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Depression of Smokers
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jee4764 posted:
A consequence of smoking that is often overlooked is depression. Symptoms of nicotine dependence are correlated with symptoms of depression. Depression symptoms can also be put to blame when looking at the low success rates of smoking cessation. People who are more depressed are more likely to smoke and less likely to be able to quit. This is related to activity in the brain. If you are a smoker who is trying to quit and is unable to do so and is also suffering from symptoms of depression, taking antidepressants may help. Always talk to your doctor first to be sure that antidepressants are right for you. It is not easy to quit smoking, as most people take numerous try's before they are actually able to quit, so don't get discouraged.
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