Hi there. I grew up with pretty much only my mother, she had schizophrenia but has taken medication all her life, and has never had any type of episode and has never been emotionally unstable. She’s been a great and loving mother, you would never know she had any issues. My dad on the other hand, is nutty. And I haven’t seen him in over 5 years. He had angry issues and basically not very stable.
I’m quite happy, and always have been. I’ve never had any symptom whatsoever similar to schizophrenia. I smoke pot regularly, but never ever in excessive amounts only to relax me and go to sleep. And if you research recent studies about the link between marijuana use and schizophrenia there is very little evidence that proves it. I do have anxiety from time to time, but who doesn’t?
Anyway, what I’m getting at is is there really a high risk for me to develop the disease? I’m almost 21 now. In your guys’ opinion, do you think it depends on the type of person you are and your outlook? I am a very reasonable person, caring, understanding, friendly and social person so I really can’t see myself ever having distorted beliefs…
I’d love some advice and would just like to talk about it.