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08 February 2011

Marijuana use triggers psychosis

Smoking marijuana might trigger an earlier onset of psychosis, a new analysis of previously published research suggests.

Smoking marijuana might trigger an earlier onset of psychosis, a new analysis of previously published research suggests.

One hypothesis is that schizophrenia may be due to an inflammation in the brain, perhaps due to a virus, and that people with pre-symptomatic schizophrenia gravitate towards pot because it has an anti-inflammatory effect, said Rice, who is also associate director of Nebraska's Behavioral Health Education Center.

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