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Smoking and schizophrenia linked by alterations in brain nicotine signals.

Schizophrenia is associated with increased rates and intensity of tobacco smoking.  A growing body of research suggests that the relationship between schizophrenia and smoking stems, in part, from an effort by patients to use nicotine to self-medicate symptoms and cognitive impairment associated with the disease. A new study from Yale University sheds light on this hypothesis. The team found that

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