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what are the first or early signs/symptoms of schizophrenia ?

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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Schizophrenia : Social withdrawal, moodiness, increasingly eccentric thoughts, possible delusions and/or hallucinations, paranoia, to name a few. A psychiatric evaluation is of paramount importance.
Dr. Reginald Veurink
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
In addition to the above, you might also want to look for social awkwardness, an inability to fit in socially and odd, even bizarre, behavior that is not common for the age group of the individual who is being considered for this diagnosis. This may be manifest when the child is trying to resist the pull to withdraw socially.
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