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.

Common symptoms reported by people with Schizoaffective Disorder

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Treatments taken by people with Schizoaffective Disorder

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Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
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Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
32
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (28) Depressed mood (4)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Risperdal)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
21
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (20) Delusions (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Seroquel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
20
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (13) Insomnia (6)
4 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Zyprexa)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
19
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (19) Anxious mood (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
18
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (12) Depressed mood (10)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
17
Tried for
Anxious mood (16) Insomnia (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Geodon)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
17
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (16) Hallucinations (2)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Invega)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
16
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (16)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
15
Tried for
Pain (9) Anxious mood (4)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
14
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (12) Depressed mood (8)
1 more

Data from patients with Schizoaffective Disorder, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Schizoaffective Disorder

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
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Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
for Schizoaffective Disorder (14 evaluations)
Side effects
Internal restlessness (akathisia) Weight gain 12 more
How many evaluations
21
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (28) Depressed mood (4)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Risperdal)
Perceived effectiveness
for Schizoaffective Disorder (17 evaluations)
Side effects
Weight gain Anxious mood 17 more
How many evaluations
25
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (20) Delusions (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Seroquel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Schizoaffective Disorder (9 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Decreased appetite 20 more
How many evaluations
30
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (13) Insomnia (6)
4 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Zyprexa)
Perceived effectiveness
for Schizoaffective Disorder (19 evaluations)
Side effects
Weight gain Constant hunger 15 more
How many evaluations
19
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (19) Anxious mood (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for Schizoaffective Disorder (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Fatigue Fear of gaining weight (pocrescophobia) 6 more
How many evaluations
9
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (12) Depressed mood (10)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (8 evaluations)
Side effects
Cognitive confusion Daytime sleepiness 3 more
How many evaluations
8
Tried for
Anxious mood (16) Insomnia (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Geodon)
Perceived effectiveness
for Schizoaffective Disorder (8 evaluations)
Side effects
Fatigue Headaches 4 more
How many evaluations
9
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (16) Hallucinations (2)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Invega)
Perceived effectiveness
for Schizoaffective Disorder (13 evaluations)
Side effects
Sleepiness Anorgasmia 8 more
How many evaluations
13
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (16)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Excessive appetite Muscle and joint pain 2 more
How many evaluations
10
Tried for
Pain (9) Anxious mood (4)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Perceived effectiveness
for Schizoaffective Disorder (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Dystonia Flashbacks 2 more
How many evaluations
10
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (12) Depressed mood (8)
1 more

Data from patients with Schizoaffective Disorder, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has Schizoaffective Disorder on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 11
20s 109
30s 215
40s 204
50s 129
60s 35
70+ 7

Sex

Distribution of sex

71% Female
29% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 200
20-29 years 87
30-39 years 46
40-49 years 25
50-59 years 8
60-69 years 0
70+ years 1

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 422
Not Diagnosed 22

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