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Some statistics:


Onset by age:

  • Three-quarters of persons with schizophrenia develop the disease between 16 and 25 years of age.
  • Occurence after age 30 is uncommon.
  • Occurence after age 40 is rare.

Onset by sex:

  • In the 16-20 year old age group, schizophrenia affects more men than women.
  • In the 25-30 year old age group, the incidence is higher in women than in men.

Early warning signs:

  • Thought patterns become illogical.
  • The sense of body boundaries deteriorates.
  • The person experiences auditory hallucinations.
  • Emotions become grossly inappropriate or flattened.
  • The person feels that his/her thoughts are controlled by others, are not his own at all, or that he can control the thoughts of others.

 

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