Marijuana linked to Schizophrenia

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Aiden (@aidenblair)    1 year, 10 months ago

Has anyone ever heard of this?

I remember watching ‘Reefer Madness’ when I was a teen and laughing my ass off at how ridiculous it was. Granted, I was high when I first watched it, but I’ve watched it plenty of times sober and it’s still just as ridiculous.

But I was presented with the connection of Marijuana and Schizophrenia by my Fiancee, and since I’m an average smoker (1/4-1/2 of mids-krip per month), she showed great concern for me considering my father showed signs of being schizophrenic prior to taking his life when I was younger.

Apparently, Marijuana use has been linked, according to some of the following articles, to early onset psychosis.

I was hoping to get some insights and perspectives from different groups, medical buffs, marijuana buffs, psychology/psychiatry buffs, and even the average joe who may frequent this site. If you don’t know enough about it, I’ve provided some links below

I have my opinions on the topic, but what do all you HEthens think?

http://www.apa.org/about/gr/science/spin/2011/03/volkow-marijuana-presentation.pdf

http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/schizophrenia/content/article/10168/2017327

http://mentalhealth.about.com/od/schizophrenia/a/potsz.htm

http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,2005559,00.html

http://healthland.time.com/2011/02/07/marijuana-linked-with-earlier-onset-of-schizophrenia-in-research-review/

http://www.webmd.com/schizophrenia/news/20110207/earlier-onset-of-schizophrenia-linked-to-pot

http://www.opposingviews.com/i/health/addiction/study-schizophrenia-linked-adolescents-who-smoke-marijuana

http://www.alternet.org/story/151776/debunking_the_myth_of_a_link_between_marijuana_and_mental_illness

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Kforkonner (@kwelch5528)1 year, 1 month ago ago

Maybe we all are a bit schizophrenic, consciously we just aren’t aware of it because we are to busy focusing on receiving hundreds of thousands of other signals and thoughts from life. But once you let you mind settle and start to think about whether or not you should do something is when schizophrenic features pop up.

I view life from a perspective of evolutionary adaptation. It makes completed sense to have the ability to converse with yourself on whether or not that is good decision. But with all adaptions, some hit the “psycho” spectrum and become a negative mutation causing these people to be clinically insane. Nothing is wrong with these people, just societies selection thinks other wise. (Also they can be dangerous.)

Think about it, when you dream who are you talking to in those dreams?

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