Paranoid schizophrenia and dating

Posted by / 03-Apr-2020 07:21

If schizophrenia is handled in the correct way, then people with it actually lead fairly normal lifes.

Fair enough you don't want to date someone with schizophrenia but your type of comment only reinforces this widespread stigma that is attached to mental health issues. The disease in question has highly unpredictable symptoms I wouldn't want to expose myself to by being around someone who could turn at the flip of a coin, excuse the cliché.

Yeah I have dated a paranoid schizophrenic a few years ago.

He was fine while taking medication so it wasn't really an issue.

However, I'm not emotionally strong enough to help somebody through it, so if there were episodes, I would probably not be able to handle that. I have been a carer to a family member with schizophrenia and it has honestly been a nightmare.

I'm happily married to a fantastic woman who loves me as I am.

How we can or should help may seem fairly obvious when a loved one experiences a physical health problem, but many people say they’re not sure how to best help when a loved one experiences a mental illness like schizophrenia.

Here are some tips: You don’t have to be an expert in schizophrenia, but learning more can help you understand what’s going on.

You can also find a lot of information from the BC Schizophrenia Society.

Sometimes talking about problems or concerns can really help.

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I dont really understand schizophrenia ,i mean is it real or is it just that you are different?