Psychotherapeutical Help in Adolescence

  • Henrik Pelling

Abstract

The attempts to create treatments for autism and schizophrenia on the basis of causality have shown great similarities. This does not, however, mean that autism and schizophrenia have the same causes. Different hereditary patterns and development of symptoms and the fact that the effect of neuroleptic drugs on schizophrenia has no equivalent effect on autism, indicate that there is no such relationship. There is, however, some overlapping of symptoms between autism and childhood schizophrenia; early language abnormalities, lack of social responsiveness, mood lability and abnormalities in sensory, motor and cognitive functioning (Watkin el., 1988). Autism and schizophrenia include many different etiologies of neurological injuries. Continued research into the neuropathophysiological background will eventually give us the explanation of these similarities and differences.

Keywords

Autistic Child Disable Child Express Emotion Autistic Individual Mood Lability 
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