Medics: this bad habit in adolescence can cause paranoia
In smoking adolescents, there is a risk of paranoia, scientists say.
Academics have found a link between the number of cigarettes smoked and experiences of a psychotic nature.
Scientists from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry conducted an experiment. Researchers have learned that paranoia is due to smoking.
It should be noted that physicians exclude the possibility of the appearance of hallucinations and disorganization of thinking. However, they can not understand why addiction to cigarettes is the cause of paranoia.
Scientists analyzed the features of the development of twins, who were born in England in the period from 1994 to 1996. In total, data of more than 3.7 thousand pairs of teenagers who have turned 16 years old have been studied. At least 31% of boys talked about smoking.
During the experiment, children complained of unreasonable experiences and paranoia, and this happened in the absence of motivation.