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Schizophrenia and psychotic disorders 

Schizophrenia and psychotic disorders
Chapter:
Schizophrenia and psychotic disorders
Author(s):

David Coghill

, Sally Bonnar

, Sandra L. Duke

, Johnny Graham

, and Sarah Seth

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199234998.003.0015
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date: 23 October 2020

Concepts and definitions 214

Epidemiology 216

Aetiology and risk factors 218

Assessment 220

Differential diagnosis and co-morbidity 222

Management 224

Course and outcome 228

Case example 230

References and recommended reading 232

Schizophrenia is a neurodevelopmental disorder, and is extremely rare in children and adolescents. However, psychotic symptoms in themselves are not uncommon in children and adolescents (4 and 8%, respectively)....

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