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Childhood Onset Schizophrenia: A Life Interrupted

Aquarius Health Care Media
26 minutes each. DVD $145 each.

From the Keeping Kids Healthy series, these DVDs offer intimate views into the lives of young people who are coping with schizophrenia, a severe mental illness that appears before adulthood.

Rare childhood onset schizophrenia (COS) strikes children younger than 13. By fourth grade, says Parker’s mother in the Childhood Onset program, Parker seemed to have “76 TV stations in his head and he didn’t have control of the clicker.” Although he is stabilized by medication and therapy, Parker reports that life is “sometimes a bummer.”

When schizophrenia begins from the mid-teens to early 20s, it has a better prognosis. In the Adolescent Onset program, 22-year-old Jasper’s “pretty creepy” hallucinations recede to infrequent whispers, as long as he takes his medication.

These involving portraits will enlighten anyone who encounters a schizophrenic person. (888) 440-2963, http://www.aquariusproductions.com.

 

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