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

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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
25
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (21) Depressed mood (3)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Risperdal)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
19
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (18) Delusions (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

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

(Seroquel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
17
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (11) Insomnia (5)
4 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)

(Geodon)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
14
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (13) Hallucinations (2)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
13
Tried for
Insomnia (13) Depressed mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
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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)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
Pain (6) Anxious mood (3)
2 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 (8 evaluations)
Side effects
Restlessness Weight gain 14 more
How many evaluations
15
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (21) Depressed mood (3)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Risperdal)
Perceived effectiveness
for Schizoaffective Disorder (8 evaluations)
Side effects
Weight gain Breast tenderness 14 more
How many evaluations
13
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (18) Delusions (1)
1 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 (17) Insomnia (1)
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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 (11) Insomnia (5)
4 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Zyprexa)
Perceived effectiveness
for Schizoaffective Disorder (14 evaluations)
Side effects
Weight gain Early morning wakefulness 10 more
How many evaluations
14
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (14) Anxious mood (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Geodon)
Perceived effectiveness
for Schizoaffective Disorder (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Headaches Increased fatigue 2 more
How many evaluations
7
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (13) Hallucinations (2)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (13 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness (vertigo) Drowsiness 6 more
How many evaluations
13
Tried for
Insomnia (13) Depressed mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Perceived effectiveness
for Schizoaffective Disorder (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Head pain Sex drive (libido) decreased
How many evaluations
5
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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)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Muscle and joint pain Nausea
How many evaluations
6
Tried for
Pain (6) Anxious mood (3)
2 more

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 8
20s 81
30s 166
40s 130
50s 112
60s 21
70+ 6

Sex

Distribution of sex

71% Female
29% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 163
20-29 years 81
30-39 years 35
40-49 years 22
50-59 years 8
60-69 years 0
70+ years 1

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 353
Not Diagnosed 23

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