Study clears cannabis of schizophrenia rap

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    edesignuk

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    The Register.

    Dude, that's rad.
     
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    Peterkro

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    It's long been my view that people with schizophrenia type problems who don't have a diagnoses self medicate with various drugs (alcohol and dope mainly) which helps control symptoms in the short term but as the disease progresses become less effective,they finally get a diagnoses and hopefully some real help and whammo the statistic wonks decide the self-medication caused the disease. I haven't read this report in detail but hopefully it will knock that theory on the head.
     
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    The usual tabloid-style ramblings from The Register then...

    The study raises some interesting points, but does nothing to counter those raised by other studies, which DO show a correlation between cannabis and psychosis when there is no predisposition.

    Bottom line? More research needs to be done.
     
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    Are they taking volunteers? :D
     
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    Agree. The jury is still out on this one, and a bit more research still needs to be done.

    Cheers
     
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    If they are, sign me up :p
     
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    Emphasis mine.

    The current theory on how disorders like schizophrenia develop is called the diathesis-stress model. I'm no expert, but apparently, there must be a biological predisposition in order for it to develop.

    Me too :) Where do I sign?
     
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    Oh c'mon - like anyone really believed that cannabis use could lead to schizophrenia.
     
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    dmr727

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    What are you, a doctor? What the hell do you know?
     
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    No need to get all pissy. I'm just saying that lots of people smoke, yet I don't see a rash of schizophrenia going around.
     
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    rdowns

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    ^^LMAO.

    I've known a lot of pot smokers in my time but none of them were psychotic, at least in the clinical sense.
     
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    :) Mildly amusing but you do realise split personality (MPS) has nothing to do with schizophrenia?
     
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    Hummm… I'll have to be looking for other excuses then…

    ;)
     
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    dmr727

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    Yeah, I'm aware, but it totally ruins the joke. ;)
     
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    No problem just saying.I suppose that lets me mention one of the funniest football chants of all time,bit cruel though:

    "Two Andy Gorams there's only two Andy Gormans" (after he was diagnosed schizophrenic)
     
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    Mord

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    Personally the stuff induces schizophrenic like symptoms in me for about three days afterwards, I hallucinate wildly and my thoughts get all jumbled to the point that I find it difficult to articulate myself clearly, it's deeply unpleasant and one of the many reasons I don't touch the stuff.
     
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    At least 2 pot smokers I know became nutters after taking the stuff, one in my own family so that alone puts me completely off it, predisposition or not.
     
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    Awesome.

    Just... awesome.
     

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