Outcome and prognosis of early childhood psychoses

Israel Kolvin

Handbook of Psychiatry 1983; 3:209-211

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Israel Kolvin, "Outcome and prognosis of early childhood psychoses", pp., 209-211, in J.K. Wing, Lorna Wing (eds.),. Handbook of Psychiatry, Vol 3: Pyschoses of Uncertain Aetiology, (Cambridge University Press, 1983),


Most work on prognosis has been carried out on children with typical or fairly typical early childhood autism. However, such evidence as is available suggests that the findings apply to the wider group of all children with psychosis of early onset.

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