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can people with schizophrenia raise children

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
43 years experience Child Psychiatry
Adequate treatment: Schizophrenia is a highly treatable disorder much of the time. People with the disorder who respond well to treatment are as capable as most of us of ... Read More
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Dr. Arthur Hoffman
57 years experience Psychiatry
Same way as others: Though not usual women well treated when young have gone on to be good moms. I have witnessed it.

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A 1-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
With some good help: A person with well-controlled schizophrenia should be able take care of his own children if he has help. The helper is not necessarily to help do the ... Read More
Dr. Douglas Bey
57 years experience Psychiatry
Depends: How severe is the illness how well it controlled how much external support is available--i've had several pts whose kids seem okay.
Dr. Kevin Passer
35 years experience Child Psychiatry
It depends: Often times, if a person with schizophrenia is well controlled with medication in terms of his or her symptoms; then that person is really able to do ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leslie Howell
20 years experience psychiatry
Not necessarily: The risk of having a child who develops schizophrenia is about 13% - given one parent with the illness. You must also consider other issues and stress ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Some appear shy: If a child has enough symptoms to be diagnosed with schizophrenia, then he may appear shy because he avoids interactions with others. The child likel ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Durette
22 years experience Neurology
Yes: Childhood onset schizophrenia, although rare, can emerge very early on in a child's life.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
No: Not black mold, nor any other organisms, have been found to cause schizophrenia.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
50 years experience Pediatrics
Varies: Children and adolescents can attempt suicide at any age but the most common is in pre-adolescence and adolescence. Younger children will often exclaim ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Schizophrenia: We do not know enough about this disorder to give a definite answer but it is important for you both to visit an expert on schizophrenia doctor or gen ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
44 years experience Child Psychiatry
Evaluate now!: If you are even remotely considering the possibility of schizophrenia, then this child warrants a thorough eval by a mental health professional specia ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
Schitophrenia: Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that makes it hard to: Tell the difference between what is real and not real; Think clearly; Have normal emotional ... Read More
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