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How common is schizophrenia?

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Dr. Andrew Ho
Psychiatry 30 years experience
About 1%: Of general population, but may be higher or lower in certain groups. About 9% in siblings and 50% for monozygotic twins of people with schizophrenia.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
One Percent: One percent or one out of 100 people have schizophrenia.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What are the common symptoms of schizophrenia?

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Dr. Kevin Passer
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Psychosis: Schizophrenia is a brain disease affecting one percent of the population. It is characterized by hallucinations and/or delusions, which are fixed, false beliefs. Paranoid schizophrenia is the most common type and is when a person believes that others are out to get them, even people they do not know. There are good available treatments for schizophrenia and a psychiatrist should be seen.
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A 23-year-old male asked about a 37-year-old female:

What is the schizophrenia ?

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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Schitophrenia: Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that makes it hard to: Tell the difference between what is real and not real; Think clearly; Have normal emotional responses; Act normally in social situations.

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