Jul: What issues might a man whose mother was a paranoid schizophrenic have?
My husand demonstrates a lot of paranoid behavior. His mother was a schizophrenic paranoid but my husband is definitely not schizophrenic. So, my question is could his mother’s issues be handed down and maniast themselves differently?
Answers and Views:
Answer by nickipettis
his behaviors could be learned responses – part of how he survived emotionally while trying to cope with her stange behaviors.
Yes…trusting people seems to be an issue of children who had paranoid/SX parents; dealing with problems illogically, or coldly….SX has a genetic component, usually skipping a generation, so even though he does not manifest the SX diagnosis he has learned how to deal with one, out of survival. (psychologist)Answer by b_friskey
My 2 younger sisters and I were raised by a paranoid schizophrenic mother, our dad left us when we were young. She was also a severe alcoholic. We girls grew up fine, we all have college degrees which we obtained through hard work with no help and we are all happily married with a child each. The only thing I still notice is that I am a person who avoids conflict at all costs and I hate not having food stocked (we went hungry a lot as children) Also, one sister and I both have teen daughters who have bi-polar disorder. The other sister has a teen boy who has no problems. The psychiatrist that my daughter sees says that schizophrenia can skip a generation in girls. If the grandmother had it, there is a higher chance that the granddaughters will too. We caught it early (bi-polar often turns into schizophrenia during their 20’s), so hopefully with therapy and medication my sister and I can help our daughters.