2002 suplement 3

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Volume 11, suplement 3

Review article

Stress in the first schizophrenia episode in adolescence

Irena Namysłowska1
1. Klinika Psychiatrii Dzieci i Młodzieży Instytutu Psychiatrii i Neurologii w Warszawie
Postępy Psychiatrii Neurologii, 2002, 11, suplement 3 (16), 35-41
Keywords: stress, schizophrenia, adolescence

Abstract

Sources of stress in the first schizophrenic episode in adolescence are discussed, in relation to the various systems in which the young person is functioning – such as the family system, school and peer group. Changes in the CNS occurring in adolescence are also discussed as a specific biological stressor typical of this phase of the life cycle.

Address for correspondence:
Prof. Irena Namysłowska, Klinika Psychiatrii Dzieci i Młodzieży Instytutu Psychiatrii i Neurologii, ul. Sobieskiego 9, 02-957 Warszawa