more closely linked with addictive cigarette use versus nonaddictive cigarette use,” write the authors in the American Journal on Addictions.
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