schizophrenia

My wife read somewhere that when kids grow up with a do in the house, it can keep them from getting schizophrenia. I know that having a pet can help kids develop responsibility, but preventing mental illness seems like a stretch. Is this based on psychology -- or something else?

By Ask the Doctors • October 5, 2022

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By uclahealth • March 14, 2019

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By Ask the Doctors • May 18, 2018

An estimated 43 million Americans – or 18 percent of the population – live with a mental illness, and many of them are facing ...

By uclahealth • October 4, 2016

Van Nuys maintenance worker Marco Tapia had a schizophrenic breakdown at age 24. His family thought he had been taking drugs because he was ...

By Meg Sullivan • April 11, 2016