Schizophrenia

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What is schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia is a psychiatric disorder characteristically marked by a retreat from reality with delusion formation, hallucinations, emotional disharmony, and regressive behavior.

Common symptoms reported by people with schizophrenia

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 schizophrenia

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

(Seroquel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
13
Tried for
schizophrenia (11) Insomnia (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Risperdal)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
13
Tried for
schizophrenia (13) Auditory hallucinations (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
12
Tried for
Anxious mood (10) schizophrenia (2)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
schizophrenia (11)
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Treatment name(s)

(Zyprexa)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
schizophrenia (10) Auditory hallucinations (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
Anxious mood (3) Pain (2)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

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

(Latuda)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
Auditory hallucinations (3) schizophrenia (3)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Haldol)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
schizophrenia (5)
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Treatment name(s)

(Talk therapy)
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
5
Tried for
schizophrenia (5) Depressed mood (2)
1 more

Data from patients with schizophrenia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with schizophrenia

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Seroquel)
Perceived effectiveness
for schizophrenia (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Anxiety attacks 7 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
schizophrenia (11) Insomnia (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Risperdal)
Perceived effectiveness
for schizophrenia (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Internal restlessness (akathisia) Muscle weakness 1 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
schizophrenia (13) Auditory hallucinations (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (11 evaluations)
Side effects
Drooling especially at night Headaches 1 more
Total evaluations
13
Tried for
Anxious mood (10) schizophrenia (2)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
for schizophrenia (7 evaluations)
Side effects
Blurry vision Brain fog 6 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
schizophrenia (11)
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Treatment name(s)

(Zyprexa)
Perceived effectiveness
for schizophrenia (14 evaluations)
Side effects
Internal restlessness (akathisia) Constant hunger 7 more
Total evaluations
14
Tried for
schizophrenia (10) Auditory hallucinations (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Oversleeping (too much sleep)
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
Anxious mood (3) Pain (2)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Anxious mood (6) Insomnia (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Latuda)
Perceived effectiveness
for Auditory hallucinations (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Abdominal cramps Difficulty sleeping through night 11 more
Total evaluations
21
Tried for
Auditory hallucinations (3) schizophrenia (3)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Haldol)
Perceived effectiveness
for schizophrenia (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) Nausea and vomiting
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
schizophrenia (5)
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Treatment name(s)

(Talk therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
for schizophrenia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
schizophrenia (5) Depressed mood (2)
1 more
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with schizophrenia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has schizophrenia on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 18
20s 197
30s 232
40s 211
50s 121
60s 56
70+ 9
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 155
20-29 years 74
30-39 years 31
40-49 years 22
50-59 years 8
60-69 years 1
70+ years 1

Sex

Distribution of sex

59% Female
41% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 458
Not Diagnosed 244

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