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Discussion in 'Current Events' started by edesignuk, Nov 7, 2008.
Dude, that's rad.
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.
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.
Are they taking volunteers?
Agree. The jury is still out on this one, and a bit more research still needs to be done.
If they are, sign me up
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?
Oh c'mon - like anyone really believed that cannabis use could lead to schizophrenia.
What are you, a doctor? What the hell do you know?
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.
I've known a lot of pot smokers in my time but none of them were psychotic, at least in the clinical sense.
Mildly amusing but you do realise split personality (MPS) has nothing to do with schizophrenia?
I'll have to be looking for other excuses then
Yeah, I'm aware, but it totally ruins the joke.
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)
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.
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.