The aim of the current study was to present a possible mechanism underpinning echopraxia in
schizophrenia. It is proposed that echopraxia occurs in schizophrenia when the mirror neuron system
provides a representation to the inferior frontal gyrus (IFG) a
As a consequence of its premorbid impairments, insidious onset, and relative treatment resistance, childhood-onset
schizophrenia (COS) presents clinicians with a number of diagnostic dilemmas and treatment challenges. COS
occurs in fewer than 1 in 10,000
Susan and Michael Schofield have no letup in their grueling day - 11-year-old Jani is
one of the youngest children ever to be treated for schizophrenia, and now her 6-yearold brother Bodhi, though not officially diagnosed with the same disorder, has viole
Echopraxia and echolalia are subsets of imitative behavior. They are essential developmental elements in
social learning. Their persistence or reemergence after a certain age, though, can be a sign of underlying
brain dysfunction. Although echophenomena h
Schizophrenia requires lifelong treatment, even when symptoms have subsided.
Treatment with medications and psychosocial therapy can help manage the condition.
During crisis periods or times of severe symptoms, hospitalization may be necessary to