Teenage Cannabis Smoker More Likely to Develop Schizophrenia

Still think that cannabis is harmless? Here's another reason why you shouldn't smoke pot: scientists found that teenage cannabis smoker are more likely to suffer psychotic symptoms and full-blown mental illness later in life.

Adolescent drug takers interviewed for the largest study of its kind reported experiencing at least three symptoms indicating a risk of psychosis.

These included feeling like something strange or inexplicable was taking place, suspecting they were being influenced or followed and difficulty in controlling the speed of thoughts.

Frequent drug users were more at risk but even youngsters dabbling at an early stage were vulnerable.

The researchers also found taking cannabis in adolescence creates a greater risk of developing schizophrenia than using it when older.


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My cousin who I grew up with has schizophrenia, and when he drank alcohol he would get paranoid and freak out.He even tried to kill himself when he was drinking. When he smoked weed, he would be calm and mellow.

Does psychological addiction mean you like to do something ? I am hooked on Pez!!!And cranberry sauce....
Someone said weed makes marriage tolerable...also working for a living!!
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The only schizophrenic I know didn't smoke pot until after he was diagnosed. His symptoms are greatly subdued after he smokes pot. Also, marijuana nearly cured my Tourette's Syndrome.
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