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Can early diagnosis of schizophrenia save the child?

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Posted on Tue, 26 May 2015
Question: My wife illness was hidden before marriage.She delivered a baby girl.As per the doctor experts ,the chances of baby getting illness is pretty higher.I would like to know the hospitals that can find the brain structure of my child who is now 5 years old as psezophenia patients have a different brain structure.Can early diogonise save my child . Thank you
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Answered by Dr. Vivek Chail (35 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Most schizophrenia case have normal brain but you can get MRI done for baby

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXX,
Thanks for writing in to us.

I have read through your query in detail.
Please find my onservations below.

1. I have worked with more than a thousand schizophrenia patients in the last 3 years and many of them have a normal brain structure.

2. Schizophrenia or split mind is a condition of the mind and the brain structure is nearly normal in more than 99 percent of patients.

3. Doing a brain scan of your baby will not help to find out if she will grow up and have schizophrenia.

4. The only way you can check the brain development of your baby is by taking her to pediatrician and getting her examined for normal developmental stones.

5. If you have to get brain scan for your baby then you can get MRI scan brain and this can be done at any hospital or diagnostic center having MRI machine of 1.5T magnet.

Hope this answers your question. Please feel free to correct any oversight in my interpretation of your problems and discuss them in detail as per your requirements.

Hope your query is answered.
Do write back if you have any doubts.

Regards,
Dr.Vivek
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Can early diagnosis of schizophrenia save the child?

Brief Answer: Most schizophrenia case have normal brain but you can get MRI done for baby Detailed Answer: Hi XXXX, Thanks for writing in to us. I have read through your query in detail. Please find my onservations below. 1. I have worked with more than a thousand schizophrenia patients in the last 3 years and many of them have a normal brain structure. 2. Schizophrenia or split mind is a condition of the mind and the brain structure is nearly normal in more than 99 percent of patients. 3. Doing a brain scan of your baby will not help to find out if she will grow up and have schizophrenia. 4. The only way you can check the brain development of your baby is by taking her to pediatrician and getting her examined for normal developmental stones. 5. If you have to get brain scan for your baby then you can get MRI scan brain and this can be done at any hospital or diagnostic center having MRI machine of 1.5T magnet. Hope this answers your question. Please feel free to correct any oversight in my interpretation of your problems and discuss them in detail as per your requirements. Hope your query is answered. Do write back if you have any doubts. Regards, Dr.Vivek