eryn_7 napisała: > June 2004 > > Yale University researchers have shown that active ingredient in marijuana can > cause transient schizophrenia-like symptoms ranging from [u]suspiciousness and > delusions[/u][b][/b] to impairments in memory and attention in some patients. T > he study was an attempt to clarify [u]a long known association between cannabis > and psychosis[/u][b][/b] in the hopes of finding another clue about the pathop > hysiology of schizophrenia. > > Last year, Netherlands researchers reviewed five studies and concluded that the > [u]use of marijuana (cannabis) approximately doubles the risk of developing sc > hizophrenia[/u][b][/b]. Because the studies excluded anyone with a history of p > sychosis and controlled for the use of other drugs, they were "able to show the > specific effects of cannabis." > Thus if a young person is genetically at risk for schizophrenia, the research s > uggests, the use of marijuana can cause the same kind of damage the schizopheni > a would cause, which could bring on the illness when it might otherwise have no > t have emerged, cause earlier onset, and/or worsen the condition. > > Newsday quoted one of the study's authors, Dr. Manzar Ashtari, as saying, ""Don > 't put yourself at risk, especially if you have a family history of schizophren > ia or severe mental illness -- especially when the brain is still growing."
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