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How can someone with schizophrenia take care of children?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Dr. Glen Elliott
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Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Same way as others

Though not usual women well treated when young have gone on to be good moms.
I have witnessed it.

In brief: Same way as others

Though not usual women well treated when young have gone on to be good moms.
I have witnessed it.
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
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