n African Journal of Psychiatry - Prevalence of schizophrenia : recent developments : letter to the editor

Volume 16, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1994-8220



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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