Smoking withdrawal symptoms in response to a trauma-related stressor among Vietnam combat veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder.

Journal Article (Clinical Trial;Journal Article)

This study investigated the relationship between a trauma-related stressor and smoking withdrawal symptoms in 25 male Vietnam combat veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) using a within-subjects design. All subjects were smokers. The stressor involved a modified Stroop task, in which the veterans color-named either anxiety-related or neutral control words. Anxiety-related words produced more withdrawal symptoms than neutral control words, including increased craving, negative affect symptoms, somatic symptoms, and lack of alertness.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Beckham, JC; Lytle, BL; Vrana, SR; Hertzberg, MA; Feldman, ME; Shipley, RH

Published Date

  • 1996

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 21 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 93 - 101

PubMed ID

  • 8729711

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0306-4603

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0306-4603(95)00038-0


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England