How it affects society
What is Schizophrenia?
Effects of Schizophrenia
Many people with schizophrenia have difficulty holding a job or caring for themselves, so they rely on others for help.
What causes Schizophrenia?
Who is at risk?
About 1% of Americans have this illness.
Schizophrenia affects men and women equally. It occurs at similar rates in all ethnic groups around the world. Symptoms such as hallucinations and delusions usually start between ages 16 and 30. Men tend to experience symptoms a little earlier than women. Most of the time, people do not get schizophrenia after age 45. Schizophrenia rarely occurs in children, but awareness of childhood-onset schizophrenia is increasing.
- Thought and movement disorders