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How is schizophrenia in teens treated?

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If your teen has the schizophrenia, a combination of treatments may work best. These might include medication and individual and family therapy.

The diagnosis can be tough news to hear, but with the right treatment, people with schizophrenia do go to college, hold jobs, and have a family life.

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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