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, are discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||The Medical Basis of Psychiatry|
|Subtitle of host publication||Fourth Edition|
|Publisher||Springer New York|
|Number of pages||10|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2016|
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