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

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Probably: With appropriate medications, many paople with schizophrenia are able to work.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Child Psychiatry 35 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.

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Is it normal to feel guilty about going back to work?

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Dr. Terrence Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Of course: Feelings of guilt when returning to work after having a baby are very normal. But, remember that having a life outside of parenthood does not make you a bad parent. You need to find your own balance. (make sure to avoid people who try to make you feel more guilty - they are not helpful.).
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Although I agree with Dr. Harris this is not a simple question. It depends on how soon after giving birth. Are you having other symptoms such as depression, crying spells, mood swings, weight changes, difficulty with breast feeding or other new or unusual symptoms. If this is the case you should discuss it further with with your Gyn or PCP.
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Can tea make your period come back?

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A 42-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to wake a person with schizophrenia while they're having nightmare?

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Dr. Alan Faustino
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
No: Actually the answer is probably yes, however patients with thought disorders can at times be unpredictable. That being said even patients that do not have mood or thought disorders do not like being awakend.
A 47-year-old member asked:

What are the medical causes of a disorder like schizophrenia?

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Dr. Alan Faustino
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Unknown: There are many studies that are highly suggestive that this disease is caused by an abnormal metabolism or use of Dopamine and related transmitters in the brain and studies with pet scan show increase and abnormal use in the frontal part of the brain this is the area that can control mood and behaviours.
A 31-year-old member asked:

If I shave my babys lanugo, will it grow back even faster?

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Dr. Jerry Casale
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Don't do it: Shaving hair, any kind does not make it grow back faster, this is indeed an old wives tale. But please do not touch the lanugo it will go away and would be afraid of any potential harm to shaving a baby.U only have lanugo once. Embrace it.

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