The Arkanssouri Blog.: Schizophrenic Much? Have a Smoke.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Schizophrenic Much? Have a Smoke.

What the Surgeon General doesn't want you to know about smoking:

New research is focusing on a drug to treat cognitive symptoms [of
schizophrenia] by mimicking nicotine's biochemical effects in the brain. More
than 80 percent of schizophrenics are heavy smokers, and scientists believe
smoking may be a form of self-medication for this disease.


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