Schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder characterised by fundamental disturbances in thinking, perception and emotions. More than 100 years of research have not been able to fully resolve the puzzle that schizophrenia represents. Even if schizophrenia is not a very frequent disease, it is among the most burdensome and costly illnesses worldwide. This paper discusses the high prevalence of schizophrenia and the fact that it is one of the most burdensome and costly illnesses worldwide.
Link to research paper: BurdenofSchizophrenia