Epidemiology of schizophrenia: the global burden of disease and disability

@article{Jablensky2000EpidemiologyOS,
  title={Epidemiology of schizophrenia: the global burden of disease and disability},
  author={A. Jablensky},
  journal={European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience},
  year={2000},
  volume={250},
  pages={274-285}
}
Evidence from nearly a century of epidemiological research indicates that schizophrenia occcurs in all populations with a prevalence in the range of 1.4 to 4.6 per 1000 and incidence rates in the range of 0.16–0.42 per 1000 population. Multi-centre studies conducted by the World Health Organization have highlighted important differences between ‘Western’ and ‘Third World’ populations as regards the course and outcome of the disorder, with a significantly better prognosis in the developing… CONTINUE READING