Symptom dimensions in the course of childhood-onset schizophrenia

  title={Symptom dimensions in the course of childhood-onset schizophrenia},
  author={Detlef Bunk and Christian Eggers and Marion Klapal},
  journal={European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry},
The symptom dimensions of childhood-onset schizophrenia (COS) are described by focussing on the clinical features of 44 patients at onset of illness during the first episode and at follow-up investigation 42 years after onset. All subjects were re-diagnosed according to DSM IV. The symptomatology was evaluated with the Positive and Negative Symptom Scale (PANSS) at onset and at follow-up. Two principal component factor analyses with varimax-rotation were applied to the complete items set of the… CONTINUE READING


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