Contagious diseases. Some people who have
schizophrenia live in institutions such as hospitals and nursing homes. Living
with many other people makes getting diseases that are easily spread, such as
tuberculosis, more likely.
People who have schizophrenia are more likely to have accidents because they
can be confused or reckless. Body stiffness and lack of coordination, which are
sometimes side effects of medicines, also make accidents more likely, and some
people who have schizophrenia hear voices that tell them to do dangerous