Freesexchatting com - Dating a schizophrenic
This might explain the wide variation in the figures for how much more likely violence is in someone with schizophrenia.
The largest study to date, conducted in Sweden, compared more than 8000 people with schizophrenia with control groups using hospital and criminal records.
I'm weary of those with serious and multiple mental health diseases. I'm sorry, mental illness is something I would much rather avoid for both my comfort in the relationship as well as worries about our future (ability to hold down employment, how the illness will affect future children, etc.) I feel the same way about addiction.
But by pressuring mental health services to focus on the risk of violence we are in danger of actually increasing it.
Most of the debate around risk and offending has centred around schizophrenia - the bread and butter of community psychiatry.
I have an in-law who has schizophrenia, and while I love her deeply, her constant desire to treat her disease in 'natural' ways while avoiding actual treatment makes her extremely unstable and thus not a good partner. If you're not, then it's not healthy or safe for either of us, so no. My best friend had a schizophrenic episode a few years ago and it was absolutely horrible, but she got through it.
As long as you are dedicated to treating yourself, I don't see how mental illness is any different than a physical illness.
I have mental struggles of my own (anxiety, depression, OCD symptoms, etc.) that would likely not mix well.