Why Does Schizophrenia Develop at Late Adolescence?

Why Does Schizophrenia Develop at Late Adolescence?

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Governments around the world have given priority to qearly interventionq, i.e. the early diagnosis and treatment of young adults with psychotic symptoms. One of the main problems with this approach, is that only a small proportion of these young adults can be expected to go on to develop schizophrenia, yet all the treatment regimes are derived from work with adults who have had full psychotic episodes. Why Does Schizophrenia Develop at Late Adolescence? proposes a controversial new model of how schizophrenia develops in late adolescence and presents clinical material aimed at influencing the way psychosis is treated, building on a state-of-the-art reassessment of the field. A major reconceptualisation of how schizophrenia develops A controversial approach Early intervention programmes are now extremely widespread, so there is much interest in the area and how best to treat this serious psychotic disorderHence there is evidence that, as in ethology, a persona#39;s psychological environment can strongly affect puberty (see also Brookes-Gunn aamp; Warren, 1985) . One of the seminal findings in psychosis research concerns people who have recoveredanbsp;...

Title:Why Does Schizophrenia Develop at Late Adolescence?
Author:Chris Harrop, Peter Trower
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2008-09-15


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