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Antidepressant Effects of Nicotine

J Clin Psychiatry 1997;58(7):324 [letter]

Letter to the Editor

Sir: I was surprised and chagrined to read the article “Antidepressant Effect of Transdermal Nicotine Patches in Nonsmoking Patients With Major Depression” by Dr. Salín-Pascual and associates in the Journal.

It is hardly a medical mystery that nicotine provides improvement in mood for smokers. For any physician with a modicum of clinical experience, this mood elevation has been reported by most smokers and is often given as a reason for the difficulty in stopping smoking.