First Psychotic Episode in Adolescence: Diagnostic Considerations




Maria Garrido Campećo Moura

Journal of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychotherapy

August 30, 2014



The phenomenological characteristics of the psychotic process are illustrated by a case discussion of a 15-year-old adolescent boy who suffered from a first psychotic episode and was admitted to a children’s psychiatric hospital. The differential diagnostic questions raised important issues about the nature of psychopathology in a first episode of psychosis. It is extremely important to integrate biological, environmental, and psychological aspects in clinical evaluations in order to develop comprehensive psychiatric formulations.









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