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
27
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (23) Depressed mood (3)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Risperdal)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
20
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (19) Delusions (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Seroquel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
18
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (12) Insomnia (5)
4 more
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Treatment name(s)

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

(Desyrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
15
Tried for
Insomnia (15) Depressed mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Geodon)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
15
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (14) Hallucinations (2)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Zyprexa)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
14
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (14) Anxious mood (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
12
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (8) Depressed mood (7)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Invega)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (11)
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Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9

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 (12 evaluations)
Side effects
Weight gain Restlessness 15 more
How many evaluations
18
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (23) Depressed mood (3)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Risperdal)
Perceived effectiveness
for Schizoaffective Disorder (9 evaluations)
Side effects
Weight gain Breast tenderness 14 more
How many evaluations
17
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (19) Delusions (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Seroquel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Schizoaffective Disorder (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Weight gain 18 more
How many evaluations
26
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (12) Insomnia (5)
4 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (7 evaluations)
Side effects
Cognitive confusion Daytime sleepiness 2 more
How many evaluations
7
Tried for
Anxious mood (16) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (14 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Dizziness (vertigo) 6 more
How many evaluations
14
Tried for
Insomnia (15) Depressed mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Geodon)
Perceived effectiveness
for Schizoaffective Disorder (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Headaches Increased fatigue 3 more
How many evaluations
8
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (14) Hallucinations (2)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Zyprexa)
Perceived effectiveness
for Schizoaffective Disorder (13 evaluations)
Side effects
Weight gain Early morning wakefulness 9 more
How many evaluations
13
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (14) Anxious mood (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for Schizoaffective Disorder (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Frequent nausea Sexual dysfunction 1 more
How many evaluations
7
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (8) Depressed mood (7)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Invega)
Perceived effectiveness
for Schizoaffective Disorder (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Weight gain Cellulitis 5 more
How many evaluations
6
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (11)
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Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Headaches 4 more
How many evaluations
7

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 8
20s 85
30s 167
40s 131
50s 110
60s 22
70+ 6

Sex

Distribution of sex

71% Female
29% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 166
20-29 years 81
30-39 years 35
40-49 years 22
50-59 years 9
60-69 years 0
70+ years 1

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 358
Not Diagnosed 23

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