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Psychotic disorders can be misunderstood or misdiagnosed by clinicians that deal with children, including clinical social workers, counsellors, child psychiatrists, and child psychologists. Many times it is difficult for a mental health professional to determine whether the problematic behaviours exhibited are the result of an altered normal developmental process or the result of a serious mental disorder. This book provides professionals and students with the specific information needed to better assess the exact nature of what is affecting the young patient.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780761922377
ISBN-10: 0761922377
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Pages: 200
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 24-Nov-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Robert L. Findling

Received his Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of Southern California. Upon graduation, he moved across town to UCLA Medical School where he received his MD, as well as his psychiatric residency training. Following an interest in academic psychiatry, Dr. Schulz became a clinical associate at the National Institute of Mental Health where he worked in the Neuropsychopharmacology Section at the Clinical Center. During his clinical associateship, he became interested in clinical trials for patients with schizophrenia, as well as research in family issues. In 1980, Dr. Schulz moved to the Medical College of Virginia where he started the Schizophrenia Program. His research interests focused on neuropsychiatric studies of teenagers suffering from schizophrenia, including CT research. In 1983, he became Medical Director of the Schizophrenia Module at University of Pittsburgh where his research focused on treatment refractory schizophrenia. In 1986, he moved to the NIMH extramural program where he contributed to the National Plan on Schizophrenia Research. Along with Dr. Carol Tamminga, he started the biennial International Congress on Schizophrenia Research. Dr. Schulz was Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals of Cleveland from 1989-1999. His research interests were MRI imaging in adolescents with schizophrenia and bipolar illness. He also has been active in clinical trails with antipsychotic medications.