Effectively Addressing Nicotine Dependence for Patients with Mental Health Disorders
Guest: J. Taylor Hays, M.D. (@jtaylorhays)
Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. (@ChutkaMD)
Through a combination of health policy, smoke-free environmental changes, education, and treatment availability, smoking prevalence among adults has dropped significantly. But that’s not the case for our patients with mental health disorders. Dr. Taylor Hays dispels the myths around nicotine dependence and mental health disorders like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. He’ll fill you in on how to help these patients quit and what quitting looks like for this patient population.