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Smokers May Need Different Doses of Antipsychotics
Getting the correct dose of medication into the bloodstream means patients get the most from their medications. However, smoking may affect that process.
Medicine to Help Mental Health Patients Quit Smoking
A cigarette habit can be hard to kick, especially for people with serious mental illnesses. Luckily, there's a medication that might make the quitting process easier.
Psychotic Disorders and Addiction Linked
Sometimes those with mental disorders can also experience other types of physical or mental illness. One such mental illness they may be at risk for is addiction.
Mixing Mental Health and Substance Use
If you're treating a teen for mental health, it's important to understand the big picture. The big picture includes how much they drink, smoke or use marijuana.
Chantix Safe for Schizophrenics
A lot of people with schizophrenia smoke cigarettes. Clinically stable schizophrenics who took Chantix didn’t show an increase in symptoms, but they were more likely to quit smoking.
Why Smoking Calms Schizophrenia
Smoking may actually have a positive affect on brain function in people with schizophrenia, prompting scientists to study the brain receptors influenced by nicotine.