Rates Of Psychiatric Disorders On The Rise Among Americans Who Smoke

HealthDay (1/28, Preidt) reports that even though “fewer Americans are smoking, the rates of psychiatric disorders among those who do – particularly more recent smokers – are on the rise,” the findings of a study published online Jan. 26 in Molecular Psychiatry suggest. After analyzing “data from 25,000 people born in the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s,” researchers found that “nicotine-dependent smokers who began smoking in the 1980s were more likely than older smokers to have psychiatric conditions such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, bipolar disorder or antisocial personality disorder.”

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— “Mental Disorders Increasing for Younger Smokers,” Robert Preidt, HealthDay, January 28, 2016.

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