Schizophrenia is a complex disorder influenced by several factors and characterised by a significant degree of variability in terms of both its causes and clinical presentation. It produces alterations in thought processes, perceptions, emotions and behaviour, and follows a progressive tendency.
Schizophrenia explained in first person
Professionals explain how you live with the disease
Schizophrenia is a common illness that affects 1% of the population. Which means that, in Spain, there are around 450,000 - 500,000 individuals that suffer from the illness. Its onset usually occurs in adolescence, so it is a disease of young people.