Vestibular Dysfunction in Childhood Schizophrenia: Influence Statistics

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Concepts for which they have has direct influence: Childhood schizophrenia , Vestibular dysfunction , Schizophrenic children , Childhood schizophrenics , Spontaneous whirling , Schizophrenia childhood , Childhood vestibular .

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Vestibular Dysfunction in Childhood Schizophrenia


. Studies by various workers over the last several decades have established the existence of many physiological changes in adult schizophrenia.1-4 It has not been demonstrated that these changes are primary, however, or that they are of prognostic value.In this study we have investigated vestibular functioning in schizophrenic children. This area was chosen for several reasons.First, hyporeactivity and paradoxical vestibular reactions were reported in adult schizophrenics by Angyal.5 In commenting on that study, Paul Schilder seemed convinced that organic changes in vestibular functioning were present in some adult schizophrenics.6Second, there is a good deal of presumptive evidence that childhood schizophrenics have some problem in the area of vestibular functioning. Loretta Bender7 has demonstrated space, time, and motion preoccupation in some schizophrenic children. A more recent study8 has confirmed this. The importance of spontaneous whirling and toe