is transmitted genetically and your concerns are very much justified. If one parent has schizophrenia, then there is around 13% higher chance of developing schizophrenia among the offspring’s as compared to the general population. Therefore your son/daughters have about 13% higher chance of developing schizophrenia. Other than schizophrenia, he/she will also be prone to develop mood disorder
disorder and personality disorder
But please understand that though 13% is quite high, still a significant number of children may not develop any illness at all and can live a positive life. Even if anybody develops initial symptoms of psychosis
, the same if treated at early stages has higher chances of remission and getting treated completely. So, practically you don't need to panic and can bear children. Only issue is that you should be watchful of any problematic behaviour in your children as they grow.
Keeping statistics apart, I have personally seen many children of schizophrenic parents doing well in their life and also taking care of their mentally ill parents.
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