Coolboii900
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I think i developed schizophrenia at 17 but was later diagnosed at 19 with it? Can you have early signs of schizophrenia ?
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Schizophrenia can only be diagnosed at 18 or older. If your under 18 then clinicians tend to see whether it’s a phase or long lasting. You also have to be symptomatic for a certain period of time before a diagnosis can be made. I knew a girl who had a diagnosis of emerging schizophrenia at 17 but wasn’t formally diagnosed until she was 19.
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you can develop schizophrenia at any age however you won't be formally diagnosed until an older age in most cases
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Yes it is most common in males between 18-30
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1) You can be diagnosed with sz anytime, not just over 18, however, the younger you are the less likely it will be called sz specifically as labels can be damaging, you may just be diagnosed with 'psychosis' more broadly
2) While it can occur at any age, the most vulnerable time is 16-35 (with males tending to be diagnosed a bit earlier)
3) early signs of sz can be seen from anything of a few months to 5-10 years before full blown episode or diagnosis, this is called the prodromal phase
4) early symptoms can also be a sign of other things and not necessarily lead to a diagnosis of sz
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