Navigation Links
Depression and Smoking Go Hand in Hand in U.S.
Date:4/14/2010

garette smoking among adults nationwide has been cut in half, but about 21 percent of adults overall still smoke, the report noted.

"Everyone knows people with depression are more likely to smoke," Pratt said, but what surprised her, she said, was the extent to which that was found true in the study.

For instance, among women aged 20 to 39 they found that 50 percent of those with depression smoke, whereas just 21 percent of those without depression do.

Even adults with mild depressive symptoms -- those who wouldn't qualify for a diagnosis of clinical depression -- were more likely to smoke than were people with no symptoms of depression, the researchers found.

Exactly why depressed people tend to smoke more was beyond the scope of the study, Pratt said, but some research has suggested they might be self-medicating, with the cigarettes somehow acting as a calming or relaxing mechanism.

Stanton A. Glantz, director of the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education at the University of California, San Francisco, said the findings were not surprising.

And he agrees that depressed people who smoke may be self-medicating. Part of the problem, he said, is that mental health professionals have been slow to deal with the tobacco issue.

"There's a myth that somehow if you deal with it, [by encouraging them to quit smoking,] it makes it harder to deal with underlying mental illness," Glantz said. "Just the opposite is true."

More information

The U.S. National Institute of Mental Health has more on depression.



