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March 11, 2006

Cannabis: Just who is likely to go mad?

Filed under: Drugs & Alcohol,Psychotic disorders — mental1 @ 7:54 pm

Reefer madness by Veronika Meduna | New Zealand Listener
Drug induced psychosis is a huge issue in psychiatry these days and this article is a very readable summary of the research that is happening around the COMT gene as part of the Queen Mary cohort research.
Maybe one day we’ll be able to sort out patients who are at increased risk. I’d love to know what the dominant phenotype is in our local populations. The sheer numbers make me wonder whether we have a large recessive population of valine-valine COMT people.

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