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How common is residual schizophrenia?

Douglas E. Severance, MD
Family Medicine
Residual schizophrenia is not one of the more common types of schizophrenia. It is less common than paranoid schizophrenia and undifferentiated schizophrenia, the category where most cases fall when not defined as paranoid. Residual schizophrenia is considered a mild form of the illness because it usually does not disrupt your daily life the way other types might. Recovery is possible with medication. Talk to your doctor about treatment options for residual schizophrenia.

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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