Learn more about schizophrenia, a serious psychiatric illness.
Schizophrenia is a life-long serious psychiatric illness that causes people to lose touch with reality. It often interferes with their ability to think clearly, manage emotions, make decisions and relate to others.
You are Not Alone in Facing this Challenge
24 million people worldwide suffer from schizophrenia. This illness typically manifests between 15 to 35 years of age. Schizophrenia is not only a difficult challenge for patients and their families, but it also places a costly burden of society. As of 2002, the estimated direct healthcare costs of schizophrenia in the US were $22.7 billion, including patient care, medications and long-term care.