World Schizophrenia Day: Does the disease occur in children?

1 Like

Yes, schizophrenia can occur in children, though it is rare. Childhood-onset schizophrenia (COS) is defined as schizophrenia that begins before the age of 13. It shares similar symptoms with adult schizophrenia, such as hallucinations, delusions, and disorganized thinking. However, diagnosing schizophrenia in children is challenging due to overlapping symptoms with other developmental disorders. Early diagnosis and treatment are crucial for better outcomes.