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Schizophrenia: The Broken Mind
1/125 people worldwide have schizophrenia.
Age of onset is variable depending on gender.
Myth: schizophrenia is terminal and gets progressively worse.
This leads to about %50 of people with schizophrenia that end up relatively independent or completely cured. About %10 die (mostly from suicide). And about %35 who are institutionalized or require extensive networks.
Types of schizophrenia:
The cost of schizophrenia was estimated to be $62.7billion for the United States in 2002. That's $22,279 per person with schizophrenia that year.
Schizophrenia lowers life expectancy by 10-15 years due to:
Schizophrenia has been described as "the most alienating disease in the world." And for every city of 3,000,000, 21,000 people suffer from schizophrenia. Reach out, support research, and remember, we aren't talking about schizophrenics; we're talking about people with schizophrenia.