Childhood Onset Psychosis: A Case Report

Authors

  • A Jha Child Guidance Clinic, Kanti Children’s Hospital, Kathmandu
  • A Kunwar Child Guidance Clinic, Kanti Children’s Hospital, Kathmandu
  • G Dhonju Child Guidance Clinic, Kanti Children’s Hospital, Kathmandu

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jpan.v9i1.31342

Keywords:

Childhood Psychosis

Abstract

 Childhood psychosis is an extremely rare condition. We describe the case of 6.5 yr old male child who presented with symptoms suggestive of psychosis and later responded well to antipsychotic clozapine. This case study reveals that the identification of very early onset psychosis is challenging and treatment is crucial for prevention of long-term disability.

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Author Biographies

A Jha, Child Guidance Clinic, Kanti Children’s Hospital, Kathmandu

Psychiatrist

A Kunwar, Child Guidance Clinic, Kanti Children’s Hospital, Kathmandu

Child and Adolescent psychiatrist

G Dhonju, Child Guidance Clinic, Kanti Children’s Hospital, Kathmandu

Child and Adolescent psychiatrist

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Published

2020-09-20

How to Cite

Jha, A., Kunwar, A., & Dhonju, G. (2020). Childhood Onset Psychosis: A Case Report. Journal of Psychiatrists’ Association of Nepal, 9(1), 64–65. https://doi.org/10.3126/jpan.v9i1.31342

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