Frequent school change is bad for your child

Adolescents who have previously gone through more than one school change are more likely to show psychotic symptoms, according to a study.

Such early symptoms are associated with an increased risk of developing mental illness and a higher risk of suicide, according to a study by Warwick Medical School in England. Longitudinal data included children in the south west of England who were asked at age 12 whether they had experienced psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations or malaise in the last six months.

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Those who changed their school more than three times were at least 60 percent more likely to show a psychotic symptom. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry cнmы according to the results.
"Students are overwhelmed by school change," said Swaran Singh, who led the research. "Based on our examination, the procedure itself increases the risk of the occurrence of psychotic symptoms, regardless of any other factor.
Changing school often leads to a lack of confidence or a "feeling of victory" - the authors suggest. Sensing isolation can also be a trigger for brain changes that increase the risk of psychotic symptoms in depressed youth.
"It is clear that the consequences of changing school have to be taken into account when examining children with psychotic symptoms. The effect can be severe and long-term," the co-author explained. Cath Winsper. Although the study revealed a correlation between frequent school changes and increased risk of psychosis, there was no evidence of a causal relationship.

Frequent schooling is bad