Addiction Audio: Cannabis, schizophrenia and genetics with Emma Johnson

Dr Emma Johnson talks to Rob Calder about shared genetic liabilities for cannabis use...
Created On: 14 June 2021   (Last updated: 14 June 2021)

Dr Emma Johnson talks to Rob Calder about shared genetic liabilities for cannabis use disorder and schizophrenia and the role of tobacco smoking. Dr Johnson talks about the implications of this research on the evidence for a causal relationship between cannabis and schizophrenia and for other genetic associations relating to substance use and psychiatric disorders. The episode also covers to ever-fascinating issue of mendelian randomisation.

(Be sure to check out episode 22 too!)

The original article can be found here: Johnson E.C., Hatoum A.S., Deak J.D., Polimanti R, Murray R.M., Edenberg H.J., et al. The relationship between cannabis and schizophrenia: a genetically informed perspective. Addiction 2021 https://doi.org/10.1111/add.15534


 

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