What is Early Onset Schizophrenia or Pediatric Schizophrenia or Schizophrenia in Children?

Early Onset Schizophrenia or Pediatric Schizophrenia or Schizophrenia in Children is a serious brain disorder that is so severe making a child unable to normally interpret the reality. Emotional behavioral and cognitive (thinking) problems accompany the Early Onset Schizophrenia or Pediatric Schizophrenia or Schizophrenia in Children.

Early Onset Schizophrenia

Disordered behavior and thinking, delusion, hallucination and delusions are such disorders which might result due Early Onset Schizophrenia or Pediatric Schizophrenia or Schizophrenia in Children. What is usually reflected is the inability despite the signs and symptoms varying. Due to the fact that the appearance of schizophrenia in adults is the same as Early Onset Schizophrenia or Pediatric Schizophrenia or Schizophrenia in Children, but the development of the child and behavior is affected to a great extend because of its occurrence early in life.

Special challenges regarding educational needs, social and emotional development, education, diagnosis and treatment accrues due to the fact that Early Onset Schizophrenia or Pediatric Schizophrenia or Schizophrenia in Children occurs early in life.

Lifelong treatment is required for schizophrenia in children. The long-term outcome of your child will improve significantly if you identify and start treating the Early Onset Schizophrenia or Pediatric Schizophrenia or Schizophrenia in Children in its early stages.

What is a Schizophrenic Person?

As you have read earlier that the disease schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder which shows up in early adulthood, however it can surface any time in a person's life. The symptoms include hallucination, illusion, ambiguity, depression.

Is Schizophrenia Hereditary or Genetic?

The Schizophrenia has a very solid genetic factor. Patients with siblings or parents who have this disease have a ten % chance of occurring of this disorder.

How Common is it to Get Schizophrenia?

Women and men are equally troubled by schizophrenia. Out of 100 individuals, 1 will experience schizophrenia at some point in their life. This disease is diagnosed mostly between the ages of 16 and 36.

Causes of Early Onset Schizophrenia or Pediatric Schizophrenia or Schizophrenia in Children

The cause of Early Onset Schizophrenia or Pediatric Schizophrenia or Schizophrenia in Children is not yet known, but its development is likened to that of adult schizophrenia. It is unclear as to why in some; the development of schizophrenia is early as compared to others.

Other causes of Early Onset Schizophrenia or Pediatric Schizophrenia or Schizophrenia in Children are brain disorders. The cause of schizophrenia in children is most likely attributed to environment and genetics/ hereditary.

Risks of Early Onset Schizophrenia or Pediatric Schizophrenia or Schizophrenia in Children might be linked to problems affecting the natural occurring chemicals found in the brain called neurotransmitters. Changes in the brain of people with schizophrenia are shown through imaging but the cause of the changes is not clear.

Signs and Symptoms of Early Onset Schizophrenia or Pediatric Schizophrenia or Schizophrenia in Children

Early Signs and Symptoms of Schizophrenia in Children:

Development of the following problems may be an early indication or sign of Early Onset Schizophrenia or Pediatric Schizophrenia or Schizophrenia in Children:

  • Delayed language development in the child
  • Unusual or late crawling
  • Difficulty in walking at an early age compared to other adolescents.
  • Abnormality in motor behavior- like arm flapping or rocking.

Children with pervasive development disorders often exhibit these signs and symptoms in some occasions. Example is autism spectrum disorders. Thus prior to diagnosis there is need to rule out these potentials of these developmental disorders.

Signs and Symptoms of Early Onset Schizophrenia or Pediatric Schizophrenia or Schizophrenia in Children in Teenagers

The symptoms of schizophrenia in teenagers are similar to those of adults, but recognizing the condition might be harder. During teen years, the development of symptoms of schizophrenia might typically be partial, such as:

  • Withdrawing from friends and family
  • Performance in school drops
  • Sleeping problems
  • Depressed or irritable mood
  • Strange behavior
  • Lack of motivation
  • Unlike in adults, teens might not be having delusions and higher probability of having visual hallucinations.

Signs and Symptoms at a Later Stage of Early Onset Schizophrenia or Pediatric Schizophrenia or Schizophrenia in Children

Appearances of symptoms that are more typical grow with the aging of a child with Early Onset Schizophrenia or Pediatric Schizophrenia or Schizophrenia in Children. Signs and symptoms would likely be:

  • Hallucinations. The hallucination includes the hearing or seeing things that are nonexistent will occur despite involving any of the senses. Patients with Early Onset Schizophrenia or Pediatric Schizophrenia or Schizophrenia in Children will be more affected than the normal experience.
  • Delusion. These are beliefs that are false and have no real basis. Example one believing that they are being harassed or harmed, believing that ascertain comments or gestures are aimed at you, a catastrophe that is major is likely to occur, you are exceptionally famous or able, your body's function is not proper or another person is in love with you.
  • Disorganized speech. The inference of disorganized thinking is from disorganized speech. Communication efficiency can be impaired and one can give unrelated answers to some questions. In some instances meaningless words may be put up in a speech which is not understandable often called word salad.
  • Motor behavior disorganization or abnormality. A couple of ways can show these. It is hard to perform a task if the behavior is not aimed at a set goal. Catatonia (excessive and useless movement), lack of response completely, bizarre and inappropriate posture and resistance to instruction is what entails abnormal motor behavior.
  • Negative symptoms. Reduced or lack of normal functional ability is what is meant. Speaking without inflection, no change in facial expression, avoiding eye contact are examples of lacking emotions that might occur.

Interpreting Symptoms May be Hard in Early Onset Schizophrenia or Pediatric Schizophrenia or Schizophrenia in Children

Gradual buildup of symptoms may occur in early life Early Onset Schizophrenia or Pediatric Schizophrenia or Schizophrenia in Children. The vague of this signs and symptoms makes it hard to recognize what is wrong, or it may be attributed to a phase of development.

The severity and ability to notice the symptoms will be more pronounced over time. At the long run, your child will develop psychosis symptoms which include delusion, hallucination and thoughts organization difficulty. Owing to more thought disorganization, a condition called ''break from reality'' results prompting for frequent treatment with medication and even hospitalization.

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Written, Edited or Reviewed By:

, MD, FFARCSI

Last Modified On: April 13, 2016

Pain Assist Inc.

Pramod Kerkar
  Note: Information provided is not a substitute for physician, hospital or any form of medical care. Examination and Investigation is necessary for correct diagnosis.

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