From the Mass. DMH Bulletin, which is very good and written by Ann Madigan
1. Clozapine helps nicotine craving A study in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry shows that clozapine leads to reduction in smoking among patients with schizophrenia.
2. St. Margaret's Hospital in Dorchester has started a smoking cessation program for people who are homeless and mentally ill". (My advice is first get them housing, then work on smoking. Next we'll have finishing schools for people who have been kicked out of state hospitals).
3. In another issue of the same magazine, the story was on the fact that studies are showing a link between increased incidence of violence and having an After reviewing the study someone said, 'This is a case of research catching up to common sense.' Sounds like a quote of the week to me.
If you live in Mass, or elsewhere, you may want to read this pub. It's
good. Contact Ann at the above address for info
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