- Schizophrenia is the most common form of psychotic illness - 47% of people with a mental illness
- Schizophrenia affects 56% of males with a psychotic disorder and 33% of females with a psychotic disorder
- 63% of males and 42% of females with a psychotic disorder have been assessed as abusing or dependent on illicit drugs
- Mean age of onset of mental illness for men is 23 years, for women is 24 years
- 1 in 10 males and 1 in 4 females with psychotic illness are married or living in a de facto relationship
- Government pensions are the main income source for 85% of people with a psychotic disorder
- 58% of males and 39% of females with a psychotic disorder have been assessed as abusing or dependent on alcohol.
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Please reference this infographic as
NSW Mental Health Commission (2014). Living Well: Putting people at the centre of mental health reform in NSW. Journey 5 infographic 1. Sydney, NSW Mental Health Commission.
- Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council (2013). A national framework for recovery-oriented mental health services: Guide for practioners and providers. Canberra, Commonwealth of Australia.
- Morgan, V. A., A. Waterreus, A. Jablensky, A. Mackinnon, J. J. McGrath, V. Carr, R. Bush, D. Castle, M. Cohen and C. Harvey (2012). “People living with psychotic illness in 2010: The second Australian national survey of psychosis.” Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry 46(8): 735-752.