Scientific article

Smoking-cessation for patients with acute psychiatric illness

Published inDipendenze Patologiche, vol. 5, no. 3, p. 79-82
Publication date2010

Context: Legal measures forbidding smoking in public places- as hospitals, conducted to a rising preoccupation for smoking cessation in psychiatric patients. But, little is known about the efficient way to proceed with in-patients in acute phase of psychiatric disorders. The aim of this paper is to expose a way to integrate smoking-cessation in psychiatric care, called Smoking Cessation Program (SCP); and the encouraging results on smoking reduction on 31 in-patients. Methods: SCP consisted on a cognitive and behavioural, motivational, and nicotinic replacement intensive program, integrated in psychiatric care. Results: SCP showed efficacy on cigarette consumption at short and medium- term (50% of initial value at 6 months), with a parallel decrease of anxiety and depressive symptoms in psychiatric heavy smokers. Conclusion: SCP is an interesting way to help psychiatric patients to reduce smoking without worsening their psychiatric symptoms. Studies with greater samples are needed to confirm those results and generalize

  • Smoking cessation
  • Psychiatry
  • In-patients
  • Program
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
Citation (ISO format)
ACHAB, Sophia et al. Smoking-cessation for patients with acute psychiatric illness. In: Dipendenze Patologiche, 2010, vol. 5, n° 3, p. 79–82.
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ISSN of the journal1970-1101

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