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How can you recognize schizophrenia in teens?

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Schizophrenia can be hard to spot in teens. Sometimes, it can be tough to see the difference between ordinary teenage moodiness and signs of more serious illness, although this disease usually begins in late adolescence or young adulthood.

It helps to know what symptoms to watch for and when you should check with your doctor.

SOURCES:

Boston Children's Hospital: "Schizophrenia."

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: "Schizophrenia in Children."

Teen Mental Health: "Schizophrenia."

National Institute of Mental Health: "Schizophrenia."

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on July 17, 2018

SOURCES:

Boston Children's Hospital: "Schizophrenia."

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: "Schizophrenia in Children."

Teen Mental Health: "Schizophrenia."

National Institute of Mental Health: "Schizophrenia."

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on July 17, 2018

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