Data That Will Be Discussed
. Shcizophrenia myths: Discuss that symptoms of schizophrenia are much more vast than just the usual “you see and hear things that are not there”. Also debunk the myth that schizophrenics are dangerous to the general public and have a burning desire to act violently/kill
. Age range for males and females in which Schizophrenia is most likely to start: Appears in males around the age of 18-30 and in females from around age 23-35
. Percentage of population that is diagnosed with Schizophrenia: 1 percent of the world population, 1.2% of Americans (3.2 million),1.5 million people will be diagnosed around the world this year which means that 100,000 will be diagnosed in the US
. Suicide rate of those diagnosed with Schizophrenia: 10.1% of schizophrenics commit suicide at some point in their life. The rate for adults with schizophrenia is 6.8%/year (around 1000/year)
. Briefly discuss some famous people who have schizophrenia at the end: John Nash, mathmetician responsible for Governing Dynamics AKA the Nash Equalibrium. Peter Green, guitarist for Fleetwood Mac. Eduard Einstein, Albert Einstein’s son.