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Depressed Smokers More Likely to Quit Smoking

by Bidita Debnath on September 24, 2013 at 7:59 PM
 Depressed Smokers More Likely to Quit Smoking

Depressed smokers are more likely to successfully quit than their non-depressed counterparts, shows a new study.

A new evidence review in the Cochrane Library finds that depressed smokers may stop smoking longer and benefit overall from mood management interventions after they quit smoking.

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Lead author Regina van der Meer, MPH, a researcher at the Dutch Expert Centre on Tobacco Control, said that health professionals should encourage their smoking patients with depression to use a smoking cessation intervention that includes a psychosocial mood management component.

The researchers studied 49 randomized controlled trials, including 33 trials that focused on smoking cessation with a mood management element for those with current or past depression.
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The analysis compared both smoking cessation programs using psychosocial interventions, like counseling or exercise, and those using bupropion, an antidepressant to standard non-smoking programs.

When psychosocial components were added, smokers were able to stop smoking for longer periods.

While bupropion was effective for those with a history of depression, it was not found to be effective for smokers with current depression, the study found.

Source: ANI
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