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Can someone with schizophrenia take care of small children?

Can someone with schizophrenia take care of small children?

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 just about anything, including caring for kids. There are doctors who have schizophrenia. It is only when someone with schizophrenia has an exacerbation of their illness, that could cause some compromise in such areas of responsibility as child care. ...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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How can someone with schizophrenia take care of children?

How can someone with schizophrenia take care of children?

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 parenting. They may need more of a support system to watch out for returning symptoms, because parenting is stressful. But parental instincts are not impaired by the disorder. ...Read more

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How long would schizophrenia take to develop?

6 months.: Prodromal or active symptoms must be present for at least six months to make the diagnosis. There must be a one month period of certain symptoms (combinations of delusions, halluncinaitons, disorganized speedch or behavior & /or negative symptoms). ...Read more

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Is it inappropriate to have children if you have schizophrenia?

Is it inappropriate to have children if you have schizophrenia?

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 stressors which come with a child such as financial, parenting ability and support. This added stress could also exacerbate the schizophrenia. A lot of things to consider. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens when someon takes schizophrenia pills without having this condition?

PROBABLE ANSWER: Sedation, confusion, and other problems - or nothing if the dose is minimal. ...Read more

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If a person takes medication to treat schizophrenia, but didn't have schizophrenia would the medication cause symptoms of schizophrenia?

Psychiatric meds: Are designed to reduce the symptoms not make them occur. They should only be taken as prescribed by the psychiatrist. If you have a bad reaction to any medication call the prescribing physician. No psychiatrist gives medications without being sure of their diagnosis. If symptoms increase you may need a different dosage to counteract the disorder. Call the psychiatrist and meet with them. ...Read more

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I have schizophrenia for 8 years now I'm 28 but I'm concered with my memory im starting to forget names courses that i take for example what to expect?

I have schizophrenia for 8 years now I'm 28 but I'm concered with my memory im starting to forget names courses that i take for example what to expect?

You are probably: taking anti-psychotic meds. Most of these have side effects, including possible memory loss, depending upon combinations, dosages, and zillions of other factors. Have you run this by your prescribing MD? ...Read more

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What do doctors do to take care of schizophrenia?

Antipsychotic meds.: The major thrust of treatment at this time is use of atypical antipsychotic medications. Family therapy is also important. ...Read more

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Are there any medicines or suppliments I can take for neagtive symptoms of schizophrenia?

Are there any medicines or suppliments I can take for neagtive symptoms of schizophrenia?

Quite a few.: There are many anti-psychotic medications combined with antidepressants that can help you. You should take vitamins and minerals as a dietary supplement with a healthy diet and regular exercise. Psychotherapy with your medications is also very beneficial. ...Read more

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For schizophrenia do you take abilify (aripiprazole)?

For schizophrenia do you take abilify (aripiprazole)?

A/W Dr. Jacobson: Abilify (aripiprazole) is used to treat Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder & as an adunjunct medication for recalitrant major depression & autism spectrum disorders. Off label uses include: dementia & alcohol abuse/dependence. A psychiatrist can prescribe abilify (aripiprazole) if indicated. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kwok
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Children's Health (Definition)

Children's health refers broadly to the health maintenance and prevention ...Read more