Anxiety and depression

Both anxiety and depression are important factors for treating tobacco dependence.

  1. Depression is more common among smokers than among non-smokers.
  2. Anxiety disorders are more common as well.

Sorrowing Old Man  - Vincent van Gogh
Over the last 2 weeks, how often have you been bothered by any of the following problems?

1 - Little interest or pleasure in doing things

2 - Feeling down, depressed or hopeless

3 - Have you been diagnosed for anxiety by a health professional within the last 12 months?

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Last update: 09-26-2016.

Source: - Breslau, N., Peterson, E. L., Schultz, L. R., Chilcoat, H. D., Andreski, P. (1998). Major Depression and Stages of Smoking: A Longitudinal Investigation. Arch Gen Psychiatry, 55(2), 161–166.