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Can a grandchild inherit schizophrenia?

Can a grandchild inherit schizophrenia?

One frequently asked question about schizophrenia is if it is hereditary. As with most other mental disorders, schizophrenia is not directly passed from one generation to another genetically, and there is no single specific cause for this illness.

How do you care for someone with schizophrenia?

Encourage Self-Help Strategies

  1. Relaxation techniques including mindfulness, deep breathing, and progressive muscle relaxation.
  2. Daily exercise.
  3. Maintain a healthy, balanced diet.
  4. Refrain from alcohol and drugs.
  5. Seek social support other than immediate caregivers.

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How is our schizophrenic son out of control?

Our schizophrenic son is out of control. We’re at our wits’ end. Help! | Schizophrenia | The Guardian Our schizophrenic son is out of control. We’re at our wits’ end. Help! Our 30-year-old son was diagnosed with schizophrenia more than 11 years ago and has lived at home with us since.

How did my son get diagnosed with schizophrenia?

Help! Our 30-year-old son was diagnosed with schizophrenia more than 11 years ago and has lived at home with us since. His illness can be controlled with medication, but he often doesn’t take his prescribed medicines and events can soon spiral out of control because of his resultant abusive and sometimes violent behaviour.

Can a 27 year old child get treatment for schizophrenia?

It simply says, “My 27 year old child has schizophrenia, but will not get treatment.” Oh boy, can I relate to that. Unfortunately, this is a major dilemma facing all of us who deal with mental illness in our families. Parenting is always about the precarious balance between stepping in to help, and letting go to allow learning from experience.

Why is my schizophrenic son anti-medication?

The paranoid nature of the illness makes our son suspicious of the psychiatric services. He is anti-medication as he knows that the long-term side effects of some anti-psychotic drugs can be horrendous.