Psychosis disorder

We’re all in this for good.

By sharing your stories and data, you will:
  • help each other live better and uncover the best ways to manage your health today
  • help researchers shorten the path to new treatments tomorrow

How much good can your data do? A whole lot, as co-founder Jamie Heywood explains in this video.

What is psychosis disorder?

Psychotic states may occur from the use of both legal and illegal substances which maybe prescription and non-prescription. Depending on the substance and the duration of use the psychosis may be reversible with the removal of the substance.

Common symptoms reported by people with psychosis 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, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
Last updated:

Treatments taken by people with psychosis disorder

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Seroquel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
16
Tried for
psychosis disorder (14) anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
14
Tried for
psychosis disorder (12) depressed mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Risperdal)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
12
Tried for
psychosis disorder (12)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
anxious mood (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Zyprexa)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
psychosis disorder (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Invega)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
psychosis disorder (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
fatigue (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
anxious mood (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
anxious mood (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
depressed mood (6)

Data from patients with psychosis disorder, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
Last updated:

Compare treatments taken by people with psychosis disorder

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Seroquel)
Perceived effectiveness
for psychosis disorder (19 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 16 more
Total evaluations
26
Tried for
psychosis disorder (14) anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
for psychosis disorder (9 evaluations)
Side effects
difficulty staying asleep drowsiness 4 more
Total evaluations
12
Tried for
psychosis disorder (12) depressed mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Risperdal)
Perceived effectiveness
for psychosis disorder (8 evaluations)
Side effects
weight gain cognitive impairment 3 more
Total evaluations
13
Tried for
psychosis disorder (12)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
anxious mood (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Zyprexa)
Perceived effectiveness
for psychosis disorder (2 evaluations)
Side effects
weight gain
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
psychosis disorder (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Invega)
Perceived effectiveness
for psychosis disorder (5 evaluations)
Side effects
ataxia (lack of coordination) low testosterone 2 more
Total evaluations
10
Tried for
psychosis disorder (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (6 evaluations)
Side effects
shakiness drowsiness 1 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
fatigue (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (8 evaluations)
Side effects
disorientation drooling especially at night 4 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
anxious mood (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
insomnia
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (6)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with psychosis disorder, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
Last updated:

Who has psychosis disorder on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 10
20s 96
30s 146
40s 140
50s 86
60s 24
70+ 10
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 67
20-29 years 39
30-39 years 22
40-49 years 14
50-59 years 5
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 165
Female 349

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 169
Not Diagnosed 30

These charts show data from psychosis disorder patients who have completed their condition history
Last updated: