Instructions: Below is a list of questions that relate to life-experiences common among children and adolescents who have been diagnosed with schizophrenia. Please read each question carefully, and indicate how often your child has experienced the same or similar challenges in the past few months. Be aware that some questions are developmentally-appropriate behavior depending on the age of your child (i.e. a very young child claiming to see something imaginary).

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Does your child claim to hear or see things that others cannot?
Does your child claim that others are controlling their thoughts and emotions?
Does your child struggle to keep up with daily living tasks such as showering, changing clothes, doing homework, etc.?
Does your child speak in a monotone voice or not make facial expressions that match their emotions?
Does your child respond to questions with unrelated or confusing responses?
Does your child ever claim to have powers that other people cannot understand or appreciate?
Does your child feel that they are being tracked, followed, or watched at home or outside?
Does your child have difficulty distinguishing fiction from reality?
Does your child have disorganized or abnormal motor behavior, such as strange posture or excessive movement of their body?
Does your child have developmental delays compared to their peers?

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If you think you or someone you care about may be suffering from schizophrenia or any other mental health condition, strongly recommends that you seek help from a mental health professional in order to receive a proper diagnosis and support. For those in crisis, we have compiled a list of resources (some even offer free or low-cost support) where you may be able to find additional help at:​

Last Updated: Jul 26, 2019