Childhood and early-onset schizophrenia

What is childhood and early-onset schizophrenia?

Childhood-onset schizophrenia has an onset prior to the age of 13 years, and early-onset schizophrenia has an onset between the ages of 13 and 17 years.

What is the evidence on childhood and early-onset schizophrenia?

Moderate quality evidence suggests poorer long-term functioning in children and adolescents with early-onset schizophrenia compared to other psychiatric disorders.

August 2020

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