4 things everyone should know about schizophrenia
1) WHAT IS SCHIZOPHRENIA?
Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that influences a person’s ability to think, act, and make decisions. It affects about 0.25 percent to 0.64 percent of US adults. Schizophrenia is characterized by negative thoughts and emotions, hallucinations, and delusions.
It can be a long term medical disease, but it can be cured with an early diagnosis of symptoms, effective treatment, and even participating in clinical trials for schizophrenia.
Schizophrenia is more likely to develop in the late teens and the mid-thirties. People over 45 years of age rarely get schizophrenia. It affects more than 21 million people worldwide.