Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder

Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder

Millions of adults in the United States and the entire world live with a serious mental health condition that affects the brain, like schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder.

  • In the US, approximately 2.4 million (1%*) adults are living with schizophrenia
  • Over 760,000 (0.3%) are living with schizoaffective disorder

*These figures can vary depending on the published source used


Nobody is sure how or why these serious mental health conditions happen, but genetics and environment may play a role.

Even though the causes are unknown, keep in mind that no one is at fault for having a serious mental health condition.

Learning about your condition and treatment options can help you to make decisions about what is important to you and create a recovery plan based on what you want and need.