Symptoms of depression and smoking behaviors following treatment with transdermal nicotine patch

Robert A. Schnoll*, Frank T. Leone, Brian Hitsman

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Subscales from the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CESD), assessed prior to treatment, were examined as predictors of withdrawal, craving, and affect during the first week of abstinence, as well as smoking abstinence during the first week of abstinence and at the end of treatment. The negative affect and somatic features CESD subscales were related to higher levels of nicotine withdrawal. The relationship between the interpersonal disturbance CESD subscale and nicotine withdrawal approached significance. This study suggests the need to examine novel psychological mechanisms that may account for the relationship between depression symptoms and smoking cessation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)46-52
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Addictive Diseases
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

Keywords

  • CESD
  • Smoking cessation
  • depression
  • withdrawal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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