M Wudarsky

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OBJECTIVE As both premorbid neurodevelopmental impairments and familial risk factors for schizophrenia are prominent in childhood-onset cases (with onset of psychosis by age 12), their relationship was examined. METHOD Premorbid language, motor, and social impairments were assessed in a cohort of 49 patients with childhood-onset schizophrenia. Familial(More)
OBJECTIVES Deletion of chromosome 22q11 (velocardiofacial syndrome) is associated with early neurodevelopmental abnormalities and with schizophrenia in adults. The rate of 22q11 deletions was examined in a series of patients with childhood-onset schizophrenia (COS), in whom early premorbid developmental and cognitive impairments are more pronounced than in(More)
As part of systematic treatment trials of haloperidol, clozapine, and olanzapine with a total of 35 children and adolescents with early onset psychosis, prolactin was measured at baseline and week 6 of treatment. The National Institute of Mental Health patients--13 females, 22 males (mean age, 14.1+/-2.3 years; range, 9.1-19 years) with childhood onset(More)
Patients with childhood-onset obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) with symptom exacerbations following streptococcal infections benefit from treatment with plasma exchange. In this study, 5 patients with treatment-refractory OCD without a history of streptococcus-related exacerbations underwent an open 2-week course of therapeutic plasma exchange.(More)
Although psychotic phenomena in children with disruptive behavior disorders are more common than expected, their prognostic significance is unknown. To examine the outcome of pediatric patients with atypical psychoses, a group of 26 patients with transient psychotic symptoms were evaluated with clinical and structured interviews at the time of initial(More)
OBJECTIVE The authors systematically examined a sample of patients who were referred to an ongoing National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) study of childhood-onset schizophrenia (COS), but who received diagnoses of mood disorders at the NIMH, to analyze the reliability of these research-setting diagnoses and to characterize the patients clinically. Pilot(More)
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