Advertisement

How common is undifferentiated schizophrenia?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

In general, 1% 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. If the top ten causes of disability were ranked, schizophrenia would be number nine across the world.

Continue Learning about Schizophrenia

How Schizophrenia Impacts a Person's Physical Health
How Schizophrenia Impacts a Person's Physical Health
Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness that can cause hallucinations, delusions, and abrupt changes in someone’s demeanor. It can be a challenging ...
Read More
Father's Age Linked to Mental Illness Risk in Children
Father's Age Linked to Mental Illness Risk in Children
When it comes to family planning, it’s usually women that hear the cacophony of their biological clocks. But maybe potential dads-to-be should pay att...
Read More
Is There a Connection Between Schizophrenia and Depression?
Is There a Connection Between Schizophrenia and Depression?
What Is Schizophrenia?
What Is Schizophrenia?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.