Can You Get Schizophrenia From Smoking Weed?

If you are experiencing symptoms of paranoia or hallucinations when you use marijuana this is not a good sign. Please consider either using a different strain with a different THC/CBD ratio. You may find that a low THC strain can help your mood and pain symptoms but without accompanying paranoia or hallucinations.

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PARANOIA AND HALLUCINATIONS ARE SERIOUS PSYCHIATRIC SYMPTOMS THAT REQUIRE TREATMENT WITH ANTIPSYCHOTIC MEDICATION IN A PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL!!! Sadly, even with treatment, these symptoms may persist indefinitely. This is no joke!

Can You Get Schizophrenia From Smoking Weed?

There is much discussion in the medical/scientific community about the risk of developing psychotic disorders in the pot-using population. Multi-site, international studies have clearly shown an increase in the occurrence of psychotic disorders in the pot-using population. The mechanisms causing this are unclear. Dopamine, dopamine metabolites, glutamate, neuronal calcium levels, and many other neurochemical suspects are being investigated. Unfortunately there is no currently available genetic test to identify those individuals at higher risk of developing Cannabis-Induced Psychosis.

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3 thoughts on “Can You Get Schizophrenia From Smoking Weed?”

  1. Sames true for alcohol. Some people RAGE when they overdo it. I know firsthand! Are you, also, for prohibition of alcohol?

    1. Alcohol is not as complicated as marijuana. “Weed” has over 500 compounds in it. There are 11 isomers of THC. Few of these compounds have been investigated for their effect–good or bad.
      There are likely to be individuals in the population who become psychotic when they drink alcohol. Psychosis can even occur with overuse of caffeine, with opioid pain medications, psychostimulants (ADHD meds), with high doses of Wellbutrin, the list is fairly long. Any substance that can effect the brain’s reward system potentially can cause psychosis.
      The moderate use of alcohol has health benefits– people who drink alcohol moderately (1-2 oz daily) live longer, have lower rates of dementia, heart disease, stroke, and other medical problems than those who do not drink alcohol. But those who overuse/abuse alcohol have a shorter life span and an increased risk of all medical problems. Many years ago the FDA instructed makers of alcoholic products to put dosing information on the containers–obviously that has not happened. 12 oz. of beer is an equivalent “one standard drink”. Who drinks just 1-2 beers? We have been indoctrinated to socialize with alcohol. Many feel uncomfortable in a social setting without a drink in their hand. This is not consistently cross-cultural.
      Alcohol is a “depressant”, it can inhibit certain behavioral mechanisms inducing rage/anger. Alcohol use is a statistically significant factor in violent crimes.

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