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Teenagers and young adults are most likely to get schizophrenia. Women with schizophrenia are more likely to have less severe schizophrenia and have paranoid schizophrenia, as well as developing schizophrenia at an average age of 25; men have a more severe course, with higher rates of disorganized and catatonic schizophrenia as well as developing schizophrenia at the average age of 18.

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What gender is more likely to have schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia occurs equally in males and females.

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What age can you get diagnosed with schizophrenia?

You can be diagnosed with schizophrenia at any age, although an age below 13 is termed "juvenile-onset schizophrenia" and an age above 45 is termed "adult-onset schizophrenia". The average age of onset for men is 18 and the average age of onset for women is 25.

What gender mostly gets schizophrenia?

The genders get schizophrenia at about the same rates. However, men have a more severe course and an earlier onset than do women.

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Did jack kerouac have schizophrenia?

No. He was misdiagnosed with schizophrenia at the age of 20 by a Navy doctor who discharged him as unsuitable for military service. He lacked key symptoms such as hearing voices. He went on to live a life that does not indicate schizophrenia. He died at the age of 47 from complications of alcoholism.

What age do hallucinations begin in schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia is an adult onset disorder, and symptoms usually appear after a particularly stressful period of time.

What are the signs of schizophrenia?

Early schizophrenia signs will vary from person to person, with age playing a major role. There is no proven link between early schizophrenia signs and diet. A good website dedicated to schizophrenia will often have a medical professional who can advise on the early schizophrenia signs and discuss diet issues.

Can kids be born with schizophrenia?

Population statistics on the heredity of schizophrenia estimate that a child with one diagnosed parent has about a 10% genetic risk of developing the disease themselves (this is compared to a 1% risk in the general population). The risk goes up significantly if both parents (60%), a grandparent, or other close relatives also have schizophrenia.

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