What is the socioeconomic impact of schizophrenia?

Updated: Mar 16, 2018
  • Author: Frances R Frankenburg, MD; Chief Editor: Glen L Xiong, MD  more...
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Because of vocational difficulties, many patients with schizophrenia also have to cope with the burdens of poverty. These include limited access to medical care, which may lead to poor control of the disease; homelessness; and incarceration, typically for minor offenses.


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