Appleton & Lange Review of Pediatrics (Appleton & Lange by Sara Viessman

By Sara Viessman

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19. Content Control Frequency Familiarity Source Understandibility Duration Syntonicity Communication Sensorium disturbance Nonverbal behavior Afective display Unusual experiences Conviction Response to previous treatments Association of psychosis with abuse of illegal substances Association of psychosis with physical and/or sexual abuse Association of psychosis with complex partial seizures Psychotic symptoms are suggested during the clinical evaluation but are denied by the child Content he nature and subject matter of the hallucinations should be assessed.

5–15%) of VEOS/EOS patients obtain a full recovery in long-term follow-up (more than 5 years). he recovery rates for children with afective psychosis are probably better, around 20 to 25%; the rates for recovery from Psychosis NOS are around 30 to 40%. CHAPTER 2 Psychiatric Assessment his chapter deals with the psychiatric examination of psychotic symptoms in children, preadolescents, and adolescents. Because of the strong association of psychosis with afective disorders, assessment of mood will be covered in a separate chapter.

NATURE AND EVALUATION OF NEGATIVE SYMPTOMS Nasrallah and Smeltzer (2002) list the most common and clinically relevant negative symptoms: afective lattening or blunting; alogia (poverty of speech, poverty of content of speech, blocking, prolonged response latency); anhedonia (inability to experience joy or pleasure); asociality (lack of social relatedness, no interest in relating to people); avolition (apathy, lack of spontaneity, lack of initiative); and inattentiveness (p. 57). Odd and hebephrenic behaviors may also be considered as negative symptoms.

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