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Can Schizophrenia Be Stopped? Dr. Lisa Dixon Weighs In

The Atlantic Features RAISE Initiative
December 9, 2013

Not everyone who experiences psychotic episodes will go on to develop schizophrenia, but among those who do, the consequences are tragic. Roughly 73 to 90 percent of people with schizophrenia are unemployed. Some recover, but many live in halfway houses, with family, or on the street. One in 10 people with schizophrenia kill themselves, and about 15 percent of people in prison have serious mental illnesses.

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