How does childhood schizophrenia look compared to teenage or adult schizophrenia?

It is very rare . Childhood onset schizophrenia is very rare and extremely disabling. Children with such a condition may have visual hallucinations, making it difficult to judge reality from fantasy. Behavioral disturbances are commonly a part of the condition as well. I saw a tv show about a girl who seemed like she was born with it.

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What are the major differences between autism, childhood schizophrenia and aspergers?

Severity. In autism social, communication and restricted range of or odd behaviors is characteristic, in asperger's disorder there are social pbms and a restricted range of, or odd behaviors. In schizophrenia, hallucinations and or delusions in the context of impairment is required. There is often someover lap in that perceptual abn can be present to different degrees in all 3. Read more...
The criteria for . Autistic Spectrum Disorder,which now includes Asperger Syndrome, are social, communicative & sensorimotor impairments seen before age 3. 30-50% of children with schizophrenia with disordered thought & emotional instability under 13 have a prior diagnosis of ASD &/or Borderline/Mild Intellectual Disability & share more DNA deletions & duplications found in ASD than do their unaffected siblings. Read more...