Schizophrenia is a mental illness that causes different psychological symptoms, including hallucinations, delusions, thought disorders, and changes in a person’s behaviour. It is most often diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 35, and is equally common in men and women.
Statistics show that in Europe alone:
· 5 million people suffer from schizophrenia
· The total annual cost is around 94 billion Euros
· The direct healthcare cost is approximately 29 billion Euros per year
However, schizophrenia can be treated successfully, if diagnosed at an early stage.