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Job and school issues can a person with schizophrenia go back to work

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Probably: With appropriate medications, many paople with schizophrenia are able to work.
Dr. Kevin Passer
35 years experience Child Psychiatry
Yes: Schizophrenia doesn't need to be disabling. There's folks with schizophrenia in all walks of life, even doctors. The most important thing one can do f ... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Reidbord
36 years experience Psychiatry
Many: It depends on how emotionally stable the person is, and how free of symptoms. Often, people with schizophrenia are uncomfortable interacting with oth ... Read More
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Dr. Adam Tripp
15 years experience Psychiatry
Nothing: If you are able to concentrate and focus with appropriate treatment, you can live your life as anyone does, hopefully with a high quality of life, inc ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
54 years experience Psychiatry
Yes and no.: Schizophrenia is genetically loaded and varying degrees of severity and stress of any kind can precipitate the overt illness. Repeated stress and inab ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Could be: Schizophrenia is a chronic illness that requires ongoing help. Some symptoms are overtly psychotic -- like hallucinations and delusions. Other sympt ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Suicide: If you are a caring person- it is normal to be impacted by knowing that a peer was in so much pain that he or she committed suicide. Suicide is a per ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chinelo Ikpeama
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Yes: Schizophrenia is a disease that should be treated with the help of a psychiatrist. If the disease is properly controlled with the help of a psychiatri ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leslie Howell
20 years experience psychiatry
Not usually: Depending on the type of schizophrenia one can have disorganized thoughts, delusions, halluciantions and cognitive symptoms (difficulty with memory an ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
38 years experience Radiology
Hmmmm: You should ask your doctor about this. I think that in many cases schizophrenia sufferers do not work because they can be quite unreliable.
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Dr. Philip Miller
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Varies: from person to person, degree of severity, medications used and family history.

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