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Schizophrenia and Psychotic Disorders

With psychiatrist Dr. Laura Cretu, Dr. Hervé Walti, a pediatrician at the Institut Jérôme Lejeune, talks about schizophrenia and psychotic disorders in people with Down’s syndrome in this video and accompanying fact sheet.

Discover the entire “Psychiatric Manifestations” chapter by clicking on “Chapter outline” to the right of the image at the top of the page.

Discover below the presentation associated with this video.

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