Hello, I am a 25 yr old female with a history of extreme anxiety and hypochondria. I have a concern about my chances of becoming schizophrenic. My uncle (moms brother) has schizophrenia, he is the only relative with the disease. I started smoking weed at the age of 21 and smoked about once a day (usually at night after work to relax and go to bed) I've always functioned fine except for my anxiety and ocd. I've kept jobs/ relationships etc. I'm concerned because of the "possible" correlation between pot and schizophrenia. So much that I've stopped smoking it. I can't stop obsessing and googling my chances of becoming scitzo because of the weed and my possible predisposition to it. Does any one have answers? Preferably people with knowledge on the subject? (doctors, nurses, students) etc. Thanks everyone.View Thread
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