Treatment of Schizophrenic Children and Adolescents

  • David R. Parker


From Kraepelin’s early theories of schizophrenia to the more recent stress diathesis explanations (Carpenter & Keith, 1986; Zubin & Spring, 1977), there has been a marked shift in the nature of the relationship between theory and treatment of schizophrenia in children and adolescents. As a result of their theoretical assumptions, psychoanalytically oriented treatments generally encouraged isolation of a child or adolescent from his or her family in order to reduce and counteract parental influence. Gradually, treatment approaches have become more empirically based and now stress reeducation of parents to strengthen the continuity between treatment facility and home (Goldstein, 1984).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • David R. Parker
    • 1
  1. 1.The Group for Neuroscience Research and Education, Inc.Winter ParkUSA

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