Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness that interferes with a person’s ability to think clearly, manage emotions, make decisions and relate to others. It is a complex, long-term medical illness, affecting about 1% of Americans.

Although schizophrenia can occur at any age, the average age of onset tends to be in the late teens to the early 20s for men, and the late 20s to early 30s for women. It is uncommon for schizophrenia to be diagnosed in a person younger than 12 or older than 40. It is possible to live well with schizophrenia.

definition and video from NAMI

Understanding Schizophrenia in Adults

Understanding Schizophrenia in Children and Adolescents


Reliable resources that identify evidence-based treatments:


Reliable resources that identify evidence-based treatments:

Child Mind Institute ​​ ​​

Documentaries and First Person Accounts