Journal of Adult Development

, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 75–84 | Cite as

Schizophrenia and the Developmental Moratorium

  • Jay B. Sisun
  • Glen A. Eskedal


Jay B. Sisun is a Clinical Research Assistant at Taunton State Hospital. Glen A. Eskedal is the Chair and Professor of Education and Human Services at Suffolk University. Of challenge to developmental psychologists and mental health practitioners is the management of positive and negative symptoms associated with schizophrenia and their effects on mastering psychosocial developmental tasks. The intent of this article is to provide specific information pertinent to understanding this disorder, to understand the age-appropriate struggle for individuation, and to offer recommendations for effective treatment.

Key Words

schizophrenia adult development psychosocial development treatment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Taunton State HospitalTaunton
  2. 2.Suffolk UniversityBoston
  3. 3.Department of Education and Human ServicesSuffolk UniversityBoston

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