Writing in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, researchers – led by Dr. Paul Kurdyak, of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, both in Ontario, Canada – call for greater efforts to reduce the gap.
Schizophrenia is a severe, long-term, disabling mental disorder that typically starts in late adolescence or early adulthood. It affects around 1.1 percent of adults in the United States.
The disorder disrupts perception, thinking, emotions, and behavior, often making it very difficult to hold down a job, have relationships, and deal with everyday life.
Although there is currently no cure for schizophrenia, there are treatments that can help patients to manage their symptoms and have a productive, independent life.