What is Childhood Schizophrenia?

Childhood schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder and its uncommon in which children assume reality differently. There is a wide range of problems with thinking, emotions, behavior in schizophrenia. It results in a combination of hallucinations, illusions, delusions and disordered thinking and behavior that affects a child’s ability to function normal activities. 

Schizophrenia is the same in both adults and childhood, and it can occur early in life and can greatly impact the behaviour and development of a child. There are many special challenges in early age schizophrenia in diagnosis, treatment, education., and social development.

Schizophrenia problems require lifelong treatment. If we can identify and start the treatment for childhood schizophrenia as early as possible then, can improve the child’s long term outcome.

1 out of every 40000 children suffers from childhood schizophrenia. This is a serious illness and needs timely treatment.

It’s very important to identify the mental problems in child and to provide the treatment on time.

If you want childhood schizophrenia treatment in Jaipur then you should visit the best psychiatrist of Jaipur, Doctor Sanjay Jain. He is an experienced and highly qualified psychiatrist providing treatment for various psychiatric problems to children. He is very passionate bout his work and he has been supporting children and kids to overcome their mental stresses so that they can live a happy and stress-free life.

Symptoms

The symptoms of schizophrenia in children are the same as those in adults, but they can have different indications.

The symptoms are:

  • Delusions
  • Psychosis
  • Auditory hallucinations, in which a child hears voices which are not real
  • Dealy in the overall development of a child
  • Difficulties in understand the language
  • difficulty in
  • Hard to do school work and social relationships
  • When a child has trouble in expressing his emotions, also known as “flat affect”

If you any of these symptoms in your child then visit a psychiatrist for the counselling and treatment. Dr Sanjay Jain provides the best treatment for schizophrenia in children.

According to Dr.Sanjay Jain “Proper counselling and fewer medicines can cure mental illness in children in the best way”.

How does it feel to a child:

The child with schizophrenia may feel afraid. Because of the hallucinations or illusions can be threatening.

The child may have trouble while paying attention, they become may irritable or they have difficulty in sleeping. Some of these changes in the child can bring rebellious behaviour.

Understanding the feeling of the child or what the child is experiencing will help the parents to help the child on time and get them timely treatment.

When to visit Dr Sanjay Jain

It is difficult to understand if your child is suffering from schizophrenia. The child’s teacher and other school staff should be aware of the changes in the behaviour of child.

Visit a Dr Sanjay Jain if you see these in your child:

  • If your child no longer want to be included in social activities
  • Academic performance is going down
  • Have stooped doing daily tasks like bathing, dressing
  • If the child has strange ideas and fears
  • Changes in the behaviour
  • Lack of emotions

Treatment

Lifelong treatment is required in children with schizophrenia, even if the symptoms go away. The most challenging thing for children with schizophrenia is treatment.

The main options of treatment are:

  • Medications
  • Psychotherapy
  • Life skills training
  • Hospitalization

❖   Medications

The antipsychotics which are used for treatment for adults are also used for the treatment of children with schizophrenia. Antipsychotic drugs are very effective in managing symptoms such as hallucinations, loss of motivation, delusions, and lack of emotion.

❖   Psychotherapy

Sometimes psychotherapy also called talk therapy can help in managing the symptoms and help the child in coping with the disorder. Psychotherapies are:

  • Individual therapy
  • Family therapy

❖   Life skills training

Life skills plans can help your child recovering from the symptoms. Skills training are:

  • Social and academic skills training
  • Vocational rehabilitation and supported employment

❖   Hospitalization

If the symptoms of the child are serious then hospitalization may be needed. This will make sure the safety of child. Sometimes hospitalization is the safest way to get symptoms under control quickly.

Dr Sanjay Jain is a specialist in treating schizophrenia in children. He uses all kinds of treatment options. He mainly uses the therapies and few medicines for the treatment and if the symptoms are severe then he uses high doses of medications and some times hospitalizes the child if needed.

Cost of the treatment:

Dr Sanjay Jain provides a budget-friendly treatment that are carefully designed, keeping in mind the requirements of the patients.  

For more information about the cost and treatment, you can visit our clinic: Jain neuropsychiatric clinic

Consultation fee: Rs.300

Why choose Dr Sanjay Jain

  • Provides the best treatment at a reasonable fee
  • Highly Qualified psychiatrist
  • Provides proper hospitality and treatments to the patients
  • Provides treatment for every age group
  • Experience of 14 years

Preventions

Identifying the symptoms on the early-stage and timely treatment of childhood schizophrenia can control the symptoms before they become serious. Early treatment can also help in limiting the psychotic episodes.

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