Tobacco use in bipolar disorder.
journal contributionposted on 2015-04-30, 00:00 authored by D Thomson, Michael BerkMichael Berk, Seetal DoddSeetal Dodd, M Rapado-Castro, Shae Quirk, P K Ellegaard, Lesley BerkLesley Berk, Olivia DeanOlivia Dean
Tobacco use in mental health in general and bipolar disorder in particular remains disproportionally common, despite declining smoking rates in the community. Furthermore, interactions between tobacco use and mental health have been shown, indicating the outcomes for those with mental health disorders are impacted by tobacco use. Factors need to be explored and addressed to improve outcomes for those with these disorders and target specific interventions for people with psychiatric illness to cease tobacco smoking. In the context of bipolar disorder, this review explores; the effects of tobacco smoking on symptoms, quality of life, suicidal behavior, the biological interactions between tobacco use and bipolar disorder, the interactions between tobacco smoking and psychiatric medications, rates and factors surrounding tobacco smoking cessation in bipolar disorder and suggests potential directions for research and clinical translation. The importance of this review is to bring together the current understanding of tobacco use in bipolar disorder to highlight the need for specific intervention.
JournalClinical Psychopharmacology and Neuroscience
Pagination1 - 11
PublisherKorean College of Neuropsychopharmacology
Publication classificationC Journal article; C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice2015, Korean College of Neuropsychopharmacology
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