CAMS UA 101- Pediatric Psychosis Notes

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Department
Child/Adoles Mental Hlth Stds
Course
CAMS-UA 101
Professor
Jess Shatkin
Semester
Spring

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psychosis loss of contact with realityhallucination false perceptiondelusion false beliefillusion misinterpretation of a real phenomenon or occurrencecatatonia motor immobility and behavioral abnormality manifested by stupor can include extreme loss of motor skills and purposeless hyperactivityearly work with childhood schizophrenia confused it with autismincreased risk of psychosis but not schizophrenia among those with Aspergers or high functioning autismnormal transient hallucinations visual and tactile most common are benignhypnogogic and hyponopompicbefore 67 yearsearly signs abnormalities of gait posture and muscle tone neurologic soft signshallucinations thought disorder flattened affectchildren with schizophrenia show 3 characteristic communication deficitsloose associations illogical thinking impaired discourse skills1 in 10000 childrenrare before 13 yo incidence climbs during adolescencepeak onset 1530 years21 male to female in children1 of adults affected slightly less common i
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