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Evaluation of Psychotic Symptoms and Antipsychotic Side Effects
Evaluation of psychotic symptoms and antipsychotic side effects

The proper detection and diagnosis of psychotic symptomatology among children and adolescents can be challenging for clinicians. As noted previously, this is due to a variety of reasons. First, there are numerous symptoms of psychosis. These include hallucinations, delusions, thought disorder, inappropriate affect, and catatonia. Therefore, to ascertain appropriately whether or not a psychotic disorder is present or absent, all of these symptoms need to be carefully considered as part of the assessment process. In addition, even if a symptom of psychosis is present, the differential diagnosis of each symptom of psychosis is extensive. For this reason, it is often difficult to decide whether or not a symptom that could ...

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