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Psychotic symptoms in young people warrant urgent referral.

Abstract:

There is a worse prognosis for psychosis and schizophrenia when onset is in childhood or adolescence. However, outcomes are improved with early detection and treatment. Psychotic symptoms can be associated with a variety of disorders including schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, drug-induced psychosis, personality disorder, epilepsy and autistic spectrum disorder. Positive symptoms include hallucinations and delusions. Negative symptoms include apathy, lack of drive, poverty of speech, s...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Journal:
The Practitioner
Volume:
257
Issue:
1759
Pages:
25-3
Publication date:
2013-03-05
ISSN:
0032-6518
URN:
uuid:fd95e69f-5234-4c3b-be13-9aeaef922436
Source identifiers:
402259
Local pid:
pubs:402259

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