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  • Schizophrenia affects one in one hundred people
  • Schizophrenia occurs all over the world.
  • Some patients with schizophrenia only ever suffer from one psychotic episode and some have many over the years.
  • Although very rare children of over five years old can develop schizophrenia.
  • The most common type of hallucination experienced by schizophrenia sufferers is auditory but patients can also have visual, tactile, gustatory (taste) and olfactory (smell) hallucinations.
  • Only one third of suffers have paranoid-type symptoms.
  • Approximately ten percent of schizophrenia sufferers will commit suicide.
  • Young male sufferers are more likely to commit suicide than females.
  • Signs and symptoms of schizophrenia usually first manifest in young adulthood and adolescence.
  • The rates of schizophrenia are similar in most countries.
  • Both sexes are at the same risk of developing the disorder.
  • Males usually develop the illness earlier in their life than women.
  • The majority of schizophrenia patients suffer throughout their lives whether it is ongoing or recurring.
  • Only approximately one in five recover from their schizophrenia completely.
 

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