Genes can play a role in schizophrenia, so some people are born with a higher-than-average chance of getting it. But it doesn't usually take hold until after puberty. Most people are diagnosed in their late teens to early 30s.
Men and women are equally likely to get this brain disorder, but guys tend to get it slightly earlier. On average, they're diagnosed in their late teens to early 20s. Women tend to learn they have it in their late 20s to early 30s. Schizophrenia is rarely diagnosed before...
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
This government agency was created to focus attention, programs, and funding on improving the lives of people with or at risk for mental and substance abuse disorders. This link will take you to their web site.