Positive psychotic symptoms in childhood and adolescence

Schultze-Lutter, Frauke; Kindler, Jochen; Ambarini, Tri Kurniati; Michel, Chantal (2022). Positive psychotic symptoms in childhood and adolescence. Current opinion in psychology, 45, p. 101287. Elsevier 10.1016/j.copsyc.2021.11.007

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Based on the assumption of a universal neurodevelopmental model of psychosis, especially of the schizophrenia spectrum, the diagnosis (and treatment) of psychosis in minors commonly follows those in adults. Yet, as our review demonstrates, recent years have seen an emergence of studies of minors indicating that developmental aspects may play a crucial role in the prevalence and appraisal of diagnostically relevant positive psychotic symptoms in their full-blown and subthreshold forms, including neurobiogenetic and other risk factors, such as migration. Thus, caution is advised to not overpathologize potentially transient and clinically irrelevant occurrence of (subthreshold) positive psychotic symptoms in the diagnosis and treatment of psychotic disorders and their clinical high-risk states in minors. More studies on developmental aspects are urgently needed.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Review Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > University Psychiatric Services > University Hospital of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Psychiatric Services > University Hospital of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy > Research Division

UniBE Contributor:

Schultze-Lutter, Frauke; Kindler, Jochen and Michel, Chantal

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

2352-250X

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Chantal Michel

Date Deposited:

28 Dec 2021 14:26

Last Modified:

11 Jan 2022 00:13

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.copsyc.2021.11.007

BORIS DOI:

10.48350/161950

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/161950

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