Famous people who were diagnosed with schizophrenia
Despite their fame and fortune, these figures still suffered
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Nearly 24 million people around the world live with a schizophrenic disorder, making up about 0.32% of the population. Thankfully, that makes schizophrenia one of the rarer mental disorders affecting people today, but it is still a daily struggle for those who bear its weight. Even today the disorder is poorly understood, and the exact causes of schizophrenia are still unknown. There is also no surefire cure for schizophrenia, although developments in antipsychotic drugs have started to provide a degree of solace for some schizophrenics. With no cures or preventions yet available, this means people from all classes and walks of life can struggle with this little-understood illness, even the great geniuses and artists of recent history.
Read on to find out more about some of the world's famous figures who lived with schizophrenia.
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