Total CE Credit Hours: 1.5
Course Info URL: https://www.ce-credit.com/courses/102524
About the Course:
This course explores smoking cessation and depression. The articles look at the rate of abstinence for patients with mild and moderate/severe depression compared with patients without depression. Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) was found to be effective the longer it was taken, even exceeding the recommended time frames. Evidence-based practice proves effectiveness and improvement in depression with both NRT and individual therapy. Smoking cessation should be part of preventative health services.
This course is based on the article,Depression and Smoking Cessation: Evidence from a Smoking Cessation Clinic with 1-Year Follow-Up created by Lenka Stepankova, MD, PhD., et al. in 2016 and the article,Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews – Individual behavioural counselling for smoking cessation created by Tim Lancaster, MD., et al. in 2018 .
Publication Date:29 December 2016 and 2018
Course Material Authors
Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.
Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
- Acknowledge a correlation between smoking and depression, which worsens with more severe depression.
- Recognize that while more severe depression indicates a stronger addiction to tobacco, once abstinence is achieved, depression is improved.
- Extrapolate that counseling is effective in treating smoking addiction, as is pharmacotherapy, but the combination of both therapies is the most effective.
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