10 of July. Chemical compounds found in tobacco products, can cause psychiatric, such as schizophrenia. This is stated in the study by British scientists at king's College in London.
The doctors concluded that 57% of people diagnosed with the first signs of schizophrenia, regularly used tobacco. In addition, scientists made a startling discovery that among mentally ill smokers is about 3 times more than those who do not smoke. "Our research has shown that Smoking should really be perceived as a possible risk factor for the development of mental illness," said Dr. James McCabe. "Excess (due to nicotine – approx. author) levels of dopamine (the hormone that is responsible for the mental state of the person – approx. the author is the best explanation for the occurrence of mental illness," said Professor of Institute of psychology, psychiatry and neurology at the Royal College Robin Murray.
The study involved 15 thousand smokers and 272 thousand non-smokers.