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Contribution to Book
Early Onset Schizophrenia
Psychiatry Publications and Presentations
  • Vishal Madaan, University of Virginia - Main Campus
  • Yael Dvir, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Durga Prasad Bestha, Creighton University
  • Daniel R. Wilson, Creighton University
UMMS Affiliation
Department of Psychiatry
Publication Date
Document Type
Book Chapter
Schizophrenia; Child; Adolescent

Abstract: Early onset schizophrenia (EOS) describes onset of the first episode of psychosis before age 18 years. Such an earlier onset of symptoms is often associated with a severe and chronic course of the illness, a poorer prognosis and a potentially significant negative impact on recovery and rehabilitation. A recent emphasis on early intervention by utilizing the advances in neurobiological and psychosocial domains along with psychopharmacological effectiveness research in managing this chronic psychotic disorder is paving the way for a more rigorous study of this chronic disabling disorder. This chapter reviews recent literature on diagnostic assessment and management of schizophrenia when it strikes during formative years, and provides future directions for further research in the area.

DOI of Published Version
Madaan V, Dvir Y, Bestha DP, Wilson DR. (2011) Early Onset Schizophrenia, in Handbook of Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders, Volume II. Edited by Michael S. Ritsner. Springer, Pages 195-205. DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-0831-0_8
Citation Information
Vishal Madaan, Yael Dvir, Durga Prasad Bestha and Daniel R. Wilson. "Early Onset Schizophrenia" (2011)
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