How schizophrenia impacts people's lives

Schizophrenia is a chronic, serious and often severely disabling brain disorder that affects approximately 1 in 100 American adults (about 2.4 million people) in the United States.1 It is characterized by symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, disorganized thinking, lack of emotion and lack of energy, as well as problems with memory, attention and the ability to plan, organize and make decisions.2

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About Schizophrenia

  • ~2.4M people diagnosed in the U.S.1
  • Ages 16-30 years is when symptoms of schizophrenia usually start3
  • Between7—8 out of 1000 people in the U.S. will have schizophrenia in their lifetime4