Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder

What Is Schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia is a complex brain disorder that affects approximately 2.4 million American adults.*

Schizophrenia statistics in US
  • Research suggests that schizophrenia affects men and women equally
  • Nobody knows what causes it or why it affects some people and not others
  • It’s nobody’s fault–there is nothing that you did to cause schizophrenia
  • It’s a lifelong illness that impacts not only the person living with the condition, but also the lives of family members

*These figures can vary depending on the published source used

Living With Schizophrenia

There is no cure for schizophrenia, but for many people, medication is key in their recovery plan, along with supportive treatments—like psychotherapy. With a combination of treatments, many people can lead productive and meaningful lives.