posted on Aug, 27 2013 @ 12:01 PM
It may seem strange that nature has something to do with it, so let me give a example.
Cell growth is a normal progress. However uncontrollable cell growth is called a disease, cancer. Something adaptive turns into something
Sickle cell disease is bad for you. But because it also helps against malaria it hasn't been weeded out.
I don't know what the real cause of schizophrenia is. I just thought one theory was interesting.
Originally posted by ANNED
Cannabis alone no but most illegal drug users will never tell you about there other party drugs..
Many Schizophrenics also self medicate with drugs to stop the voices.
Cannabis affects other chemicals in the body, Anandamide. Cocaine and Meth are both involved with dopamine, so according to the dominant theory, the
theory that dopamine is involved, makes more sense.
I wouldn't advice drugs, since they can change hormone/chemicals receptors. But I eat dark chocolate every day (releases hormones/chemicals involved
with love) and drink alcohol occasionally. I guess those are not harmful because they are in low doses. Maybe that applies to drugs?
I've read a book about dopamine, endorphin, Oxycontin and serotonin and this and a study:
That's where I got the statement from that drugs change hormone receptors.
That book might be already outdated because a scientist says dopamine is involved with more than motivation and pleasure.
But we really do not know much about the brain. Here's something I found interesting: