Why does schizophrenia develop at late adolescence?

  title={Why does schizophrenia develop at late adolescence?},
  author={Chris E Harrop and Peter Trower},
  journal={Clinical psychology review},
  volume={21 2},
Schizophrenia is one of the most researched, yet still one of the least understood, of the mental disorders. One key area that remains comparatively neglected is the fact that schizophrenia typically develops at late adolescence. In common with people with psychotic disorders, around 25% of normal teenagers also report finding adolescence very distressing, and a substantial empirical literature shows that certain characteristics typical of adolescence such as conflicted family relationships… CONTINUE READING