Your son with schizophrenia has not demonstrated any evidence that he has the potential to be dangerous. The negative symptoms are obviously detrimental to your son’s life, but they don’t seem to be negatively influencing your nephew’s life. Perhaps your nephew finds his negative symptoms calming and soothing.
The fact that your nephew cries when he is not held by his uncle, is a potential problem. If it is a problem at all, it would be a development issue, and not related to your son’s schizophrenia. It’s important for children to develop the ability to self soothe and to regulate their emotions. It might be a behavior that resolves itself over time, as it does with many children. If it continues, you might consult a child therapist. Otherwise, given the information you have provided, there does not appear to be a problem with your nephew’s relationship with your son. Please take care.
Dr. Kristina Randle