New developments on the origin of schizophrenia

In Western cultures, symptoms of schizophrenia are considered to be severe and debilitating signs of psychotic illness. Based on the American Psychiatric Association’s 2013 Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), they include delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech/behavior and negative symptoms. Some examples of “negative symptoms” include a seemingly inappropriate

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11 major research findings on the use of marijuana

The greater acceptance and availability of marijuana for medical purposes has led to substantial improvements in the treatment of conditions such as chronic pain, neuropathic pain and spasticity due to multiple sclerosis. On the other hand, evidence shows negative consequences of marijuana use, including marijuana abuse and dependence, which affects

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