Approximately 1 out of 100 people in the world suffer from schizophrenia in their lifetime. An estimation of 24 million people in the world is troubled greatly with schizophrenia, 2.5 million people in the United States. The finical cost for this disorder is enormous but the emotional struggle is even greater. Suffers have an increased risk of suicide and physical illnesses. Estimated at least 15% of people with this disorder attempt to commit suicide.
Schizophrenia appears in all socioeconomic groups, but is found in the lower levels, some theorists believe that the stress over poverty can cause this disorder. The downward drift theory is when people get schizophrenia it can cause them to fall from higher to lower socioeconomic level or to remain poor because they are unable to function effectively.
Men and women are equally diagnosed with schizophrenia. An average