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Medstudent diagnosed with schizophrenia, should I quit or can I still become a practising physician? Would medical history be revealed to residencies?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Need low-stress life

Schizophrenia is one of the most devastating, debilitating brain disorders.
A person with schizophrenia should gather around available family members and make a long term plan for issues like: who takes care of what, what to do when things are ok, what to do when the patient decompensates (good and bad times can alternate), etc. Trying to become a physician would put on way too much mental stress.

In brief: Need low-stress life

Schizophrenia is one of the most devastating, debilitating brain disorders.
A person with schizophrenia should gather around available family members and make a long term plan for issues like: who takes care of what, what to do when things are ok, what to do when the patient decompensates (good and bad times can alternate), etc. Trying to become a physician would put on way too much mental stress.
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