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Does schizophrenia affect children differently than adults?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Schizophrenia is not often diagnosed in children. Most people do not begin to display symptoms until early adulthood. When schizophrenia does occur in childhood, it affects children in the same way that it affects adults. Parents may notice their children failing to engage in social life or in activities with others as the beginnings of schizophrenia.

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