Journal article

Schizotypal Disorder in Children—A Neglected Diagnosis

Bruce J Tonge, Renee Testa, Carmela Díaz-Arteche, Avril V Brereton, Katerina Stephanou, Christos Pantelis

Schizophrenia Bulletin Open | Oxford University Press (OUP) | Published : 2020


Abstract Disabling psychotic-like perceptions, thoughts, and behavior have long been recognized in children. These symptoms have an adverse impact on child and family and are a developmental predictor of Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders (SSD). Attempts to classify this phenomenon separately and within the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) and International Classification of Diseases (ICD) systems have been unsuccessful until the DSM-5 and ICD-11. The categorization of Schizotypal Disorder within the SSDs in DSM-5 and ICD-11, and recognition that it is manifest in childhood, has established Schizotypal Disorder in Childhood (SDC) as a focus for clinica..

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