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Children and adolescents diagnosed with 22q11DS have higher rates of pshychopathology than the general population. Many children with 22q11DS are often no more likely to receive either pharmacological or non-pharmacological mental health care than those without a given psychiatric diagnosis. Though psychopathology is fairly common in this population, many children with 22q11DS may not receive the necessary psychiatric care.
Since these children face an extraordinary high risk of psychosis in late adolescence/adulthood, treatment of childhood psychopathology could be crucial in mitigating the risk/consequences of major psychiatric illnesses in later life.
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22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome (22q11DS) is a genetic disorder caused by a small deleted section of the 22nd chromosome. This missing section of chromosome 22 can have a significant effect on every system within the human body. Children manifest 22q11DS in multiple facets that are unique to him or her. Every child with 22q11DS presents with a unique set of 180+ potential symptoms, to include; heart defects, immune system problems, kidney problems, learning challenges, and psychiatric illness, just to name a few.
Children and adolescents diagnosed with 22q11DS have higher rates of psychopathology than the general pediatric population. Since these children face an extraordinary high risk of psychosis in late adolescence/adulthood, psychological treatment is crucial in mitigating the risks and consequences of major psychiatric illnesses in later life.