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

Common symptoms
How bad it is
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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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Treatments taken by people with Schizoaffective Disorder

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

(Abilify)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
26
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (23) Depressed mood (4)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Risperdal)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
17
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Treatment name(s)

(Zyprexa)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
13
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (13)
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Treatment name(s)

(Seroquel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
13
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Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
12
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (10) Depressed mood (5)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
Anxious mood (10)
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Treatment name(s)

(Geodon)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (10)
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Treatment name(s)

(Invega)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (9)
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Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (6) Anxious mood (4)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
Pain (5) Anxious mood (2)

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
How many evaluations
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
for Schizoaffective Disorder (8 evaluations)
Side effects
Weight gain Bipolar mixed episodes 13 more
How many evaluations
10
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (23) Depressed mood (4)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Risperdal)
Perceived effectiveness
for Schizoaffective Disorder (7 evaluations)
Side effects
Weight gain Brain fog 4 more
How many evaluations
11
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Treatment name(s)

(Zyprexa)
Perceived effectiveness
for Schizoaffective Disorder (9 evaluations)
Side effects
Binge eating in evening Daytime sedation 6 more
How many evaluations
9
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (13)
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Treatment name(s)

(Seroquel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Schizoaffective Disorder (7 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Fatigue 8 more
How many evaluations
10
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Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Perceived effectiveness
for Schizoaffective Disorder (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (10) Depressed mood (5)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Cognitive confusion Daytime sleepiness 2 more
How many evaluations
6
Tried for
Anxious mood (10)
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Treatment name(s)

(Geodon)
Perceived effectiveness
for Schizoaffective Disorder (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Increased fatigue Nausea
How many evaluations
5
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (10)
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Treatment name(s)

(Invega)
Perceived effectiveness
for Schizoaffective Disorder (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Anger Auditory hallucinations 9 more
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (9)
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Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for Schizoaffective Disorder (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Paranoia Delusions 4 more
How many evaluations
5
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (6) Anxious mood (4)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Muscle and joint pain Nausea
How many evaluations
6
Tried for
Pain (5) Anxious mood (2)

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 9
20s 54
30s 80
40s 68
50s 54
60s 7
70+ 2

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

66% Females
34% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 89
20-29 years 51
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 203
Not Diagnosed 15

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