Childhood psychoses and their borderlands

P. Kay and I. Kolvin

British Medical Bulletin 1987; 43(3):570-586

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P. Kay and I. Kolvin, "Childhood psychoses and their borderlands", British Medical Bulletin, Volume 43, No. 3, pp. 570-586, (© Oxford University Press, 1987).


In this chapter we have reviewed evidence concerning the origins of the childhood psychoses. We have also re-examined evidence for the distinction between autism and schizophrenia in childhood and have looked at the place of Asperger's syndrome and borderline states within the classificatory system. In the latter two conditions, we have explored possible links with psychotic disorders of childhood.

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