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Can someone have schizophrenia as a child and then it goes away when he becomes an adult?

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In brief: Strictly no

Schizophrenia tends to run a chronic lifelong course and tends to be more debilitating when diagnosed in childhood.

In brief: Strictly no

Schizophrenia tends to run a chronic lifelong course and tends to be more debilitating when diagnosed in childhood.
Dr. Bernadette Onuoha
Dr. Bernadette Onuoha
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Dr. J. Kirk Clopton
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Schizophrenia is a chronic disorder that does not go away.
If symptoms "resolve" in adulthood, it may be that the wrong diagnosis was made in childhood.

In brief: No

Schizophrenia is a chronic disorder that does not go away.
If symptoms "resolve" in adulthood, it may be that the wrong diagnosis was made in childhood.
Dr. J. Kirk Clopton
Dr. J. Kirk Clopton
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