Abstract

Nicotine affects virtually all of the major neurotransmitter systems by its actions at nicotine cholinergic receptors which are widely distributed in the brain. Patients suffering from disorders such as schizophrenia, depression and eating disorders are particularly prone to smoking, and there is now good evidence that tobacco use and abstinence can have a clinically significant impact on such patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)303-306
Number of pages4
JournalCurrent Opinion in Psychiatry
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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