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Breaking The Chains That Bind The Mentally Ill

Breaking The Chains That Bind The Mentally Ill | Upsetment | Scoop.it
In low-income countries, a person with schizophrenia might be chained to a tree or to a hospital bed. On World Mental Health Day, WHO is urging an end such practices.
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If this topic interests you, you should read my novel, "Memoirs From the Asylum."  http://mediasuite.multicastmedia.com/player.php?p=nqm74a8k

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Study finds genetic links between schizophrenia and cannabis use

Study finds genetic links between schizophrenia and cannabis use | Upsetment | Scoop.it
LONDON (Reuters) - Genes that increase the risk of a person developing schizophrenia may also increase the chance they will use cannabis, researchers said on Tuesday after studying more than 1,000 users
Kenneth Weene's insight:

It should not surprise us that those prone to neurotransmitter disorders are more prone to use neurotransmitter affecting drugs, be they marijuana, tobacco, caffeine,  alcohol, cocaine, or whatever. Do those drugs intensify the likelihood of the disorders manifesting themselves? That is a good question. Should we be screening people for genetic markers so they know the risks they face? Another question but with major civil liberties issues attached. Meanwhile, drugs are rightly a medical concern not a reason for making war on those who use them.

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