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

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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What do patients take to treat Schizoaffective Disorder and its symptoms?

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
How many evaluations
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify, Abilify Discmelt, Amirozole) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
22
How many evaluations
9
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Risperidone, Arketin, Buzon) 6 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
17
How many evaluations
11
Treatment name(s)

(Actan, Flunil, Fluxene) 15 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
12
How many evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Novo-Olanzapine, Teva Olanzapine, Zyprexa) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
12
How many evaluations
8
Treatment name(s)

(Cobalt-Quetiapine, Dopaquel, Ketipinor) 4 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
12
How many evaluations
9
Treatment name(s)

(Geodon, Zeldox)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
How many evaluations
5
Treatment name(s)

(APO Clonazepam, Clonex, Clonotril) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
How many evaluations
5
Treatment name(s)

(Altruline, Apo-Sertraline, Daxid) 11 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
How many evaluations
5
Treatment name(s)
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
7
How many evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

(Invega, Invega Sustenna, Xeplion)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
How many evaluations
3
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Data from patients with Schizoaffective Disorder, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

Compare treatments for Schizoaffective Disorder

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
How many have tried
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify, Abilify Discmelt, Amirozole) 1 more
How many have tried
22
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Bipolar mixed episodes Difficulty falling asleep 13 more
How many evaluations
9
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Risperidone, Arketin, Buzon) 6 more
How many have tried
17
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Weight gain Brain fog 4 more
How many evaluations
11
Treatment name(s)

(Actan, Flunil, Fluxene) 15 more
How many have tried
12
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Novo-Olanzapine, Teva Olanzapine, Zyprexa) 1 more
How many have tried
12
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Binge eating in evening Daytime sedation 6 more
How many evaluations
8
Treatment name(s)

(Cobalt-Quetiapine, Dopaquel, Ketipinor) 4 more
How many have tried
12
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Drowsiness Fainting 7 more
How many evaluations
9
Treatment name(s)

(Geodon, Zeldox)
How many have tried
10
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Increased fatigue Nausea
How many evaluations
5
Treatment name(s)

(APO Clonazepam, Clonex, Clonotril) 7 more
How many have tried
9
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Nightmares
How many evaluations
5
Treatment name(s)

(Altruline, Apo-Sertraline, Daxid) 11 more
How many have tried
8
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Paranoia Delusions 4 more
How many evaluations
5
Treatment name(s)
How many have tried
7
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

(Invega, Invega Sustenna, Xeplion)
How many have tried
7
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Anger Auditory hallucinations 9 more
How many evaluations
3
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Data from patients with Schizoaffective Disorder, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

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  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Schizoaffective Disorder on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 9
20s 54
30s 75
40s 63
50s 51
60s 6
70+ 1

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

66% Females
34% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 82
20-29 years 48
30-39 years 21
40-49 years 9
50-59 years 3
60-69 years 0
70+ years 1

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 190
Not Diagnosed 16

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