Childhood Schizophrenia


What is Childhood Schizophrenia ?

The disorder is very rare in young children. Children with the disorder usually have delusions or hallucinations, disorganized speech and social impairments. These symptoms need to be present for several weeks. The disorder is common in adolescents and adults where about 1% of the population are affected. In young children this disorder is usually a severe developmental disorder nearly always leading to long term impairment.

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  • Kerbeshian, J., Burd, L., & Tait, A. Chain Reaction or Time Bomb: A Neuropsychiatric-Developmental/Neurodevelopmental Formulation of Tourettisms, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, and Schizophreniform Symptomatology Associated with PANDAS.World Journal of Biological Psychiatry.2007. 8(3): 201-207.

  • Kerbeshian, J. & Burd L. Tourette Disorder and Schizophrenia in Children.Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews.1988. 12: 267-270.

  • Burd, L. & Kerbeshian J. A North Dakota Prevalence Study of Schizophrenia Presenting in Childhood.Journal of the American Academy of Child and Ado┬Člescent Psychiatry.1987. 26: 347-350.

  • Kerbeshian, J. & Burd L. Are Schizophreniform Symptoms Present in Attenuated Form in Children with Tourette Disorder and Other Developmental Disorders?Canadian Journal of Psychiatry.1987. 32(2): 123-135.

  • Burd, L. & Kerbeshian J. Tourette Syndrome, Atypical Pervasive Developmental Disorder, and Ganser Syndrome in a 15-year-old, Visually Impaired, Mentally Retarded Boy.Canadian Journal of Psychiatry.1985. 30(1): 74-76.