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04 August 2011

Smoking withdrawal affects brain mood centres

Changes in brain areas that control mood may explain why some heavy smokers become depressed after they quit smoking, which increases their risk of resuming smoking.

Changes in brain areas that control mood may explain why some heavy smokers become depressed after they quit smoking, which increases their risk of resuming smoking.

Previous research has linked elevated MAO-A with depression.

Depression and smoking

 

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