Document Detail

The presentation of early-onset psychotic disorders.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23047960     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Objective:This study aims to describe the clinical course of psychotic disorders, including the premorbid history, symptoms and level of functioning in a group of children and adolescents treated by paediatric mental health services, mainly as inpatients.Method:A sample of 45 children and adolescents with a psychotic disorder (mean age 13.2 years) was assessed using questionnaires, semi-structured interviews, parent interviews and file audit. The symptoms of those with a schizophrenia spectrum disorder (SSD) were compared to those with a mood disorder (MD).Results:This population showed a high level of premorbid impairment, including previous treatment for other psychiatric disorders. As well as hallucinations and delusions, high levels of self-harm, aggression, anxiety and depression were reported. The SSD and MD groups differed mainly in their levels of premorbid functioning.Conclusions:While it is well known that childhood-onset schizophrenia is a severe disorder with a poor outcome, this study found that young people diagnosed with other psychotic disorders also have significant impairment and are likely to require high levels of care to maximize their functional recovery.
Jean Starling; Leanne M Williams; Cassandra Hainsworth; Anthony W Harris
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1440-1614     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust N Z J Psychiatry     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0111052     Medline TA:  Aust N Z J Psychiatry     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
1Walker Unit, Concord Centre for Mental Health, Concord West, Australia.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  The association between problematic internet use and depression, suicidal ideation and bipolar disor...
Next Document:  Asthma Education and Health Outcomes of Children Aged 8 to 12 Years.