Childhood-onset schizophrenia: An overview
Article first published online: 22 JUL 2004
Copyright © 2004 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Psychology in the Schools
Volume 41, Issue 7, pages 803–811, September 2004
How to Cite
Gonthier, M. and Lyon, M. A. (2004), Childhood-onset schizophrenia: An overview. Psychol. Schs., 41: 803–811. doi: 10.1002/pits.20013
- Issue published online: 22 JUL 2004
- Article first published online: 22 JUL 2004
Childhood-onset schizophrenia (COS), particularly when diagnosed prior to the age of 13, is considered to be especially rare and severe. This article provides an in-depth look into its symptomatology, general course, long-term functioning, diagnostic criteria, and methods of assessing the disorder. It also includes discussions of the various treatments used with patients having COS, including psychopharmalogical treatments, cognitive therapy, family interventions, educational interventions, and environmental manipulations. Particular attention is paid to the educational implications of the disorder and the role of school psychologists in working with this population. © 2004 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Psychol Schs 41: 803–811, 2004.