The earlier in life schizophrenia manifests itself, the poorer the long-term progsis, and although it is very difficult to diagse in the young, early treatment is w thought to improve outcome. Recent research also suggests that early onset schizophrenia has developmental precursors, making it difficult to distinguish from a number of other developmental disorders. In this timely book, an international team of psychiatrists, psychotherapists and psychologists give an up-to-date review of the latest findings in the diagsis and treatment of schizophrenia in children and adolescents to give a comprehensive account of the current state of kwledge and the therapeutic options available to clinicians. They examine the disorder from developmental and clinical perspectives, with a focus on diagsis, etiology, therapy and rehabilitation. This book is essential reading for all mental health professionals who treat young people with schizophrenia.