Welcom healthcaremagic,com.Schizophrenia like many mental illnesses has a complex inheritance pattern.The rates range from 2%-15%.Please see a genetic counsellor for assessing the risk of your son .Take care.
I agree with my colleague regarding the complex inheritance pattern in schizophrenia. And yes, it is possible for your child to inherit the illness from your husband. However, I would advise caution against obtaining genetic counseling. Genetic counseling is useful BEFORE making a decision (such as deciding to marry or have a child). Knowing the risk before-hand allows one to make an informed choice. What purpose will such a test serve now?
Each and every one of us has a risk of schizophrenia. The risk in the 'normal' population is approximately 1% i.e. 1 in 100 people have a lifetime risk of suffering from schizophrenia. In your child's case, the risk is slightly higher as your husband has schizophrenia. However, no test will be able to tell you for sure whether or not your child will ever suffer from schizophrenia.
All of us also have a 100% risk of death! That does not mean we should spend all our life worrying about it. When it happens, it happens. Worrying about it will not improve anything.
My only advice to you would be to familiarize yourself with prodromal (i.e. early) symptoms of schizophrenia, so that if you notice those symptoms in your child you can approach a psychiatrist for help sooner.
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