10 Facts About Schizophrenia

#8. People with schizophrenia are no less smart

People with schizophrenia are no less smart

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Though there have been studies that have shown that people with this condition have trouble with their mental skills such as learning, attention or memory. But it does not mean they are nay less intelligent. Nobel Prize winner mathematician John Nash and Russian ballet dancer Vaslav Nijinsky have proved otherwise.

#9. Physical Health

Schizophrenia not only impacts a person’s mental health but also his/her physical health as well. The physical effects in addition to mental illness, lifestyle changes and side effects of anti-psychotic medication can lower a person’ life expectancy by up to 20 years.

#10. Treatment

Though hard to treat but not impossible to cure. T has been shown that with right medicine and therapy about 25% of people suffering from this condition can recover. Another 50% can see an improvement in their symptoms.

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