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Why do men smoke during depression?
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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry
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In brief: Men are no different
People tend to smoke more under all sorts of pressures and stress.
Statistics show 25% of americans smoke, 50% of all psychiatric outpatients smoke, 70% of bipolar i and substance use disorders smoke and to top it off, 90% of outpatient schizophrenics smoke. There was no significant difference between men and women reported in those statistics.

In brief: Men are no different
People tend to smoke more under all sorts of pressures and stress.
Statistics show 25% of americans smoke, 50% of all psychiatric outpatients smoke, 70% of bipolar i and substance use disorders smoke and to top it off, 90% of outpatient schizophrenics smoke. There was no significant difference between men and women reported in those statistics.
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Dr. Donald Hazlett
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Dr. Richard Levenson
Clinical Psychology
In brief: Smoking/Depression
Not all men who are depressed smoke.
Some of those who do use smoking in order to avoid feeling depressed - it does not work, of course.

In brief: Smoking/Depression
Not all men who are depressed smoke.
Some of those who do use smoking in order to avoid feeling depressed - it does not work, of course.
Dr. Richard Levenson
Dr. Richard Levenson
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