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Delusions, hallucinations, social withdrawal, bizarre behaviour — the symptoms of schizophrenia often develop slowly, usually between the ages of 16 and 30. For the one in 100 people who develops schizophrenia, anti-psychotic medications and counseling are the most effective means of easing the symptoms.


Schizophrenia Society of Ontario  offers programs and services across the province that support, educate, engage and empower individuals, families and communities impacted by schizophrenia and psychotic illness.
Schizophrenia Society of Canada works to improve the quality of life for those affected by schizophrenia and psychosis through education, support programs, public policy and research.

CMHA Fact Sheets


At first glance, schizophrenia may seem like a great puzzle. Its causes are still uncertain; its symptoms, variable. Striking most often in the 16 to 30 year age group, affecting an estimated one person in a hundred, it is youth’s greatest disabler. But if it is a puzzle, it’s one that is slowly being solved. New pieces are continually falling into place. Consider what we have learned about its symptoms.