In de Volkskrant of 30 September 2019, the causality between smoking and the development of psychological disorders is discussed. The reason for the discussion is a newly published article in the British Journal of Psychiatry by APH researcher Jentien Vermeulen. The promotion research puts forward that people who start smoking have a 1.5 to 2 times higher risk of developing a bipolar disorder. Vermeulen used an innovative method, in which the genetic information of one million people was screened from a public database.
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