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
What people are taking for it

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
32
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (28) Depressed mood (4)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Risperdal)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
25
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (24) Delusions (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
23
Tried for
Anxious mood (22) Insomnia (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Zyprexa)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
20
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (20) Anxious mood (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
20
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (14) Depressed mood (10)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Invega)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
19
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (19)
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Treatment name(s)

(Seroquel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
19
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (13) Insomnia (5)
4 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
16
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (13) Depressed mood (9)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
16
Tried for
Pain (10) Anxious mood (4)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
16
Tried for
Insomnia (16) Depressed mood (1)

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
Total evaluations
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
for Schizoaffective Disorder (15 evaluations)
Side effects
Internal restlessness (akathisia) Weight gain 13 more
Total evaluations
21
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (28) Depressed mood (4)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Risperdal)
Perceived effectiveness
for Schizoaffective Disorder (20 evaluations)
Side effects
Weight gain Fatigue 20 more
Total evaluations
30
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (24) Delusions (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (9 evaluations)
Side effects
Cognitive confusion Daytime sleepiness 3 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
Anxious mood (22) Insomnia (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Zyprexa)
Perceived effectiveness
for Schizoaffective Disorder (20 evaluations)
Side effects
Weight gain Constant hunger 16 more
Total evaluations
20
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (20) Anxious mood (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for Schizoaffective Disorder (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Fatigue Fear of gaining weight (pocrescophobia) 6 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (14) Depressed mood (10)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Invega)
Perceived effectiveness
for Schizoaffective Disorder (14 evaluations)
Side effects
Sleepiness Anorgasmia 8 more
Total evaluations
14
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (19)
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Treatment name(s)

(Seroquel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Schizoaffective Disorder (9 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Decreased appetite 20 more
Total evaluations
24
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (13) Insomnia (5)
4 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Perceived effectiveness
for Schizoaffective Disorder (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Dystonia Flashbacks 2 more
Total evaluations
11
Tried for
Schizoaffective Disorder (13) Depressed mood (9)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Excessive appetite 3 more
Total evaluations
11
Tried for
Pain (10) Anxious mood (4)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (15 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Bad dreams 7 more
Total evaluations
15
Tried for
Insomnia (16) Depressed mood (1)
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  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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 14
20s 117
30s 229
40s 226
50s 144
60s 37
70+ 7
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 212
20-29 years 92
30-39 years 49
40-49 years 28
50-59 years 8
60-69 years 0
70+ years 1

Sex

Distribution of sex

72% Female
28% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 447
Not Diagnosed 24

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