Signs of incipient psychosis show up early in life. Reading them is key to rescuing kids from the abyss of a serious mental illness.
- Signs of a mind in danger—including social deficits, impaired body sensations and reduced tolerance to stress—may show up anywhere from two months to 35 years before schizophrenia strikes.
- The prevalence of schizophrenia is 1.1 percent, but if a parent has the disorder, the child has a 10 to 12 percent increased risk and a 17.1 percent chance of developing a related personality disorder.
- Physical abuse, bullying by peers and ingesting cannabis can push a genetically vulnerable child toward psychosis.
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February 21, 2012