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Is the age of onset for schizophrenia different in men and women?

Research shows that women develop symptoms of schizophrenia at a later age than men, with nearly 60 studies all over the world reporting that the age of onset in women is 3-6 years later than men. The onset of the disorder in men is usually in the late teens or early twenties, whereas it often appears most frequently in women in their twenties to the early thirties.

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