The Differences Between Adult Diagnoses And Those Of Children

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A rare type of Schizophrenia, Childhood-Onset Schizophrenia can be defined by psychotic symptoms that occur before the age twelve. Pathophysiologic features, functional changes that are seen in patients with Childhood-Onset Schizophrenia, are similar with later forms of the disorder. Studies of Phenomenology, patient 's consciousness and awareness, neuropsychology, brain and behavior relationship, and the patient 's biology have proven this fact. Looking at the similarities between adult diagnoses and those of children, we can note that the criteria is similar though the effects are different. Children do not meet the levels of social and educational performances due to a regression in their performance. Patients hold characteristics of cognitive impairments, thought disorders, and communication deficits. Diagnosing a child becomes complicated when trying to determine the differences between immature responses in younger children and symptoms of thought disorder and delusions. Reports have found that because of the speech of younger children spotting the differences between children with Schizophrenia and non-Schizophrenia becomes easier after the age of seven. Childhood-Onset Schizophrenia occurs more frequently, insidious rather than acute onsets. Though there are cases in which children show acute onsets of Schizophrenia the majority appear to be insidious. (Mohammadi, 2013)
Eugen Bleuler, a pioneer scientist, among others have thought of Schizophrenia as a “deficit in…

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