More than 23 million people worldwide are affected by schizophrenia.

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By: Igor Strauss

2 min

Schizophrenia is a psychiatric illness that affects over 23 million people worldwide.

In France, it concerns 600,000 people.


Delusions, auditory or visual hallucinations, cognitive difficulties, impaired contact with reality… This disease most often occurs in adolescence and affects both men and women.

One in two patients with schizophrenia will attempt suicide, according to Inserm.

What are the symptoms of schizophrenia?

What is the best care?

Where is the research on new treatments?

How to avoid stigma?

  • Dr Théo Korchia

    , head of psychiatry clinic, director of a unit on schizophrenia in the service of Prof. Lançon, at Sainte-Marguerite Hospital in Marseille

    (Assistance Publique des Hôpitaux de Marseille)

    , head of psychiatry conferences, teacher at the

    Aix-Marseille Faculty of Medicine


  • Prof. Josiane Ezin-Houngbè

    , head of the psychiatric service of

    the Hubert K. Maga National University Hospital Center

    in Cotonou, Benin

  • Jean-Philippe

    , peer-



    ISoSl (Intercommunale De Soins Spécialisés De Liège)

     and volunteer for

    Positive Minders

At the end of the program

, we discuss the links between exposure to pesticides and human health with

Luc Multigner

, author of the Inserm collection expertise “ 

Pesticides and effects on health

 ” and epidemiologist, director of research at Inserm.


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