Background: Schizophrenia is a chronic psychiatric disorder which has a profound effect on the patients life course. Marriage has been shown to be both protective and detrimental to the course of recovery in schizophrenia.
What percentage of schizophrenics get married?
The year-long study carried out by psychiatrist Dr Vikas Deshmukh of the civic-run hospital has shown that a fairly high-70% of schizophrenia patients out of 101-had tied the knot, and have been married for between five and 15 years.
Can a schizophrenic patient marry?
Most patients with mental illness can give consent for marriage and even patients with psychotic illness can give consent when they do not have acute symptoms. Judiciary recognizes marriage as social institution of both sacramental and contractual nature.
Is it safe to date someone with schizophrenia?
Dating can be tough for anyone. A serious mental health condition like schizophrenia adds even more challenges to the mix. At times, it can cause psychotic behaviors, like hallucinations and delusional thought processes. In severe cases, dating is probably out of the question.
Can you hear voices and not be schizophrenic?
Hearing voices may be a symptom of a mental illness. A doctor may diagnose you with a condition such as psychosis or bi-polar. But you can hear voices without having a mental illness. Research shows that many people hear voices or have other hallucinations.