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Childhood Schizophrenia

Childhood Schizophrenia

It is defined as a severe mental disorder due to which patients interpret reality abnormally. It involves a wide variety of problems which included emotions, thinking, or behavior. It impairs the child’s ability to perform normal routine work effectively.

Symptoms 

Signs and symptoms of schizophrenia included a wide variety of range which involve delusions, hallucinations, and inability to perform normal functions.following are the general symptoms of schizophrenia:

  • Language problems
  • Unusual crawling
  • Late walking
  • Abnormal motor activities
  • Lack of motivation
  • Trouble sleeping
Causes

There is no exact cause of schizophrenia but there are many theories according to which environmental, brain biochemistry, and genetic factors play their role in the development of schizophrenia. Issues with brain neurotransmitters like glutamate and dopamine may contribute to schizophrenia.

Complications

Complications of schizophrenia include:

  • Depression
  • Self-mutilation
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Abusive behavior
  • Social isolation
  • Health problems
Prevention

Schizophrenia is not a preventable disease but early and right treatment will help your child to reduce the sign and symptoms and improve the quality of life.

Diagnosis

Diagnosis procedure involves the following methods:

  • Tests and screening
  • Physical exam
  • Psychological evaluation
Treatment

Treatment schizophrenia involves long term treatment even symptoms are going away. treatment options include:

  • Medications
  • Life skills training
  • Psychotherapy
  • Hospitalization
Lifestyle and Home Remedies
  • Spend time with your loved ones
  • Focus on your goals
  • Eat healthy food
  • Take a proper amount of sleep
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