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 .
29 December 2016 and 2018
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Lenka Štěpánková, Ph.D.
Dr. Štěpánková is a physician and psychotherapist who obtained her PhD in 2013. Her main field of interest is tobacco dependence treatment in smokers with depression and other mental illnesses. She has worked has a therapist and is currently a lecturer at First Medical Faculty of Charles University, Prague.
Tim Lancaster, MD
Dr Tim Lancaster is a Professor of Primary Health Care at King's College in London and has published extensively on ways to improve smoking cessation.
L.A. Rankin is a social worker with experience in many different settings with a variety of clients. She has worked with dementia and Alzheimers patients, dual diagnosis MH/MR, in a battered women’s shelter, and a rape crisis center. She also has 11 years of experience as a child protective social worker, where she earned certificates in domestic abuse/family violence and substance abuse.
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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Course Creator: L.A. Rankin
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