Skip to content
I need to know
An_215633 posted:
I'm afraid my father is schizophrenic, many other people in my family are worried about this to. However he refuses to see a doctor. I'm afraid for his safety and, also I'm afraid I will develop schizophrenia as well. How can I find out if my father has schizophrenia, and how do I know if I will develop it?
larsstarscanary responded:
Would he go to his medical doctor for a check up? His doctor could refer him for tests or a psychiatrist.

Is 1-800-LIFE-NET in your area? If so, they could refer you to mental health resources.

Is there a mobile crisis unit in your area?

If he is a danger to himself or others, then his being put in the hospital might be necessary, and might be involuntary.

I had a couple of relatives who were put in the hospital involuntarily.

It sounds like that even if you were to develop schizophrenia, you'd be pro-active about it, so you'd be okay. However, I hope you don't get it.

Spotlight: Member Stories

I was originally diagnosed as paranoid schizophrenic at age 14 but it has subsequently been amended to bi polar schizoaffective disorder which is much...More

Helpful Tips

:::=== :::===== ::: === ::: :::===== :::==== :::==== ::: === :::==== ::: ::: ::: === ::: === ::: === ::: === ::: === ::: === ===== === ... More
Was this Helpful?
2 of 2 found this helpful

Related Drug Reviews

  • Drug Name User Reviews

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.