Mental Health Awareness Month: Schizophrenia.

Mental Health Awareness! Good info!

The science of Stefania

Schizophrenia is a serious disorder which affects how a person thinks, feels and acts. Someone with schizophrenia may have difficulty distinguishing between what is real and what is imaginary; may beunresponsive or withdrawn; and may have difficulty expressing normal emotions in social situations. Schizophrenia is a devastating disorder for most people who are afflicted, and very costly for families and society.

“The overall U.S. 2002 cost of schizophrenia was estimated to be $62.7 billion, with $22.7 billion excess direct health care cost ($7.0 billion outpatient, $5.0 billion drugs, $2.8 billion inpatient, $8.0 billion long-term care). (source: Analysis Group, Inc.).

“Schizophrenia is a disease that typically begins in early adulthood. It starts between the ages of 15 and 25. Men tend to get develop schizophrenia earlier than women and most males become ill between 16 and 25 years old. Most females develop symptoms several years later, and the incidence in…

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