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Training Mental Health Clinicians Boosts Tobacco Treatment for Patients, Study Finds

Training a range of mental health clinicians to deliver tobacco treatment services can increase use of such services and boost the patients’ willingness to quit smoking, according to a new study published in Psychiatric Services in Advance.“Smoking rates among individuals with a mental illness or substance use disorder are at least double those of the general population,” said Jill Williams, M.D., a professor and director of the Division of Addiction Psychiatry at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and colleagues.The researchers recruited 20 clinicians, including 13 psychiatrists, and gave then...

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Published By: Psychiatric News - Wednesday, 17 September, 2014

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