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Old 04-13-2006, 02:16 PM   #2
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Re: Relationships with someone with Schizophrenia

Many people with Schizophrenia are perfectly capable of maintaining a healthy relationship, and be able to take care of children. But Many people with Schizophrenia can't take such drugs you mentioned. Before you, or him, accuse the Schizophrenia for violent symptoms, he needs to get off the drugs.

I know you want to just wait and see if he stops, but it probably isn't going to happen. And seeing you still with him, waiting for him, isn't going to help him. Him going into the hospital and rehab center can be an amazing turn around. He may get both the drug help and mental help he needs.

So to answer your question, yes a Schizophrenic can have a long and happy relationship with a family if he is functioning properly. And to tell you the truth, a Schizophrenic can be more functioning with family relations than a person on drugs.

SGH