Top Doctor Warns of a Psychosis, Paranoid Delusions and a Super-skunk Schizophrenia Time-bomb
Britain could set off a schizophrenia timebomb if it ignores the dangers of super-strength ‘skunk’ cannabis, one of the UK’s most eminent psychiatrists warns today. Strong evidence now shows that smoking potent forms of the Class B drug increases the chance of psychosis, paranoid delusions and schizophrenia.
Teenage pot smokers are risking mental illnesses in later life
This study replicates exactly what Henquet et al. found back in 2005 for the amount of use where you begin to see a rise in risk – 5 times of use. “They may be infrequent and thus not problematic for the adolescent, (but) when these experiences are reported continuously, year after year, then there’s an increased risk of a first psychotic episode or another psychiatric condition.” Marijuana is thought to cause psychosis-like experiences by increasing a user’s risk of depression. Study Adolescent Cannabis Use and Risk of Psychosis
On an afternoon I occasionally walk with my granddaughter in a London park where teens gather after school, and the smell of pot is unescapable. It’s more pungent than I remember and I presume stronger, possibly super skunk , which is flooding the UK.
Schizophrenia Expert Explains Cannabis Risk for Psychosis
See news article about the Schizophrenia Society of Canada outreach effort.
Cannabis-Psychosis is Real
Young woman explains why she doesn’t do cannabis–goes over research into cannabis-induced psychosis and substance triggered schizophrenia.
Part 1 of 2 – Sorry for the multiple uploads this AM. The first time I included Hendrix’s rendition of Star Spangled Banner but apparently that song is a no go as YouTube muted my whole vid so I replaced it with the Bone clip but when I did it bumped a different audio clip and I didn’t realize it!
Cannabis and Psychosis
Exploring the Link is a national project of the Schizophrenia Society of Canada. The aim of the project is to increase awareness and understanding of the relationship between cannabis use and psychosis from the perspective of youth.
1 min video “Cannabis and Psychosis”
We worked with the Schizophrenia Society to make this wacky little ditty to raise awareness about the connection between smoking weed and the onset of psychosis.
What is Psychosis?
These Recovery Videos were created as part of the RAISE Connection Program with funding from the National Institute of Mental Health.
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