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Psychotic Disorders in Children and Adolescents

Psychotic Disorders in Children and Adolescents

October 2000 | 200 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Psychotic disorders can be misunderstood or misdiagnosed by clinicians that deal with children, including clinical social workers, counsellors, child psychiatrists, and child psychologists. Many times it is difficult for a mental health professional to determine whether the problematic behaviours exhibited are the result of an altered normal developmental process or the result of a serious mental disorder. This book provides professionals and students with the specific information needed to better assess the exact nature of what is affecting the young patient.
An Overview of Psychotic Disorder
Mood and Mood Related Disorders
Other Psychotic Disorders
Personality Disorder
Disorders with Psychotic Symptomatology
Psychotic Symptoms Related to Other Conditions
Cultural Influences and Psychosis
Evaluation of Psychotic Symptoms and Antipsychotic Side Effects
Future Directions for Research

Robert L. Findling

S. Charles Schulz

Received his Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of Southern California. Upon graduation, he moved across town to UCLA Medical School where he received his MD, as well as his psychiatric residency training. Following an interest in academic psychiatry, Dr. Schulz became a clinical associate at the National Institute of Mental Health where he worked in the Neuropsychopharmacology Section at the Clinical Center. During his clinical associateship, he became interested in clinical trials for patients with schizophrenia, as well as research in family issues. In 1980, Dr. Schulz moved to the Medical College of Virginia where he... More About Author

Javad H. Kashani

Elena T. Harlan Drewel

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