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When should you call a doctor about schizophrenia symptoms in a teenager?

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If you notice any symptoms of schizophrenia, your teen needs to be checked by a doctor right away. That's especially true if anyone on either side of his family has had schizophrenia.

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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