TURK PSIKIYATRI DERGISI, vol.17, no.1, pp.55-64, 2006 (SSCI)
Article / Review
TURK PSIKIYATRI DERGISI
Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
smoking, nicotine, schizophrenia, dopamine, nicotinic acetylcholine receptor, BRAIN NICOTINIC RECEPTORS, MONOAMINE-OXIDASE B, ALZHEIMERS-DISEASE, CIGARETTE-SMOKING, PARKINSONS-DISEASE, COGNITIVE PERFORMANCE, PSYCHIATRIC-DISORDERS, CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH, NUCLEUS-ACCUMBENS, MAJOR DEPRESSION
Kocaeli University Affiliated:
Objective: Patients with psychiatric disorders have a higher incidence of smoking than the general population. In particular, the rate of smoking among patients with schizophrenia has been found to be between two and three times in the general population in western countries. This paper reviews the biological factors that might be contributing to the high rate of smoking among patients with schizophrenia and examines the interaction between nicotine and neurobiological disturbances observed in schizophrenia.