Unlocking the black box of schizophrenia: Does using pot as a teen increase the risk of schizophrenia?
Marijuana, or cannabis, is the most commonly used illicit drug in the world— especially among teenagers. According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health 2018, 43.5 million people used marijuana in the past year. Moreover, 15.9 percent people aged 12 or older used marijuana in 2018 in the past year and this…Read more
Unlocking the Black Box of Schizophrenia – When schizophrenia resembles PTSD
Shell shock. Battle fatigue. War neuroses. When most of us think about veterans and mental illness, our first thought is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) — or one of the many ways we used to describe the associated symptoms. But not every soldier who returns from war with a mental illness struggles with PTSD, and when…Read more
Unlocking the Black Box of Schizophrenia – 7 myths about schizophrenia
Few mental disorders are as misunderstood as schizophrenia. When we turn on the television, we’re saturated with images of unpredictable “psychotic” villains. The word “schizo” is an insult that might be heard in a high school hallway. People with schizophrenia are often discriminated against, in part because most people don’t understand what schizophrenia really is….Read more
Unlocking the Black Box of Schizophrenia – Researchers identify schizophrenia’s strongest genetic link
Schizophrenia is a psychiatric illness that affects roughly 1 in every 100 adults. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), nearly 23 million people across the globe are afflicted with this disorder. In comparison to females, the disease is more common in males and starts manifesting at an early age. Schizophrenia can lead to significant…Read more