How common is residual schizophrenia?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

In general, 1 percent of people across the world have schizophrenia. Anyone can develop this condition, but it happens equally in both men and women. While children can develop schizophrenia, this is rare; the average age to develop schizophrenia for men is 18 and, for women, 25. It is also uncommon to develop schizophrenia in middle to older age.

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