A 38-year-old member asked:
Disclaimer

could it be a bad sign if a teenager has an imaginary friend?

1 doctor answer
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not normal: It is not normal for a teen. Does the teen have special needs ? Has the adolescent been evaluated for mental health issues?
Answered on Apr 17, 2013

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Soto
25 years experience Psychiatry
No: If someone tells you they have an imaginary friend, then the person knows that the friend is imaginary. True hallucinations and delusions are very re ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: The hair growth is under the influence of hormones generated in the adrenal glands & emergence can occur years before puberty. Early on a thin pal ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Doodling: Is the most common symptom...Doodling all over papers in class. Unable to stay focused, unable to complete task because distracted. Short term memory ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Agos Luca
Dr. Agos Luca answered
Specializes in Pathology
Multiple: Leukemia can present with multiple signs and symptoms including but not limited to: bone pain, refusal to bear weight, gum bleeding, bleeding from oth ... Read More
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month