Dating someone like me, with schizophrenia, has its challenges. But there are rewards too. What I lack in culinary expertise and concentration I. I've had a little success dating in the nearly 10 years I've lived with schizophrenia. But there are a lot of obstacles. Schizophrenia is a terrifying. If you find yourself dating a schizophrenic person or suspect your date has the condition, here are some things to keep in mind. Be honest with yourself.
Dating a schizophrenic - excited too
In such a situation the first thing you need to do is gather as much information about the illness as you can. Plus, according to a study published in October in the journal Psychiatric Services , caregivers to people who have schizophrenia tend to experience relatively high levels of distress. All this may create a high level of stress which can push the partner of a schizophrenic person into depression. In addition to individual therapy, couples therapy can help both partners cope with the effects of schizophrenia on the relationship. No healthy relationship can sustain these behaviors.