11. Perceptual Alterations Disorders

  1. Edilma L. Yearwood PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN,
  2. Geraldine S. Pearson PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN and
  3. Jamesetta A. Newland PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP, DPNAP
  1. Karen G. Schepp and
  2. Eunjung Kim

Published Online: 28 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118704660.ch11

Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health

Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health

How to Cite

Schepp, K. G. and Kim, E. (2012) Perceptual Alterations Disorders, in Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health (eds E. L. Yearwood, G. S. Pearson and J. A. Newland), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., West Sussex, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118704660.ch11

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 9 MAR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813807867

Online ISBN: 9781118704660



  • Central nervous system (CNS);
  • Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (DSM-IV-TR);
  • Genetic and genomic factors;
  • Neurobiological/neurophysiological factors;
  • Perceptual alterations disorders;
  • Psychosocial factors;
  • Schizophrenia


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Clinical Picture

  • Presenting Symptoms

  • DSM-IV-TR Diagnostic Criteria

  • Differential Diagnosis

  • Evidence-based Data and Assessment Tools

  • Epidemiology

  • Etiology

  • Neurobiological/Neurophysiological Factors

  • Genetic and Genomic Factors

  • Family History

  • Psychosocial Factors

  • Evidence-Based Nursing Intervention

  • Integration with Primary Care

  • Implications for Practice, Research, and Education

  • Case Exemplar 1: Case Study of an Adolescent with Schizophrenia

  • Case Exemplar 2: Case Study of a Seven-year-old Child with Schizophrenia

  • Summary

  • Resources on Perceptual Alterations Disorders (Community Groups, Websites, Advocacy, and Treatment Resources)

  • References