Spot signs of psychosis and schizophrenia early, says NICE

The signs of psychosis and schizophrenia in children and young people need identifying early to make sure they receive the treatment and care they need to live with the condition, says NICE.

In the first clinical guideline to focus specifically on the condition in children and young people up to the age of 18, NICE has recommended GPs immediately refer patients who present with psychotic symptoms, or other experiences suggestive of possible psychosis, to a specialist mental health services.

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