Who Has It?
About 1% of Americans have this illness.
Schizophrenia affects men and women equally. it usually starts 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.
Drugs That Help with Schizophrenia
- Risperidone (Risperdal)
- Olanzapine (Zyprexa)
- Quetiapine (Seroquel)
- Ziprasidone (Geodon)
- Aripiprazole (Abilify)
- Paliperidone (Invega).
Negative symptoms are associated with disruptions to normal emotions and behaviors
-"Flat affect" (a person's face does not move or he or she talks in a dull or monotonous voice)
Positive symptoms are psychotic behaviors not seen in healthy people.
- Thought disorders
- Movement disorders