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Does catatonic schizophrenia affect children differently than adults?

While catatonic schizophrenia does not treat children differently than adults, there are signs that if it is caught during childhood, it could be easier to treat. Generally, schizophrenia of any type is not diagnosed during childhood. Instead, the prime age for diagnosis is adolescence. However, doctors suggest that there are some symptoms of the catatonic schizophrenia that can be noted from early childhood. By catching these symptoms early, doctors can create and use more effective treatments.

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