Treatment for Early Onset Schizophrenia or Pediatric Schizophrenia or Childhood Onset Schizophrenia

A lifelong treatment is required for Early Onset Schizophrenia or Pediatric Schizophrenia or Childhood Onset Schizophrenia even in occasions that symptoms appear to have diminished. Children with schizophrenia have difficulty undergoing treatment.

Treatment for Early Onset Schizophrenia

A child psychiatrist often guides treatment for Early Onset Schizophrenia or Pediatric Schizophrenia or Childhood Onset Schizophrenia. The team include, for instance your:

  • Family doctor or pediatrician
  • Psychologist, psychiatrist or other therapist.
  • Social worker
  • Psychiatric nurse
  • Pharmacist
  • Family members

Main Treatment Options for Early Onset Schizophrenia or Pediatric Schizophrenia or Childhood Onset Schizophrenia:

Early Onset Schizophrenia or Pediatric Schizophrenia or Childhood Onset Schizophrenia main treatments are:

  • Medications
  • Family & individual therapy
  • Academic & social skills
  • Hospitalization

Medication Treatment for Early Onset Schizophrenia or Pediatric Schizophrenia or Childhood Onset Schizophrenia

The heart of treating Early Onset Schizophrenia or Pediatric Schizophrenia or Childhood Onset Schizophrenia is using antipsychotic medications. Majority of those used in children are similar to those used in adults. Symptom management is effectuated often by the use of antipsychotic medication to manage conditions like hallucination, delusions, lack of emotion and loss of motivation.

Symptoms improvement can last several weeks after diagnosis for it to be noticed. Effective control of signs and symptoms is the aim of treating the condition with antipsychotic medication using the lowest dosage possible. Different combination of medicine can be tried by the doctor of your child over time. Anti-anxiety and antidepressants are other examples of medications that can help.

Second Generation Antipsychotics for Early Onset Schizophrenia or Pediatric Schizophrenia or Childhood Onset Schizophrenia

Atypical antipsychotics (second generation medication) that are new are often tried in children first since the side effects are few as compared to older antipsychotics. High cholesterol, high blood sugar and weight gain can occur. Children older than 13 with Early Onset Schizophrenia or Pediatric Schizophrenia or Childhood Onset Schizophrenia can be treated using the following antipsychotics that have been approved by FDA (Food and Drug Administration):

  • Risperidone (risperdal)
  • Quetiapine (seroquel
  • Olanzapine (zyprexa)
  • Aripiprazole (Abilify)

First-Generation Antipsychotics for Early Onset Schizophrenia or Pediatric Schizophrenia or Childhood Onset Schizophrenia

Typical antipsychotics (first-generation medications, that are Food and Drug Administration (FDA or USFDA) approved for treating Early Onset Schizophrenia or Pediatric Schizophrenia or Childhood Onset Schizophrenia in children older than 13 years, as effective as the second-generation antipsychotics are when it comes to delusion and hallucination control. Neurological side effects might significantly appear potential and significantly. This includes developing movement disorder (tardive dyskenesia) that may or not be reversed.

Owing to high risk of side effects that are serious from first –generation antipsychotics, they are not recommended occasionally for using in children until other viable options are tried with no success. The examples of such medications are:

  • Chlorpromazine
  • Haloperidol
  • Perphenazine

Medication Risks and Side Effects for Early Onset Schizophrenia or Pediatric Schizophrenia or Childhood Onset Schizophrenia

Possible health risks and side effects are possessed by all antipsychotic medications for Early Onset Schizophrenia or Pediatric Schizophrenia or Childhood Onset Schizophrenia and some are life-threatening. The side effects in teenagers and adult may differ from those adults and in some instance it can be more serious. Young children especially are not capable of understanding and communicating about their medical problems.

Consult the doctor of your child regarding the management of the possible side effects. Reporting side effects in an early stage is crucial and therefore you have to be alert for child's problems. The side effects can be managed through the change of medication or by adjusting the dosage.

Other substance can interact dangerously with antipsychotic medication. Your child's doctor has to know the medications and OTC (Over the Counter) products that your child is taking, including herbal supplements, minerals and vitamins.

Psychotherapy for Managing Early Onset Schizophrenia or Pediatric Schizophrenia or Childhood Onset Schizophrenia

Talk therapy or psychotherapy is significant apart from medication for Early Onset Schizophrenia or Pediatric Schizophrenia or Childhood Onset Schizophrenia. Psychotherapy can include:

Individual therapy for Managing Early Onset Schizophrenia or Pediatric Schizophrenia or Childhood Onset Schizophrenia

Your child can be able to cope with stress and challenges he/she faces in their daily life because of Early Onset Schizophrenia or Pediatric Schizophrenia or Childhood Onset Schizophrenia through the help of psychotherapy provided by a mental practitioner who is skilled. Your child's symptoms can reduce and they can succeed in school and make friends with the help of therapy. Your child can understand their condition when they learn about childhood onset schizophrenia or early onset schizophrenia, coping with the condition and sticking to the treatment plan. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is an example of the many types of psychotherapy.

