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Famous People Who Had or Have Schizophrenia

Published: 2017-11-10 - Updated: 2021-09-25
Author: Disabled World | Contact: Disabled World (Disabled-World.com)

Synopsis: This article provides a list of well known and famous people who have and had Schizophrenia. Men and women are equally likely to get schizophrenia brain disorder, but males tend to get it slightly earlier. On average, men are diagnosed in their late teens to early 20s. Whereas women tend to get diagnosed in their late 20s to early 30s. Management of symptoms and improving function is thought to be more achievable than a cure. Treatment was revolutionized in the mid 1950s with the development and introduction of chlorpromazine.

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What is Schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia is a psychiatric diagnosis that describes a mental illness characterized by impairments in the perception or expression of reality, most commonly manifesting as auditory hallucinations, paranoid or bizarre delusions or disorganized speech and thinking in the context of significant social or occupational dysfunction.

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Men and women are equally likely to get schizophrenia brain disorder, but males tend to get it slightly earlier. On average, men are diagnosed in their late teens to early 20s. Whereas women tend to get diagnosed in their late 20s to early 30s. People rarely develop schizophrenia before they're 12 or after they're 40.

Studies suggest that genetics, early environment, neurobiology and psychological and social processes are important contributory factors. A person experiencing schizophrenia may demonstrate symptoms such as disorganized thinking, auditory hallucinations, and delusions.

Diagnosis is based on the self-reported experiences of the person as well as abnormalities in behavior reported by family members, friends or co-workers, followed by secondary signs observed by a psychiatrist, social worker, clinical psychologist or other clinician in a clinical assessment.

Management of symptoms and improving function is thought to be more achievable than a cure. Treatment was revolutionized in the mid 1950s with the development and introduction of chlorpromazine.

Famous People Who Had or Have Schizophrenia

  • Alexander "Skip" Spence
  • Andy Goram
  • Antoin Artaud
  • Bob Mosley
  • Charles "Buddy" bolden
  • Eduard Einstein
  • James Beck Gordon - (Jim Gordon)
  • Joe Meek
  • John Nash
  • Lionel Aldridge
  • Mary Todd Lincoln
  • Meera Popkin
  • Parveen Babi
  • Peter Green
  • Roger Kynard
  • Rose Williams
  • Syd Barrett
  • Tom Harrell
  • Vaclav Nijinsky

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