smoking and shizophrenia

hello all just read this article as i have shizophrenia and was just wondering what others thoughts were

plosone.org/article/info:do...

apologies in advance if this is against any forum rules

cheers

gra

One year, eight months, two weeks, three days, 23 hours, 52 minutes and 21 seconds. 37619 cigarettes not smoked, saving $21,443.21. Life saved: 18 weeks, 4 days, 14 hours, 55 minutes.

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  • smoking and schizophrenia

    Hi gra - I have heard before of the high incidence of smoking amongst schizophrenic persons. Given that schizophrenic sufferers smoke to reduce the affect of the medication then you should give yourself a massive pat on the back: you've beaten the odds.:)

    I've also read about the high incidence of smoking amongst depression sufferers generally. Apparently, according to the articles I've read, it's the dopamine the smokers are after.

    Fortunately, we can get dopamine from many sources - doesn't have to be cigarettes.

    I remember reading one of your posts that said that you'd stopped smoking & could now buy a house. You've done so well - houses must cost a fortune in "mining boom" WA.

  • Had heard that so well done for managing!!

    I've also read about the high incidence of smoking amongst depression sufferers generally.

    That's partly why I was afraid to quit

  • good for you!! my hubby suffers from this disease and smokes like a chimney. im 4 months shy of making 3 yrs quit :)

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