Current Psychiatry Reports

, Volume 14, Issue 2, pp 101–110

Evaluation and Treatment of Children and Adolescents With Psychotic Symptoms

  • Sibel Algon
  • James Yi
  • Monica E. Calkins
  • Christian Kohler
  • Karin E. Borgmann-Winter
CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DISORDERS (TD BENTON, SECTION EDITOR)

DOI: 10.1007/s11920-012-0258-y

Cite this article as:
Algon, S., Yi, J., Calkins, M.E. et al. Curr Psychiatry Rep (2012) 14: 101. doi:10.1007/s11920-012-0258-y

Abstract

In recent years, there have been increasing efforts to develop early detection and prevention strategies for patients at risk of the development of psychotic disorders. These efforts have led to improved recognition and characterization of psychotic symptoms in youth. This review focuses on the evaluation of children and adolescents with psychotic symptoms who are experiencing functional impairment but who do not meet current criteria for schizophrenia. For this article, emphasis is placed on the evaluation of symptoms, differential diagnosis, and consideration of potential interventions.

Keywords

Ultra high risk (UHR) Prodrome At-risk Psychosis Psychotic symptoms Children Adolescents Schizophrenia Youth 

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sibel Algon
    • 2
  • James Yi
    • 2
  • Monica E. Calkins
    • 3
  • Christian Kohler
    • 3
  • Karin E. Borgmann-Winter
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Neurobiology and Behavior, Department of PsychiatryUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Children’s Hospital of PhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.Neuropsychiatry Section Schizophrenia Research CenterUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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