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Schizophrenia in Children and Adolescents : Cambridge Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Helmut Remschmidt

Schizophrenia in Children and Adolescents

Cambridge Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

By: Helmut Remschmidt (Editor)

Paperback Published: 15th March 2001
ISBN: 9780521794282
Number Of Pages: 328

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Although schizophrenia is very difficult to diagnose in the young, early treatment is now thought to improve outcome. Recent research suggests that early onset schizophrenia has developmental precursors, making it difficult to distinguish from a number of other developmental disorders. In this timely book, an international team of psychiatrists, psychotherapists, and psychologists give an up-to-date review of the latest findings in the diagnosis and treatment of schizophrenia in children and adolescents. It gives a comprehensive account of the current state of knowledge and the therapeutic options available to clinicians. The authors examine the disorder from developmental and clinical perspectives, focusing on diagnosis, etiology, therapy, and rehabilitation. This volume is essential reading for all mental health professionals who treat young people with schizophrenia.

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'There is a truly international list of expert contributors from Europe, the UK and the United States. The book is a solid gold resource for adolescent psychiatrists in particular and the multidisciplinary teams in inpatient units and other clinics where children and adolescents with psychosis are assessed and treated ... This book will take its place as a major guide to practitioners in its important area of work for the next few years.' Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 'This is an excellent and very readable and absorbing book, which highlights how far the field has come in terms of understanding child and adolescent schizophrenia.' Psychological Medicine

Preface
Childhood psychosis and schizophrenia: a historical review
Definition and classification
Epidemiology of early onset schizophrenia
Childhood schizophrenia: developmental aspects
Diagnosis and differential diagnosis
Genetic aspects
Children with schizophrenia: a neurobehavioral perspective
Psychosocial factors: the social context of child and adolescent onset schizophrenia
Treatment and rehabilitation
Course and prognosis
Index
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ISBN: 9780521794282
ISBN-10: 0521794285
Series: Cambridge Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 15th March 2001
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.69 x 18.85  x 1.88
Weight (kg): 0.6

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