SOURCES: Laura A. Pratt, Ph.D., epidemiologist, Office of Analysis and Epidemiology, National Center for Health Statistics, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hyattsville, Md.; Stanton A. Glantz, Ph.D., pr
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Untreated, Mild May Become Major Depression
2. Acupuncture found effective against depression during pregnancy
3. Depression Survey: Implications for Diverse Communities
4. Internet Addicts More Prone to Depression
5. Depression Survey: Implications for Diverse Communities
6. Most Antidepressants Miss Key Target of Clinical Depression
7. Attendance at Alcoholics Anonymous meetings may reduce depression symptoms
8. Stress, Anxiety Can Up Risk of Depression in Pregnancy
9. Largest academic-industry collaboration for drug discovery in depression and schizophrenia launched
10. Mastery of physical goals lessens disease-related depression and fatigue
11. Fear of Anxiety May Lead to Depression
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/30/2015)... May 30, 2015 Twelve of the ... by their peers as the 2015 Giants of ... at the Chicago Illuminating Company last night. The awardees ... oncologists for landmark achievements in translational research, gene therapy, ... course of cancer treatment. , Honorees were introduced and ...
(Date:5/30/2015)... You've probably heard that using cotton swabs to clean the ... found a better way to remove ear wax? Luckily, a ... need. , They developed SUNDENG EAR CLEANER to ease the ... from the ears. What's more, it is safer and more ... today for children and adults of all ages. As such, ...
(Date:5/30/2015)... 30, 2015 Thousands of aesthetic industry ... Meeting, sponsored by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic ... hand was Zeltiq, the parent company of one of ... With blazing growth, the one-of-a-kind device just sold ... Zeltiq is currently in the news for gaining the ...
(Date:5/30/2015)... The results of a 40+ year study in ... to cause mesothelioma, regardless of the volume of exposure. ... Surviving Mesothelioma website. , The study conducted by ... found that, among the 138 cases of mesothelioma that ... of them happened at plants that had, at some ...
(Date:5/30/2015)... May 30, 2015 On Thursday, ... Dr. Charles Simone and Dr. Evan Alley both ... ‘Meet the Mesothelioma Experts’ series. The interview was ... mesothelioma centers of excellence. Drs. Simone and Alley ... Mary Hesdorffer, with whom they discussed the mesothelioma ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:OncLive’s 2015 Giant of Cancer Care™ Awards Announced 2Health News:OncLive’s 2015 Giant of Cancer Care™ Awards Announced 3Health News:OncLive’s 2015 Giant of Cancer Care™ Awards Announced 4Health News:Improved Ear Hygiene Tool Invented by InventHelp Clients (KSC-952) 2Health News:Dr. Paul Vitenas Meets with Zeltiq President and CEO in Montreal 2Health News:Dr. Paul Vitenas Meets with Zeltiq President and CEO in Montreal 3Health News:New Study Finds Close Link Between Crocidolite Asbestos and Deadly Mesothelioma, According to Surviving Mesothelioma 2Health News:Interview with Mesothelioma Experts, Drs. Simone and Alley Now Available on Demand 2
... unlikely to be caused by a decrease in mammography screening, ... Journal of the National Cancer Institute . It is ... , There has been a recent, rapid decline in ... Initiative study found that hormone therapy was associated with an ...
... B: apo A-I ratio is not a better predictor ... that include total cholesterol and HDL-C, according to a ... Current risk-prediction instruments and guidelines for coronary heart disease ... (LDL-C), total cholesterol, or both for CHD risk assessment. ...
... can diagnose venous thromboembolic disease (VTED) in cancer patients ... the thorax, abdomen, and pelvis which are regularly done ... according to a recent study conducted by radiologists at ... , Venous thromboembolic disease can be fatal if left ...
... warfarin) and antiplatelet drugs (e.g., acetylsalicylic acid) are ... diseases. In this study, Joseph Delaney MSc, Dr. ... in 4,028 cases with a diagnosis of gastrointestinal ... Kingdom. They documented a 46-fold increase in the ...
... Spirometry testing is a widely accepted and encouraged ... new research shows that it is not used nearly ... CHEST, the peer-reviewed journal of the American College of ... patients with a COPD diagnosis ever received spirometry testing. ...
... in a nursing home or take medication to lower ... following hospitalization for heatstroke, according to a study posted ... issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the ... online today found that being confined to bed, not ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Drop in breast cancer incidence linked to hormone use, not mammograms 2Health News:Use of certain lipid measures not more effective in predicting coronary heart disease 2Health News:Study says COPD testing is not measuring up 2Health News:Study, meta-analysis examine factors associated with death from heatstroke 2Health News:Study, meta-analysis examine factors associated with death from heatstroke 3
(Date:5/29/2015)... Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY ) and AstraZeneca ... entered into a clinical trial collaboration to evaluate the ... checkpoint inhibitor, MEDI4736, in combination with CYRAMZA ® ... planned study will assess the combination as a treatment ... Phase I study is expected to establish the safety ...
(Date:5/28/2015)... INDIANAPOLIS , May 28, 2015  Eli Lilly and ... of its previously announced cash tender offer for up to ... debt securities. Holders of notes who tendered, and ... p.m., New York City time, on ... accepted for purchase by Lilly, are eligible to receive the ...
(Date:5/28/2015)... , May 28, 2015 ... announced the addition of Jain PharmaBiotech,s new ...  to their offering.       ... or gene silencing involves the use of ... cell, this material is processed into short ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Lilly and AstraZeneca to Collaborate on Immuno-Oncology Combination Clinical Trial in Solid Tumors 2Lilly and AstraZeneca to Collaborate on Immuno-Oncology Combination Clinical Trial in Solid Tumors 3Lilly and AstraZeneca to Collaborate on Immuno-Oncology Combination Clinical Trial in Solid Tumors 4Lilly and AstraZeneca to Collaborate on Immuno-Oncology Combination Clinical Trial in Solid Tumors 5Lilly and AstraZeneca to Collaborate on Immuno-Oncology Combination Clinical Trial in Solid Tumors 6Lilly and AstraZeneca to Collaborate on Immuno-Oncology Combination Clinical Trial in Solid Tumors 7Lilly and AstraZeneca to Collaborate on Immuno-Oncology Combination Clinical Trial in Solid Tumors 8Lilly and AstraZeneca to Collaborate on Immuno-Oncology Combination Clinical Trial in Solid Tumors 9Lilly and AstraZeneca to Collaborate on Immuno-Oncology Combination Clinical Trial in Solid Tumors 10Lilly and AstraZeneca to Collaborate on Immuno-Oncology Combination Clinical Trial in Solid Tumors 11Lilly and AstraZeneca to Collaborate on Immuno-Oncology Combination Clinical Trial in Solid Tumors 12Lilly and AstraZeneca to Collaborate on Immuno-Oncology Combination Clinical Trial in Solid Tumors 13Lilly and AstraZeneca to Collaborate on Immuno-Oncology Combination Clinical Trial in Solid Tumors 14Lilly Announces the Pricing Terms of Its Cash Tender Offer for Up to $1.6 Billion Aggregate Principal Amount of Its Outstanding Debt Securities 2Lilly Announces the Pricing Terms of Its Cash Tender Offer for Up to $1.6 Billion Aggregate Principal Amount of Its Outstanding Debt Securities 3Lilly Announces the Pricing Terms of Its Cash Tender Offer for Up to $1.6 Billion Aggregate Principal Amount of Its Outstanding Debt Securities 4Lilly Announces the Pricing Terms of Its Cash Tender Offer for Up to $1.6 Billion Aggregate Principal Amount of Its Outstanding Debt Securities 5Global RNAi Market Report 2015-2024 - Technologies, Markets and Companies 2Global RNAi Market Report 2015-2024 - Technologies, Markets and Companies 3
... Dec. 16, 2010 Solta Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... tightening and a market leader in aesthetic skin treatments, today ... revolutionary Thermage and Fraxel devices that have helped to build ... device industry. The milestone reflects how much the ...
... 2010 Poniard Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: PARD ... today announced that it has provided notice of voluntary ... Business Financial Services Inc. and Silicon Valley Bank.  The ... on the facility, including interest and other fees payable ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Solta Medical Ships One Millionth Tip for Thermage and Fraxel Devices 2Solta Medical Ships One Millionth Tip for Thermage and Fraxel Devices 3Poniard Pharmaceuticals Announces Plan for Voluntary Prepayment of Term Loan and Transfer to Nasdaq Capital Market 2Poniard Pharmaceuticals Announces Plan for Voluntary Prepayment of Term Loan and Transfer to Nasdaq Capital Market 3Poniard Pharmaceuticals Announces Plan for Voluntary Prepayment of Term Loan and Transfer to Nasdaq Capital Market 4
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
Medicine Products: