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Why do I always smoke during my manic episodes?

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Dr. Peter Forster
Psychiatry
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In brief: Risk Assessment

One of the key things that happens with mania is that the part of the brain that keeps watch for risky situations is shut down.
This means that you truly don't see potential risks when manic, which is also most of why mania is so dangerous.

In brief: Risk Assessment

One of the key things that happens with mania is that the part of the brain that keeps watch for risky situations is shut down.
This means that you truly don't see potential risks when manic, which is also most of why mania is so dangerous.
Dr. Peter Forster
Dr. Peter Forster
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Dr. Douglas Bey
Agree judgement is frequently suspended
Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
Addiction Medicine

In brief: Calming effect

Nicotine (smoking) xauses release of Dopamine and activation of gaba receptors which has a calming effect.
Before trying to cut down smoking control of mood with mood stabilizers is of paramount importance.

In brief: Calming effect

Nicotine (smoking) xauses release of Dopamine and activation of gaba receptors which has a calming effect.
Before trying to cut down smoking control of mood with mood stabilizers is of paramount importance.
Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
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