latent schizophrenia


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Noun1.latent schizophrenia - schizophrenia characterized by mild symptoms or by some preexisting tendency to schizophrenia
dementia praecox, schizophrenia, schizophrenic disorder, schizophrenic psychosis - any of several psychotic disorders characterized by distortions of reality and disturbances of thought and language and withdrawal from social contact
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Perhaps repeated use of methamphetamine and cannabis in some susceptible individuals can trigger latent schizophrenia by sensitising the brain to dopamine, a brain chemical thought to be associated with psychosis," he added.
Professor Ray Donnelly,founder of Roy Castle Cancer Foundation, said: ``Many can nab is smokers do not realise the long- term health implications ``Not only does long-term cannab is consumption lead to bouts of anxiety and paranoia,it can also precipitate latent schizophrenia.
Medical research has shown that can nab is smokers predisposed to schizophrenia often exhibit symptoms -violent behaviour,paranoia, extreme anxiety -that characterise latent schizophrenia.