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Anti-smoking Drugs may Cause Mental Disorders

by Rajashri on July 7, 2009 at 7:53 PM
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 Anti-smoking Drugs may Cause Mental Disorders

Popular anti-smoking drugs Champix and Zyban may cause mental disorders, it has emerged. After US authorities warned about these effects, Aussie counterparts may likely do the same, says a Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) spokeswoman.

"It may be that smoking's something that people with mental health problems ... do more than people who don't smoke," public health expert professor Simon Chapman told 702 ABC Sydney. "So that population group is going to have a background of incidents of mental health problems and it could be that some of these reports are reports about mental health episodes that may have happened anyway."

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Statistics have revealed that there have been 400 psychiatric disturbances linked to the drug Zyban.



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