Scottish Schizophrenia Research Group (2000) Smoking habits and plasma lipid peroxide
and vitamin E levels in never-treated first episode patients with schizophrenia.
British Journal of Psychiatry,176, 290-293.
Conclusions As a result of the high prevalence of smoking this group shows increased
lipid peroxidation. Low serum ratios of vitamin E to cholesterol in both patients
and controls suggest an unsatisfactory diet.
Corvin, A., O’Mahony, E., O’Regan, M., et al (2001) Cigarette smoking and psychotic
symptoms in bipolar affective disorder. British Journal of Psychiatry, 179, 35-38.
Conclusion A link between smoking and psychosis exists and may be independent of
Carmen Aguilar, M., Gurpegui, M., Diaz, F.J., et al (2005) Nicotine dependence and
symptoms in schizophrenia Naturalistic study of complex interactions. British Journal
of Psychiatry, 186, 215-221.
Conclusions The data do not generally support the self-medication hypothesis but
rather suggest a complex interaction between nicotine dependence and schizophrenic
Button, T.M.M., Thapar, A., McGuffin, P. (2005) Relationship between antisocial behaviour,
attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and maternal prenatal smoking. British Journal
of Psychiatry, 187, 155-160.
Tsoi, D.T., Porwal, M., Webster, C.A. (2010) Efficacy and safety of bupropion for
smoking cessation and reduction in schizophrenia: systematic review and meta-analysis.
British Journal of Psychiatry,196, 346-353.
Conclusions Bupropion increases the rates of smoking abstinence in smokers with schizophrenia,
without jeopardising their mental state.