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Can someone with schizophrenia hold down a job?

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Chinelo Ikpeama
Obstetrics & Gynecology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Schizophrenia is a disease that should be treated with the help of a psychiatrist.
If the disease is properly controlled with the help of a psychiatrist, there is no reason a schizophrenic could not hold down a job. However, medical treatment and medicine is essential to controlling this disease.

In brief: Yes

Schizophrenia is a disease that should be treated with the help of a psychiatrist.
If the disease is properly controlled with the help of a psychiatrist, there is no reason a schizophrenic could not hold down a job. However, medical treatment and medicine is essential to controlling this disease.
Chinelo Ikpeama
Chinelo Ikpeama
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Dr. Robert Woods
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Absolutely

The majority of individuals suffering from schizophrenia are able to hold down jobs.
The exact job that fits best is dependent upon the severity and type of schizophrenia. Most counties sponsor programs that help match individuals with mental illness with appropriate jobs. The federal government offers vocational rehab programs as well. Take advantage of these resources.

In brief: Absolutely

The majority of individuals suffering from schizophrenia are able to hold down jobs.
The exact job that fits best is dependent upon the severity and type of schizophrenia. Most counties sponsor programs that help match individuals with mental illness with appropriate jobs. The federal government offers vocational rehab programs as well. Take advantage of these resources.
Dr. Robert Woods
Dr. Robert Woods
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Dr. Momen El Nesr
Addiction Medicine

In brief: Possible

It depends on the severity of schizophrenia and the nature of the job.

In brief: Possible

It depends on the severity of schizophrenia and the nature of the job.
Dr. Momen El Nesr
Dr. Momen El Nesr
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