Researchers Want Closer Look At Schizophrenia-Smoking Link
Researchers think more should be done to explore the direction of causality between smoking and schizophrenia.By Kate Grumke | July 10, 2015
Many studies have shown that people who have schizophrenia are more likely to be smokers.
Now researchers say more studies should be done to find out if smoking plays a role in the development of schizophrenia.
The disorder may cause people to hear voices or have other incidences of psychosis. The higher rate of smoking among patients diagnosed with schizophrenia was previously thought to be explained by self medication — researchers thought smoking was used by patients to help them relax. (Video via CNN)