Adults With Mood, Anxiety Disorders More Likely To Be Smokers.

MedWire (8/23, Cowen) reports, “Adults with mood and anxiety disorders are significantly more likely to be smokers than the general population,” according to astudy of data derived from the National Epidemiologic Survey of Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC) published online Aug. 10 in the American Journal on Addictions. After assessing “associations between mood and anxiety disorders and smoking in a nationally representative sample of 43,093 individuals, aged at least 18 years, from the NESARC,” then adjusting for confounding factors, researchers found that compared with the general population, “the risk for nicotine dependence was increased among respondents with panic disorder (OR=1.82), bipolar disorder (OR=1.71), specific phobia (OR=1.69), and major depression.”

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— “Nicotine dependence risk increased in bipolar disorder, “Mark Cowen, MedWire News, August 23, 2012.

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