Special Issue "Diagnosis, Treatment and Prognosis of Psychosis Spectrum Disorder in Children and Adolescents"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 October 2023) | Viewed by 2358
Interests: pediatric mood disorders; neurodevelopmental disorders; first-episode psychosis; psychopharmacology
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2. Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, Scranton, PA, USA
Interests: pediatric mood disorders; neuromodulation
Childhood-onset psychotic disorders before the age 13 are infrequent. However, there is a substantial increase in the prevalence of psychotic disorders during adolescence. Clinical presentations in this age group are often complex with significant overlap between psychosis, and affective and prodromal symptomatology. At the same time, as children are undergoing major developmental changes including identity formation and developing peer and social relationships, they often present with externalizing behaviors leading to the co-diagnosis of mood/emotional dysregulation disorders, attention deficit disorders, and oppositional defiant/conduct disorder. The clinical picture becomes clearer with time thus making the diagnosis and management complex. Furthermore, the initial period after diagnosis of a psychotic disorder often carries an increased risk of treatment disengagement, relapse, and suicide. Early identification of psychotic disorders and comorbidities helps reduce the duration of untreated psychosis thereby improving treatment outcomes and long-term prognosis.
In this Special Issue, we invite articles focused on the diagnosis and treatment of psychosis in children and adolescents and the impact of clinical interventions on long-term prognosis in this population.
Dr. Rikin S. Patel
Dr. Ramkrishna Makani
Dr. Tanuja Gandhi
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- psychotic disorders
- early onset schizophrenia
- treatment outcome
- subclinical psychosis
- thought disorder
- childhood maltreatment
- risk factors