24. Schizophrenia

  1. Robert Goodman1 and
  2. Stephen Scott2

Published Online: 16 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118340899.ch24

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Third Edition

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Third Edition

How to Cite

Goodman, R. and Scott, S. (2012) Schizophrenia, in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Third Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118340899.ch24

Author Information

  1. 1

    Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, London, UK

  2. 2

    Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 14 SEP 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119979685

Online ISBN: 9781118340899

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Keywords:

  • schizophrenia, often divided into positive and negative symptoms;
  • distinction, negative symptoms, reality distortion, disorganisation;
  • negative symptoms, disabling, and upsetting to close kin;
  • DSM-IV and ICD-10, similar diagnostic criteria for schizophrenia;
  • neurodevelopmental abnormalities, speech/language delay, inattentiveness;
  • onset of frank psychosis, preceded by poor social adjustment/perception;
  • affective/drug-induced psychoses, alternative explanations for a psychotic

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Epidemiology

  • Characteristic features

  • Antecedents of schizophrenia

  • Differential diagnosis

  • Causation

  • Clinical course and treatment

  • Prognosis

  • Subject review

  • Further reading