New Orleans—When such early symptoms of schizophrenia as disorganized thoughts, social withdrawal, and paranoia begin to emerge, it can be a frightening experience for affected individuals and family members. But an emerging body of evidence also suggests that this early stage of illness might provide an opportunity for interventions, even very simple ones, that may help to prevent the development of full-blown schizophrenia.
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