SVG researchers findings notes teenagers who take cannabis, contains higher chances to get schizophrenia

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As per a recently released new study, teenagers who smoke cannabis twice a week are six times more expected to get schizophrenia as compared to individuals who does not smoke. The researchers of St Vincent and the Grenadines did the study and discovered that taking the drug at the low frequencies have the same risk of getting the mental disorder as those who take drugs daily. 

More than 590 papers of cannabis use among children between the age group of 12 to 18 years have been reviewed by the researchers, after which the findings have been released. 

With this, the experts have asked the teenagers to stop taking the drugs, as their brains are still developing, and in taking these drugs will have several impacts on their brain. 

Meanwhile, the statistics further show that the age group between 16 to 24 is rising in England and Wales. Relation to this, in the year 2016, around 30.2 percent of this age group use took cannabis, which is low as compared to the data of 2020, which is 32.6 percent. 

About schizophrenia: 

Schizophrenia is a severe – mental disorder in which persons interpret reality abnormally. It might result in some combination of – hallucinations, delusions, and extremely disordered thinking and behaviour that impairs daily functioning and can be disabling. People with schizophrenia are needed to have lifelong treatment. This disease affects every one individual in 100. 

Below are the symptoms of schizophrenia: 

  • Hallucinations.
  • Delusions.
  • Disorganised thinking.
  • Lack of motivation.
  • Slow movement.
  • Change in sleep patterns.
  • Poor grooming or hygiene.
  • Changes in body language and emotions.

Although the exact cause of the illness is not known, it is believed that the individuals who intake drugs are more likely to get the mental disorder. 

The most common early warning signs include:

  • Depression, social withdrawal.
  • Hostility or suspiciousness, extreme reaction to criticism.
  • Deterioration of personal hygiene.
  • Flat, expressionless gaze.
  • Inability to cry or express joy or inappropriate laughter or crying.
  • Oversleeping or insomnia; forgetful, unable to concentrate.



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