U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 35-year-old member asked:

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

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Probably: With appropriate medications, many paople with schizophrenia are able to work.
Dr. Kevin Passer
36 years experience
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 for themselves if he or she has schizophrenia is to stay on the medicine. Often, the person with schizophrenia stops taking the medication once they are better, thinking they no longer need it. Each time the person becomes psychotic, it can be worse.
Last updated Oct 3, 2016

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.