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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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