n African Journal of Psychiatry - Prevalence of schizophrenia : recent developments : letter to the editor
|Article Title||Prevalence of schizophrenia : recent developments : letter to the editor|
|© Publisher:||In House Publications|
|Journal||African Journal of Psychiatry|
|Affiliations||1 University of Ibadan, Nigeria|
|Publication Date||Mar 2013|
The long held view that schizophrenia affects about 1% of the population has been shown to be an overestimate and in fact derived from incorrect data. Also, for many years, it was believed that the prevalence of schizophrenia varied little between sites. It is in fact the case that the estimates of the prevalence of schizophrenia are characterized by a multiplicity of variations.
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