Schizophrenia in children and adolescents

S. Charles Schulz, Danielle Goerke

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Medical Basis of Psychiatry
Subtitle of host publicationFourth Edition
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781493925285
ISBN (Print)9781493925278
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

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


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