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Question:
At what age does schizophrenia begin?

Salil Motianey
Short Hills, New Jersey


Answered by John Hsiao, M.D.:
The median age of onset for men is in their early to mid 20's, while in women, the median age of onset is in their late 20's. Schizophrenia has been diagnosed in children but is very rare before puberty. The incidence rate drops with age, and few cases begin past the age of 40.


John Hsiao, M.D.


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