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Question?: Schizophrenia In Children

Robert asks…

Could me and my fiance still have children if he has schizophrenia?

Someone told me that because my fiance is schizophrenic we would have any children we had taken off us. He went through a bad patch 3 years ago and got into trouble with the police, he went on to medication and had intense physiatric help. When we got together he became a lot calmer and he hasn’t had an episode since, he has been off medication for awhile now. So would this effect us in the future when we decide to have children?
Thanks

admin answers:

If there is one parent who is competent at all times, and if the parent with schizophrenia has a meltdown, the other spouse was sure to take care of that child at all times, there is no reason for the state to intervene. The issues come up when the child is neglected or otherwise at risk. Most people with schizophrenia are never violent (that’s substance abuse plus mental illness that can increase violence) so the diagnosis alone would rarely be used to take a child away, and in those cases, that’s probably illegal, but the person with schizophrenia cannot afford a good lawyer.

You know, a one time bad patch with psychosis doesn’t mean a person has schizophrenia. It used to be said that a person would have a nervous breakdown, and it was well known that the person would recover and be fine. Nowadays, everybody assumes if a person got psychosis, that they are mentally ill for life and better take their pills. Not true!

Schizophrenia is not particularly genetic. Maybe a little, but not strongly so.

I hope he is in therapy and learning coping skills and stress reduction, to reduce the risk of further break downs.

Good luck!

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Question?: Schizophrenia In Children

Lisa asks…

Can mental illnesses such as autism and schizophrenia be passed on to children?

My fiance and I both of family members who suffer from these ailments, my sister has autism, and her mother has schizophrenia. When we decide to have children of our own, is their a higher chance that they might suffer from these conditions? Also, is my soon to be wife at risk of becoming schizophrenic herself? She is 19 and currently in good mental health.

admin answers:

Unfortunately neither of those conditions are particularly well understood.

It is true that there are believed to be genetic influences in both of them, but there are also many other factors that researchers are looking at. Exactly how much genetic influence is not clear at all, and a genetic history certainly doesn’t mean that children will develop them.

On the positive side, there is no evidence whatsoever that autism is influenced by vaccinations – something which has become internet folklore and has been disproven by recent large-scale scientific studies. Also early diagnosis of autism is becoming better, and autistic children who get early intervention therapies are showing great improvements.

Schizophrenia normally doesn’t develop until adulthood. Its cause is pretty much a mystery but research is concentrating on brain development. It certainly seems to have a genetic component, but research suggests that its onset can be signficantly affected by environmental factors like psychological stress.

With one known case in your family of each (and on different sides), and yourselves being presumably healthy, it doesn’t sound like the genetic risk is very significant for any children you might have. Remember also that these two conditions, while both affecting the brain, are unrelated so the risk is not increased by having one of each in the family.

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Question?: What Is Autism Video

Susan asks…

What is the probability that my child will have autism?

I don’t know if this will affect my children at all or not but my little brother has a form of autism called Asburgers Syndrome. He is the only one in my family who has it and my fiance doesn’t have anyone in his family with autism that we know of. I just want to know what the chances are that our children will have autism (specifically asburgers) so that my fiance and I can be prepared for it ahead-of-time. Thanks for your help=)

admin answers:

The new statistic in America is 1 in 38. Go to: www.marytocco.com and look at her web site regarding this issue. She has tons of information and recent up to date data that will help you understand this problem.

Dr. Einenstein in Chicago, Ill, has treated over 30,000 plus Amish children that do not get vaccinated, have minimal EMF exposure, and eat good quality foods. NONE of these 30,000 children have autism. NONE. You can choose to ignore the facts and believe people that have the most to gain by promoting vaccines, etc. Or accept the facts of what is right in front of us like the Dr. Einenstein’s data and tons of evidence showing similar results in cultures that do not vaccinate children. It’s your choice.

Dr. Andrew Moulden just won a case in vaccine court that showed “blood sludging” from the toxins in vaccines caused Ischemia in a child’s brain resulting in brain damage. Specifically, the aluminum and the small amount of mercury caused the toxins to coagulate, block small capillaries in the brain and create a mini-stroke that resulted in the brain damage. It was his discovery and development of some great software that now shows this is not an isolated incident and is happening everywhere. These mini-strokes are cumulative and when the child has enough of them, they get autism, brain damage, etc. If you are a doctor and not looking for this, you will not see it because the signs are subtle, but very obvious when you are looking for the problem. Less that 10% of the doctors in the U.S. Report to VAERS (vaccine adverse event reaction system) damage being done by vaccines, even though they are required to by law. It is simply NOT in their best interest to do so. It is clear to anyone educated, NOT indoctrinated, what is going on here. It is not the first time the public has been duped by marketing geniuses. Cultures that don’t vaccinate, don’t have AUTISM. What is so hard to understand and why isn’t there one study that has pursued this to see why? The simple answer is the people promoting the “bargain basement technology” as the chief scientist of the Merck Pharmaceutical stated, are not about health, but about profit.

Here is a video of Dr. Hilleman that you can see speaking in his own words about the “bargain basement technology” of vaccines and how AIDS got started.

Http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edikv0zbAlU

In 1986, Congress passed the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (PL-99-660) that among other things required health care providers to report vaccine reactions to a centralized reporting system. As a result the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) to which parents, physicians and vaccine manufacturers could report adverse events was created. NVIC has assisted many parents in reporting adverse events following vaccination as many doctors refuse to make a report. Last year the U.S. Government (our public tax dollars, not the drug companies that caused the problem, but us) paid out over $1.5 billion dollars in claims for vaccine related deaths and illnesses caused by the vaccines!

Good luck to you

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Question?: Pdd Nos Symptoms

Sandra asks…

If my child tends to ignore his name at times and at times avoids eye contact, does this make him autistic?

My son is 10 months old and he’s very active and enjoys playing as well as with others. But my fiance and I are worried about him ignoring his name at times and a lot of times he has poor eye contact, here and there we notice small things that keep building up to the question, could he be autistic?

admin answers:

We had my middle son at the neurologists office at 9 months for precisely the same concerns. He did get an autistic dx that day, PDD.NOS which is atypical autism. At 9 months my son also did not wave, and he repetitively put things in a bucket and took them out. He is now 3.5yrs., and nobody questions that he is on the spectrum anymore. At 12 months, specialists accurately dx kids on the spectrum 60-80 percent of the time.

It does not mean that your child is definately on the autistic spectrum, only that right now he has a couple of autistic characteristics. Some kids have a quirky period and work themselves out. If it is an autistic spectrum disorder symptoms will become more pronounced, the worst being between 2-3 years old.

I did the following assessment questionaire:
http://www.childbrain.com/pddassess.html

At 9 months my son scored a 49 (over 50 is considered a possible PDD). At his highest between 2-3 he scored an 88 (still in the mild range of 50-100). Now at 3.5 he scores an 82

The spectrum is very broad. We have gone through early intervention which is a free program 0-3 yrs, now he attends the free public preschool for delayed children.

This son always smiled, gave hugs freely, and didn’t flap at all until after 2.

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