100 Q&As About Your Child's Schizophrenia by Josiane Cobert

By Josiane Cobert

A hundred Questions & solutions approximately Your Child’S Schizophrenia offers transparent, undemanding solutions in your questions about Your Child’S Schizophrenia. Written by way of a professional within the box, This functional, Easy-To-Read consultant indicates You And your loved ones the right way to deal with signs, the place To Get the easiest therapy, What medicines can be found For This situation, and masses extra. An Indispensible speedy Reference For somebody dealing with formative years Schizophrenia!

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Recent research shows that the disease process of schizophrenia gradually and significantly damages the brain and that earlier treatments may result in less brain damage over time. The earlier someone with schizophrenia is diagnosed and stabilized on treatment, the better the longterm prognosis is for their illness. In adolescents, if a full recovery occurs, it is most likely to happen in the first 3 months of the illness. After 6 months of psychosis, the prognosis for a full recovery is poor. The best predictor of remission is what happens in the first 6 months.

Treatment with antiseizure drugs may stop the seizures but worsen the behavior of the patients. The mechanism underlying these interesting phenomena is not yet understood. The connection of psychosis to epilepsy is interesting because it may provide new insights into the causes of each disease and pathways for treatment. Prescribing antiepileptic/anticonvulsant medications is already common practice when treating “treatment resistant schizophrenia” (that is, patients resistant to the classic antipsychotic drug treatments).

Some areas of studies have shown interesting results and may ultimately lead to objective laboratory tests for schizophrenia. • Smooth pursuit eye movements (eye tracking studies). Eye tracking is the ability of the eyes to follow moving objects. Abnormal eye-tracking is the inability for the eyes to follow moving targets smoothly. People with abnormal eye-tracking follow objects using saccadic or jerky eye movements. This condition is found in more than 50% of schizophrenics, as compared to only 8% of the general population.

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