Schizoaffective Disorder

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What is Schizoaffective Disorder?

Schizoaffective disorder is a category of mental conditions that includes symptoms of schizophrenia and affective disorders. It has features of both schizophrenia, including hallucinations, delusions, and distorted thinking, and a mood component, such as depression or mania.

What is it like to have Schizoaffective Disorder?

Common symptoms How bad it is What people are taking for it
Alprazolam, Hydroxyzine, Clonazepam
Quetiapine, Trazodone, Zolpidem
Duloxetine, Venlafaxine, Sertraline
Vitamin B Complex, Physical Therapy (PT), Naps
Gabapentin, Cyclobenzaprine, Tramadol

What do patients take to treat Schizoaffective Disorder and its symptoms?

Treatments reported by members Perceived effectiveness Overall rating of side effects # of Evaluations

(Zedan, Amirozole, Abilify Discmelt, Abilify)


(Perizal, Buzon, Risperdal Quicklets, Risperdal M-Tab)


(Zeldox, Geodon)


(Ratio-Quetiapine, Dopaquel, Ketipinor, Cobalt-Quetiapine)


(Xeplion, Invega Sustenna, Invega)


(Divalproex sodium ER, Epival, Encorate chrono, Divalproex DR)


(Epitol, Carbamazepine XR, Tegretol, Shire Carbamazepine)


(Novo-Olanzapine, Teva Olanzapine, Zyprexa Zydis, Zyprexa)


(Gladem, Serdep, Apo-Sertraline, Altruline)


(Nuzak, Flunil, Zactin, Nopres)


These charts show data from Schizoaffective Disorder patients’ latest treatment evaluations
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Schizoaffective Disorder on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 233 patients have this condition
  • 1 new patients joined this month
  • 111 say Schizoaffective Disorder is their primary condition

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 11
20s 55
30s 58
40s 56
50s 35
60s 3
70+ 0


Distribution of females vs. males

67% Females
33% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 76
20-29 years 39
30-39 years 14
40-49 years 7
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 162
Not Diagnosed 14

These charts show data from Schizoaffective Disorder patients who have completed their condition history
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