Approximately (1 in 2000 people) over the age of 65 has sz?

My case worker recently told me not to believe anything I read online about sz.
So I got a couple books to learn more about it.
In Chapter 6 of this book, page 111 it says -
Approximately (1 in 2000 people) over the age of 65 has schizophrenia.

The book was published over 10 years ago.
There’s a few more things in it I don’t agree with
so now I really don’t know what to believe.

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There is a lot of things you have to take in account for, people getting better, high mortality rates at that age. It does sound awfully low though.

I always thought we were 1 in 100.

Sadly I think the books fact might mean few of us reach 65 and older


Yeah that’s what I’ve read too.
But I can’t find online the stats for over the age of 65.

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This image shows hospitalisation by age but this isn’t same as actually rate of sz by agr

I think it shows sz burns hard and fast in young men and more gradually in women. I think this graph may suggest our sz simply burns out by 65. By that I mean few positive symptoms and much more negative symptoms

Let’s face it unfortunately you are much more likely gonna get hospitalised for positive symptoms rather than negative.

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