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.
``Medical research has shown that can nab is smokers predisposed to schizophrenia often exhibit symptoms -violent behaviour,paranoia, extreme anxiety -that characterise latent schizophrenia. Cannab is contains carcinogens, so it is obviously very damaging to health.''