Instructions: During a hospital diagnostic consultation confirming the diagnosis

Instructions: During a hospital diagnostic consultation confirming the diagnosis of schizophrenia for a 17 YEAR OLD adolescent, one of the parents asks the clinical team (doctor, psychologist) the following question: “I read on the internet that schizophrenia is a neurodevelopmental disorder. Could you explain to me what that means? ” How would you respond to this parent? Please note, your answer must be precise in substance and UNDERSTANDABLE in form for a non-mental health professional and not stigmatizing for a parent. (500 words max). You will then specify that treatment by cognitive remediation is considered, by explaining to the parent what this treatment is and by detailing and justifying the targeted cognitive domains. Please note, your answer must be precise in substance and understandable in form for a non-mental health professional and not stigmatizing for a parent. (500 words max). I uploaded a few articles that can help (schizophrenia as a disorder of neurodevelopment, different cognitive remediation programs) No citation is necessary

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