So Lancet publishes a new paper that finds an association of heavy cigarette smoking with Schizophrenia–and proposes a causal relationship–what a crock.
Could it be that schizophrenics develop heavy smoking habits because they are schizophrenic?
That’s just for starters.
But the researchers grasp for straws, proposing it has something to do with dopamine.
Nicotine has effects, no doubt, and maybe schizophrenics who smoke a lot are self medicating? Maybe they need something to occupy their time or their life? Slow down their disorganized thoughts and brain activity?