Schizophrenia is not a terribly common disease but it can be a serious and chronic one.
Worldwide about 1 percent of the population is diagnosed with schizophrenia, and approximately 1.2% of Americans (3.2 million) have the disorder.
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Keep in mind, however, that the actual break with reality may occur prior to the time that people around the psychotic person have noticed that something is seriously wrong.
The schizophrenic symptom-rich period following the psychotic break is sometimes called the 'active-phase' or, alternatively a period of 'florid' psychosis.
When schizophrenia does occur, it often becomes a chronic condition that continues throughout the remainder of life with varying degrees of intensity. In 2011, as he was walking home from a convenience store, a man hit him over the head and knocked him out. In the midst of his struggle with his attacker, he shot and killed the man.Ky waited over a year in jail to meet with a public defender, who thenonly met with him twice.Directed and produced by Dean Spade and Hope Dector. A 2011 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) survey indicates that more than 47 percent of all high school students say they have had sex, and 15 percent of high school students have had sex with four or more partners during their lifetime.