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Does a parents' having schizophrenia mean loss of child custody?

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Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: NO

I have had patients with serious mental illness get custody of their children even when the other didn't have mental illness.
They must prove that they are the better parent. This includes regular psychiatric treatment and compliance with medications. It also depends upon what the other parent is like.

In brief: NO

I have had patients with serious mental illness get custody of their children even when the other didn't have mental illness.
They must prove that they are the better parent. This includes regular psychiatric treatment and compliance with medications. It also depends upon what the other parent is like.
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not necessarily

As stated in another repsonse about parenting, someone with schizophrenia who responds well to treatment can do just fine as a parent.
Like anyone with a chronic, recurrent condition, there may be times when they need additional support, but many do just fine.

In brief: Not necessarily

As stated in another repsonse about parenting, someone with schizophrenia who responds well to treatment can do just fine as a parent.
Like anyone with a chronic, recurrent condition, there may be times when they need additional support, but many do just fine.
Dr. Glen Elliott
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