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What is the age range for early onset schizophrenia?

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Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: Schizophrenia onset

Schizophrenia, which is a brain disease and affects around one percent of the population, usually begins in one's late teens or early 20s.
Early onset schizophrenia is quite rare. A great resource is to check out the work of dr. Judith rapaport from the national institute of mental health. Here she is on youtube: http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=kwluvic4x6m.

In brief: Schizophrenia onset

Schizophrenia, which is a brain disease and affects around one percent of the population, usually begins in one's late teens or early 20s.
Early onset schizophrenia is quite rare. A great resource is to check out the work of dr. Judith rapaport from the national institute of mental health. Here she is on youtube: http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=kwluvic4x6m.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Dr. Kevin Passer
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics

In brief: Varies

Many doctors are hesitant to diagnose schizophrenia before adolescence.
But there are many severe childhood conditions that have pre-schizophrenoform symptoms as early as 5 years old. Many other medical conditions need to be sorted out before these diagnoses are made.

In brief: Varies

Many doctors are hesitant to diagnose schizophrenia before adolescence.
But there are many severe childhood conditions that have pre-schizophrenoform symptoms as early as 5 years old. Many other medical conditions need to be sorted out before these diagnoses are made.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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