Family Therapy for Early Onset Schizophrenia or Pediatric Schizophrenia or Childhood Onset Schizophrenia

Your family and your child can benefit from therapy providing education and support to families. Family members who are involved and are caring with their understanding of Early Onset Schizophrenia or Pediatric Schizophrenia or Childhood Onset Schizophrenia can be helpful to a child with the condition, extremely. Family therapy can be of help to you and your family regarding communication improvement, working out conflicts and coping with stress related to the condition of your child.

Academic and Social Skills Training for Early Onset Schizophrenia or Pediatric Schizophrenia or Childhood Onset Schizophrenia

An important art regarding treating Early Onset Schizophrenia or Pediatric Schizophrenia or Childhood Onset Schizophrenia is training in academic and social skills. School and relationship is trouble to children with Early Onset Schizophrenia or Pediatric Schizophrenia or Childhood Onset Schizophrenia. Normal tasks will be difficult to carry such as dressing and bathing. Building skills in this platform is a treatment plan that can help your child to function appropriately with age when possible.

Hospitalization for Early Onset Schizophrenia or Pediatric Schizophrenia or Childhood Onset Schizophrenia

It may be necessary to be hospitalized during times when symptoms are severe or during crisis period of Early Onset Schizophrenia or Pediatric Schizophrenia or Childhood Onset Schizophrenia. Your child's safety will be guaranteed and proper nutrition is being given to his/her also hygiene and sleep. The best and the safest way of controlling quickly the symptoms is the hospital setting. Residential care or partial hospitalization are the options, but prior to moving to these care levels there is need to stabilize severe symptoms.

Complementary Treatments for Early Onset Schizophrenia or Pediatric Schizophrenia or Childhood Onset Schizophrenia

Patients with Early Onset Schizophrenia or Pediatric Schizophrenia or Childhood Onset Schizophrenia can be helped with the following supplements and vitamins

  • D-serine
  • Sarcosine
  • (NAC) N-Acetyl cysteine
  • D-Alanine
  • Melatonin
  • B-Vitamins
  • Preventive prenatal Choline
  • Omega-3 for prevention

Other scientific tested treatments for Early Onset Schizophrenia or Pediatric Schizophrenia or Childhood Onset Schizophrenia are:

  • (CBT) Psycho-social treatments, personal therapy
  • ECT (Electro-Convulsion Therapy)
  • Antioxidants Vitamins (lipoic Acid, C, E, etc)
  • Other Antioxidants and Vitamin E
  • EPA Omega -3 Fish oils.

Yoga Therapy as a Management Method for Early Onset Schizophrenia or Pediatric Schizophrenia or Childhood Onset Schizophrenia

Despite being chronic, Early Onset Schizophrenia or Pediatric Schizophrenia or Childhood Onset Schizophrenia can be alleviated through various help available, particularly averting the condition and especially Yoga. With the right social support, medication and the meager support from Yoga therapy as a management method, patients with Early Onset Schizophrenia or Pediatric Schizophrenia or Childhood Onset Schizophrenia exhibit drastic improvements, happy lives, independent and healthy function, with minimal inconveniencing to others. With immediate diagnosis and treatment there can be better results. The condition can be averted totally by taking up yoga prior to the onset of this condition.

You do not have to delay when you witness the first symptoms if Early Onset Schizophrenia or Pediatric Schizophrenia or Childhood Onset Schizophrenia but to seek help from medial practitioner and an experienced and trained Yoga teacher.

Despite the fact that the response of the patient might be easy, you can persuade him/her to participate in the practice. Yoga reinvigorates and stimulates nervous system that is unresponsive that has become numb and dulled due to various reasons.

Recovery Period for Early Onset Schizophrenia or Pediatric Schizophrenia or Childhood Onset Schizophrenia

Lifelong treatment is required for Early Onset Schizophrenia or Pediatric Schizophrenia or Childhood Onset Schizophrenia. The long-term outcome of your child will improve significantly if you identify and start treating the symptoms of the Early Onset Schizophrenia or Pediatric Schizophrenia or Childhood Onset Schizophrenia in its early stages. Managing the symptoms successfully is the key to proper recovery of Early Onset Schizophrenia or Pediatric Schizophrenia or Childhood Onset Schizophrenia.

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Written, Edited or Reviewed By:

, MD, FFARCSI

Last Modified On: July 5, 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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