Pot Smoking Can Worsen Schizophrenia

Discussion in 'Parenting News' started by CrazyinVA, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. CrazyinVA

    CrazyinVA Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Full story here:
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37779968/ns/health-addictions/

    This is interesting to me, because Youngest had pretty horrible reactions to smoking pot, she became extremely paranoid and was convinced she was going to die. One episode was so bad I took her to the ER, convinced someone had laced the pot with something else, but all they found when testing her was THC. The doctor told me that some people just have that reaction to THC. "Some people" might just mean, people with certain mental illnesses?

    "Normal" pot smokers I have known just get mellow.
     
  2. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    "Some people" might just mean, people with certain mental illnesses?

    Could be. I know that paranoia is a typical response for those who smoke a lot of pot. Those who smoke it only occasionally, say, once a mo, tend to get mellow.

    Clearly, the chemicals in it react differently to individuals whose individual chemical makeup is skewed to begin with.
     
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