Schizophrenia in children and adolescents

S. Charles Schulz, Elizabeth Deoreo

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Abstract

This chapter discusses schizophrenia as it occurs in children and adolescents. Because of the complexity of diagnosis of schizophrenia in children and adolescents, this issue is discussed, followed by a discussion of the epidemiology of the illness in this population. Research into the pathophysiology of schizophrenia in youth is reviewed, including studies of genetics, brain imaging, and neuropsychology. Finally, treatment options, including medication and psychosocial interventions, is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Medical Basis of Psychiatry
Subtitle of host publicationThird Edition
PublisherHumana Press
Pages391-399
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781588299178
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008

Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Antipsychotic medications
  • Brain imaging
  • Neuropsychology
  • Schizophrenia

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