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my niece is downs syndrome and is going to be 13 this year-in the past year she imagnary friends-she talks to all the time-says their there with here and says seats for them-they go every where with her-is see realy seeing them or is this  aproblem that needs to be checked- she plays with other kids-but has to include her invisible friends and gets mad if we tell her there not real
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Hi!
Children with Down syndrome do at times have visual hallucinations. Get her kidney and liver function evaluated. A deranged kidney or liver can cause these problems too. It could just be that she enjoys playing with make belief friends. However, to assume this your niece would need a psychiatric evaluation. Please consult her treating doctor.
Take care!

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