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Can someone with schizophrenia hold down a job?

Can someone with schizophrenia hold down a job?

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 psychiatrist, there is no reason a schizophrenic could not hold down a job. However, medical treatment and medicine is essential to controlling this disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Passer
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Schizophrenia (Definition)

Mental disorder with positive, negative & cognitive sxs. A person with positive sxs loses touch with reality with hallucinations or delusions. Negative sxs: lack of pleasure; failing to take care of every day functions; losing motivation; inability to carry out plans & isolation. Cognitive symptoms could include problems focusing, memory problems or difficulty understanding ...Read more


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Which type of jobs are out there for people with schizophrenia?

Many: It depends on how emotionally stable the person is, and how free of symptoms. Often, people with schizophrenia are uncomfortable interacting with others, and prefer jobs with less contact eg, manufacturing, stockroom, night watchman, etc. But some people function quite well despite the disorder, and can in theory do virtually any job. ...Read more

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Has it been determined that repeated stress and inability to find jobs cause one to develop schizophrenia?

No: Another reality is that if someone is developing schizophrenia, one is likely to feel stressed, and may have trouble finding or keeping jobs. ...Read more

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I was schizophrenic , now living my life normally but having problems with my dedication and job. Plz inform me is this schizophrenia related.

I was schizophrenic , now living my life normally but having problems with my dedication and job. Plz inform me is this schizophrenia related.

Could be: Schizophrenia is a chronic illness that requires ongoing help. Some symptoms are overtly psychotic -- like hallucinations and delusions. Other symptoms involve poor motivation, flat affect, and difficulty connecting with others and making decisions. All of these could affect your work. I've known schizophrenic people who work well, with ongoing medical help. Please see your psychiatrist. ...Read more

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What jobs are unavalible to schizophrenia sufferers?

What jobs are unavalible to schizophrenia sufferers?

It Depends: There are a few jobs that exclude people who have severe mental disorders (e.g. Military, police officers, etc...); however, for someone who does not have severe symptoms, they pretty much can do any work they really want. If they are able engage in good psychotherapy, their symptoms should remit most actually do in fact recovery if they stay with it. www.madinamerica.com for all long term studi. ...Read more

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Is this sudden paranoia attack schizophrenia? My sister is in her late 30s and just started and quit a highly stressful job in 2 months. Upon quitting the job she has been highly delusional that the company in question is after to get her and the authorit

Is this sudden paranoia attack schizophrenia? My sister is in her late 30s and just started and quit a highly stressful job in 2 months. Upon quitting the job she has been highly delusional that the company in question is after to get her and the authorit

Schizophrenia: It is possible that this stress caused her to become paranoid without necessarily being schizophrenia, especially if there has been no history of this disorder. She really needs to consult with a mental health professional before this state becomes too established. Ask your doctor for a referral. I wish you and she the best. ...Read more

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How can I be sure I don't have schizophrenia? Could I be just starting down the road to it?

It's obvious.: If you are 30 or older, forget it as symptoms show up sooner. For some people it's as young as early childhood and the symptoms are very evident as with hallucinations or delusions. Often there is some family history of the illness. ...Read more

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How is someone diagnosed with schizophrenia?

How is someone diagnosed with schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia is a: serious diagnosis. A mental health professional makes such a diagnosis. Symptoms can include hearing voices, seeing things, paranoia, etc. Many schizophrenics do very well in life. They often need medication. A psychiatrist, rather than the family doc, is the appropriate person for medication in this case. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How is schizophrenia diagnosed? How can I tell if someone has schizophrenia? 

Clinical exam: Schizophrenia is diagnosed by a medical expert, like a psychiatrist, who interviews the individual to identify specific thinking patterns and symptoms. It is not diagnosed until symptoms have been present for many months, because symptoms of psychosis can improve on their own. The primary symptoms to look for are evidence of bizarre delusions or hallucinations. ...Read more

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