Psychosis disorder

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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, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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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
22
Tried for
psychosis disorder (20) Insomnia (2)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Risperdal)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
18
Tried for
psychosis disorder (18)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
15
Tried for
psychosis disorder (11) Depressed mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Zyprexa)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
psychosis disorder (10) Insomnia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
Anxious mood (9) Insomnia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Invega)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
psychosis disorder (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
Anxious mood (6) Insomnia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
Pain (3) Anxious mood (2)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
Anxious mood (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
Anxious mood (4) Depressed mood (3)

Data from patients with psychosis disorder, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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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 (21 evaluations)
Side effects
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) Fatigue 21 more
Total evaluations
28
Tried for
psychosis disorder (20) Insomnia (2)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Risperdal)
Perceived effectiveness
for psychosis disorder (10 evaluations)
Side effects
Weight gain Cognitive impairment 7 more
Total evaluations
17
Tried for
psychosis disorder (18)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
for psychosis disorder (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Weight gain Cognitive impairment 6 more
Total evaluations
10
Tried for
psychosis disorder (11) Depressed mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Zyprexa)
Perceived effectiveness
for psychosis disorder (11 evaluations)
Side effects
Internal restlessness (akathisia) Rapid weight gain 4 more
Total evaluations
11
Tried for
psychosis disorder (10) Insomnia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (9 evaluations)
Side effects
Disorientation Drooling especially at night 4 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
Anxious mood (9) Insomnia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Invega)
Perceived effectiveness
for psychosis disorder (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Ataxia (lack of coordination) Prolactin increased 1 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
psychosis disorder (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Anxious mood (6) Insomnia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Dizziness Low Testosterone 4 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
Pain (3) Anxious mood (2)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Anxious mood (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Loss of sex drive (libido) Rapid weight gain 2 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
Anxious mood (4) Depressed mood (3)
  • 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.
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Who has psychosis disorder on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 8
20s 101
30s 127
40s 126
50s 72
60s 20
70+ 10
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 63
20-29 years 37
30-39 years 19
40-49 years 13
50-59 years 5
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

67% Female
33% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 148
Not Diagnosed 29

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