New Study Explain How Cannabis And Psychosis Are Linked

A new study, conducted by a team of researchers from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and King's College London in the UK, suggests that the genes, responsible for developing schizophrenia, could prove to be the key to explaining why some cannabis users suffer from psychosis while others don't develop this condition.New Study Explain How Cannabis And Psychosis Are Linked

For their study, the scientists analyzed data of 100,000 participant records from the UK Biobank to examine the relationship between genetics, cannabis use, and psychotic experiences.

Psychiatrist Michael Wainberg, one of the researchers, comments on the results of the study: “These results are significant because they're the first evidence we've seen that people genetically prone to psychosis might be disproportionately affected by cannabis.”

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