Schizophrenia Linked to Cannabis Use Disorder Is Increasing, Study Finds

A study from Denmark shows that schizophrenia associated with cannabis use disorder (marijuana addiction) has increased significantly over the last 25 years. The longitudinal study, which looked at the population of Denmark, found that schizophrenia linked to cannabis use disorder increased from 2% in 1995 to approximately 6% or 8% since 2010. According to the …

Schizophrenia Second Behind Age as Greatest Risk Factor for COVID-19 Death

A new study finds that people with schizophrenia are nearly three times more likely to die from COVID-19. This association is not due to other comorbidities, such as heart disease, diabetes, and smoking. The study, published in JAMA Psychiatry on January 27, was led by researchers at N.Y.U. Grossman School of Medicine. It found that …

Scientists Discover Second Type of Schizophrenia

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School have made a “potentially groundbreaking” discovery, StudyFinds reports. The researchers were the first to discover two distinct neuroanatomical subtypes of schizophrenia. StudyFinds author John Anderer writes: Researchers analyzed the brain scans of over 300 schizophrenia patients to make their discovery. The first variation shows lower volumes of …