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
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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
27
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (24) 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
14
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (14)
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Treatment name(s)

(Seroquel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
14
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (10) Insomnia (5)
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Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
13
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (10) Depressed mood (6)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
Anxious mood (11)
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Treatment name(s)

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

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (7) Anxious mood (4)
1 more
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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)

(Lamictal)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (6) Mania (2)
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

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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
Weight gain Bipolar mixed episodes 14 more
How many evaluations
11
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (24) 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 (14)
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Treatment name(s)

(Seroquel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Schizoaffective Disorder (8 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Fatigue 9 more
How many evaluations
11
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (10) Insomnia (5)
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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 (6)
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 (11)
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Treatment name(s)

(Invega)
Perceived effectiveness
for Schizoaffective Disorder (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Anger Auditory hallucinations 10 more
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (10)
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Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for Schizoaffective Disorder (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Paranoia Delusions 5 more
How many evaluations
6
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (7) Anxious mood (4)
1 more
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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)

(Lamictal)
Perceived effectiveness
for Schizoaffective Disorder (4 evaluations)
Side effects
How many evaluations
6
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (6) Mania (2)
1 more

Data from patients with Schizoaffective Disorder, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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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 56
30s 83
40s 68
50s 55
60s 7
70+ 2

Sex

Distribution of sex

65% Female
35% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 91
20-29 years 53
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 208
Not Diagnosed 16

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