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jlzmilne121jlzmilne121 Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited May 2018 in Mental health issues

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  • jlzmilne121jlzmilne121 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Diagnosed paranoid schriphenia will I ever b able to drive again
  • sarahD80sarahD80 Member Posts: 7 Listener
    Hi jlzmilne121 
    Yes you will be able to drive again. Has my partner has got the same as yourself. And I know it's a horrible illness, and my partner also has physotic episodes, and really bad mood swings in witch he can't control his temper. And my partner drives and has done for the past 30 odd years. And he's had his illness for nearly 20 years. So yes you will be fine. Just take one day at a time and medication regularly and you'll be fine. Hope this has helped you in some way. Take care and I wish you all the very best l.
    😊😊😊😊
  • susan48susan48 Member Posts: 2,229 Disability Gamechanger
    I would check the DVLA s website and ask your doctor,  MT team just so you know 100%.
    Id think it probably would depend on your medication 
  • Sam_AlumniSam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,731 Disability Gamechanger
    There is lots of information on the MIND website here.

    You must tell the DVLA if you have paranoid schizophrenia but they should look at each case individually.

    You can contact the DVLA as follows:

    DVLA drivers’ medical enquiries
    Telephone: 0300 790 6806 
    Monday to Friday, 8am to 5:30pm 
    Saturday, 8am to 1pm 
    Find out about call charges

    By email

    You can email DVLA to tell them about your driving and medical issues.

    By post

    Drivers' Medical Enquiries 
    DVLA 
    Swansea 
    SA99 1TU 


    Good luck, let us know how you get on.
    Scope
    Senior online community officer
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