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Genetic vulnerability to schizophrenia is associated with cannabis use patterns during adolescence


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#2

I had the genetic predisposition (my father), and also I began smoking pot at the age of 17.


#3

Is it genetic overlap or causation?


#4

overlap. I’ve done a whole lot more than smoke some grass, and i know for a fact none of it was good for my brain


#5

Doesnt this indicate causation instead of overlap. Drugs caused ur sz. No?


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i dont think so. I had it genetically. both of my parents have mental illness.


#7

As many have noted, the rates of smoking cannabis have widely changed yet the rate of schizophrenia has remained stable. It is possible that cannabis further enables a genetic predisposition to act in a manner that results in schizophrenia. It is also possible that people developing schizophrenia seek out novel experiences for one reason or another. Correlations studies do NOT prove causation