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
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
26
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (22) 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)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
18
Tried for
Anxious mood (18) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Geodon)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
16
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (15) Delusions (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Seroquel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
15
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (10) Insomnia (5)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Prozac)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
12
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (10) Depressed mood (7)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (7) Depressed mood (5)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
Insomnia (11)

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

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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 (9 evaluations)
Side effects
Restlessness Weight gain 16 more
How many evaluations
16
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (22) Depressed mood (3)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Risperdal)
Perceived effectiveness
for Schizoaffective Disorder (7 evaluations)
Side effects
Weight gain Brain fog 9 more
How many evaluations
12
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (19) Delusions (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (10 evaluations)
Side effects
Cognitive confusion Daytime sleepiness 3 more
How many evaluations
10
Tried for
Anxious mood (18) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Geodon)
Perceived effectiveness
for Schizoaffective Disorder (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Heart arrhythmias Inability to swallow 2 more
How many evaluations
7
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (15) Delusions (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Seroquel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Schizoaffective Disorder (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Weight gain 15 more
How many evaluations
16
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (10) Insomnia (5)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Zyprexa)
Perceived effectiveness
for Schizoaffective Disorder (10 evaluations)
Side effects
Internal restlessness (akathisia) Pain in breast 3 more
How many evaluations
10
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (14) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Invega)
Perceived effectiveness
for Schizoaffective Disorder (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Cellulitis Cognitive confusion 6 more
How many evaluations
6
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (13)
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Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Perceived effectiveness
for Schizoaffective Disorder (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Head pain
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (10) Depressed mood (7)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for Schizoaffective Disorder (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Frequent nausea Paranoia 2 more
How many evaluations
6
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (7) Depressed mood (5)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (8 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness (vertigo) Hunger at night 3 more
How many evaluations
8
Tried for
Insomnia (11)

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 10
20s 82
30s 160
40s 124
50s 100
60s 18
70+ 6

Sex

Distribution of sex

70% Female
30% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 155
20-29 years 80
30-39 years 35
40-49 years 21
50-59 years 7
60-69 years 0
70+ years 1

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 342
Not Diagnosed 22

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