Review of Childhood Schizophrenia: "The concept that a child could have a serious or chronic mental illness has always been difficult for health and mental health professionals to accept or understand. With autistic children, it is not possible to deny the seriousness of the disorder. For other psychotic children, those who look normal and in many ways act normal, it may be difficult to see the child as psychotic or to accept the seriousness of the disorder. Cantor addresses these children. She reviews the literature--a literature that reflects this ambivalence--and then presents her clinical concepts and approaches to treatment for childhood schizophrenia, based on a review of other clinicians' work and on her clinical and research experiences. Perhaps the greatest value of her book is that Cantor forces us to think clearly about this serious and chronic childhood disorder." --Larry B. Silver, MD
Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC) has been found to be especially effective in improving outcomes for people after they experience their first episode of psychosis. Coordinated Specialty Care involves a team of providers who work with the individual using shared decision making to implement a multi-faceted program aimed at helping the individual to recover. CSC often includes a combination of case management, therapy, supported employment and education services, support and education for the family of the individual, and/or medication. The CSC team also works closely with the individual's primary care provider. Learn more about CSC through NIMH's Recovery After an Initial Schizophrenia Episode (RAISE) Project .