Schizophrenia is one of the most common mental health disorders. The World Health Organization suggests that 1% of the population has a diagnosable schizophrenia disorder, or about 20 million people globally. Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness, resulting in disability, losses in educational and occupational performance, discrimination, and reduced quality of life. For the millions of people who suffer from it, schizophrenia means distorted thinking, hallucinations, psychosis, delusions, and distorted perceptions of emotions, language, sense of self, and behavior.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with schizophrenia or think you may have a psychosis disorder such as schizophrenia, there is help. Most psychosis-related disorders are fully treatable, typically with a combination of behavioral therapy and medication.