Mental Illness Infographic 3



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  • 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
    Source: © 2014 Mental Health Commission of New South Wales


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