Can schizophreniform disorder be prevented?

There is no known way to prevent schizophreniform disorder. However, early diagnosis and treatment can help decrease the disruption to the person’s life, family, and friendships.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 04/21/2014.


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