Delusions and hallucinations are the most commonly known symptoms of schizophrenia. Most people have a basic idea of what schizophrenia is but few people look into early onset, or childhood, schizophrenia. Childhood schizophrenia is rare; only 1 in 100 people living with this disorder developed it during their childhood years. This mental disorder is defined as a rare and severe form of the known psychotic disorder, schizophrenia, which starts in children who are younger than thirteen and most often older than seven. It is essentially the same as adult schizophrenia; however it is harder to diagnosis in children (American Psychiatric Association, 2013).
A few problems that can arise from having comorbid conditions are that the child can obtain cognitive difficulties and developmental delays. Before doctors really look into the child having comorbid conditions, they will think that the child is suffering from autism disorder (McDonell & McClellan). In children with EOS, substance abuse can become a massive problem as they get older. One of the biggest abuses would be nicotine (NIMH, 2007). A child with schizophrenia definitely leads a completely different life then a child without this disorder.
Frist, autism is almost always diagnosed in the early years of a child, while it is very uncommon for schizophrenia to be diagnosed in a child under the age of 13 (Mandell, 2017). Secondly, autism affects how a child read or picks up on social cues, and children with schizophrenia can read social cues, but can’t help their hallucinations and delusions. Finally, schizophrenia can be handled with the right medication and treatment plan, but autism in most cases will never get better. Children with autism do take medicine and most of the time see a therapist or counselor, but their symptoms still stay present (Mash, pp.
According to Europe Child Adolescent Psychiatry children and adolescents with ADHD often have other psychiatric and developmental problems such as oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, specific learning disorders like dyslexia and dyscalculia, autism spectrum disorder, developmental motor coordination disorder, and anxiety and mood disorders. This has been known to primarily seen in only children however there now evidence that this disorder persists into adulthood for the majority of the people that have this condition. This places people with this condition at a high risk of social and economic disadvantage and puts a large strain on the social and healthcare services. Where it comes from Research by Nikolas & Burt (2010) supports ADHD is also clearly heritable, and the environmental influences during early development are also important (Nikolas & Burt 2010). Since 1985 the role of food in ADHD has been investigated in several studies.
Symptoms will usually start between the ages of 16 and 30 but men tend to start experiencing symptoms earlier than women. Schizophrenia is rarely diagnosed after age 45 and rarely occurs in children however the rates of child-onset schizophrenia are increasing. The signs and symptoms vary from individual to individual, but all people with the disorder show one or more of the following symptoms: Delusions: beliefs that are not true such as feeling people are followin... ... middle of paper ... ...ence? /. The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 6(4), 345-7.
Unlike others can develop this psychotic disorder while growing up. For instance, a young woman or man may begin to show some signs or symptoms within his/her teen years. Well unfortunately, I have a brother who inherited Schizophrenia and it is extremely difficult to cope with him at certain times. Schizophrenia is a severely mental illness that numerous people become affected by it. This psychotic disorder primarily affects a human’s brain.
Schizophrenia is a mental disorder the distorts someone’s thought and perception, paranoid schizophrenia is one of the five subtypes of schizophrenia which causes people to experience delusions and hear things that may not be real. Schizophrenia in general is incurable but may be treated to reduce its effects. Medication, psychotherapy and other supportive therapies are effective in reducing the severity of schizophrenia. The exact causes of this brain disorder is unknown, however, it may develop from a combination of genetics, brain chemistry, and environmental factors. Schizophrenia, like any other genetic illness, may run in the family bloodline and heighten the chances of getting it if both parents are associated with the brain disorder.
Some researchers also state that it might be caused from the events in a person’s life. The dopamine hypothesis states that schizophrenia may be caused by an excess of certain neurotransmitters in the brain. There are so many possibilities of how schizophrenia is developed that’s why it makes it so impossible to come up with one answer. A person who has schizophrenia experiences schizophrenia goes through speech disorder, the person will talk and make no sense but will use proper grammar and sentence structure. They also go through hallucinations and delusions, which the person hears voices that, convey instructions about what to think, feel, and do.
A licensed professional may diagnose that particular child with a common mental disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). ADHD has become an epidemic. Children are diagnosed with the disorder and medicated with a number of different medications. The thought of giving children prescribed psychotropic medication can be concerning according to different controversial articles. The reviews all seem to share the same topic that ADHD must remain relevant.
These factors include infections whether viral or bacterial, exposure to drugs, and stressful situations. How do we know if we have schizophrenia? How can it be diagnosed? In order to check if you are diagnosed with schizophrenia, you have to show the symptoms first. Once they are present, a medical report enclosing with a complete background of schizophrenia running in the family.