10 Myths About Schizophrenia
MYTH 1: SCHIZOPHRENIA IS RARE
FACT: Quick answer: schizophrenia is not a rare condition. In fact, about 3.5 million people in the United States have schizophrenia – roughly 1.1% of the population according to the National Institute of Mental Health. In fact, the total number of Americans with schizophrenia could replace every resident in Detroit, Miami, New Orleans, and San Francisco. It exists in all races and communities, affecting people from all walks of life + social backgrounds.