But this myth impacts the lack of knowledge that many people have about the illness. In fact, schizophrenia is a much more complex mental disease. Schizophrenia is one of the most common psychotic illnesses. It affects almost 1 % of the global population.
Why does an individual become schizophrenic?
Schizophrenia is a chronic mental disease, it usually appears during youth or young adulthood and affects how the individual thinks, feels and behaves. The predisposition is heritable, but schizophrenia itself is not. For a long time, scientists thought that schizophrenia runs in families. However, many people have schizophrenia without having a family member diagnosed with schizophrenia or are healthy despite a number of schizophrenic relatives. It is also known that different genes may…