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Re: Smoking and Psychosis

Posted by Seamus2 on July 27, 2001, at 20:29:38

In reply to Smoking and Psychosis, posted by SalArmy4me on July 27, 2001, at 14:35:09

Correlation is NOT causation!


> British Journal of Psychiatry July 2001
> Cigarette smoking and psychotic symptoms in bipolar affective disorder.
> CORVIN, AIDEN. O'MAHONY, ED. O'REGAN, MYRA. COMERFORD, CLAIRE. O'CONNELL, ROBERT. CRADDOCK, NICK. GILL, MICHAEL.[Papers]
>
> "Our results support the hypothesis that smoking is associated with a history of psychosis in bipolar affective disorder. We also found that smoking is associated with increased severity of psychotic symptoms in this population. While similar findings have been reported in patients with schizophrenia, this association has not previously been reported in bipolar affective disorder. We suggest that an association exists between smoking and psychotic symptomatology, and not with the categorical diagnosis of either schizophrenia or bipolar affective disorder..."


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