I Am Scared I May Become Schizophrenic

My mum was diagnosed with it nearly 2 years ago when she was sectioned though she had obviously suffered much much longer. Im so glad my mum is much more stable and calmer now shes taking medicine and other rehabilatation. But a worry that I have is because it is a genetic disorder there is a chance it may have been passed to me or my sister. Though I read the chance is only 1/10 I still do get a bit paranoid about it sometimes.
The5Cs The5Cs
18-21
1 Response Jun 16, 2007

i know exactly how you feel! i've been to workshops on mental illnesses, emphasizing on this one, and read through the list of symptoms and behaviours and i thought for sure that I had it. But then my friend who came with me mentioned that he thinks he is mentally ill because he matches up with a lot of them! So I guess every person feels liek they are going crazy sometimes. I wish you all the best, and if you need any help or someone to talk to feel free :)