This page provides you with information about schizophrenia in children and adolescents.

The Centre for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is responsible for the treatment of schizophrenia in children and adolescents in Central Denmark Region.

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What is schizophrenia?

When I go outside, I may experience that the gratings over the basement windows disappear. Then I might have the sensation of falling down the hole. But when I blink my eyes, the gratings are in place.
Nadia, 17

What causes schizophrenia?

There is no single explanation for why some children and adolescents become schizophrenic. Biological, psychological and social factors can pose a risk of developing schizophrenia. Today, schizophrenia is understood in terms of the stress vulnerability model. In other words, some people are particularly vulnerable to strains and stresses and can therefore develop the disorder in case of high exposure to strains and stresses.

The voice might say: “You will die the next time you go home. The sky will darken, and you will be struck by lightning."
Ida, 17

Symptoms of schizophrenia

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Examination for schizophrenia

Sometimes people can read my thoughts. So I have to think about cinnamon rolls.
Maja, 15

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Types of schizophrenia

Treatment for schizophrenia

Advice for people who have schizophrenia

Advice for relatives

Text on this page updated January 2022 (version 1.03).

Most recently revised by: Martin Hansen, Consultant at Centre for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Aarhus University Hospital – Psychiatry.

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