So What: Schizophrenia
The most important thing I learned about schizophrenia so far, or at least the one that applies most to me, is that drugs such as marijuana can trigger the onset of schizophrenia. I myself do not use marijuana, but I am aware of many people around me that do. It is scary to think that these people that I know could later end up coming down with schizophrenia. I think most people simply do not realize the risk that runs with smoking weed. Although it is a low risk, it is not one that I would take a chance with. From doing research, I have learned how bad schizophrenia is and the toll it takes on the lives of its adherents and those who love them, and I have realized that is not a risk I am willing to take. Also, I think other people believe that since they haven’t had any symptoms of schizophrenia yet, that they are immune to it. In reality, the genetic factors could already be in place, and all that it may take for schizophrenia to become prevalent would be an environmental factor, such as using marijuana.