Shared psychotic disorder

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What is shared psychotic disorder?

Shared psychotic disorder is a delusional disorder shared by two or more people with close emotional links. Only one of the people suffers from a genuine psychotic disorder; the delusions are induced in the other(s) and usually disappear when the people are separated.

Common symptoms reported by people with shared psychotic 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.
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Treatments taken by people with shared psychotic disorder

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

(Abilify)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Seroquel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)

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

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

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
insomnia whole body joint ache
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Seroquel)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 8
30s 9
40s 6
50s 8
60s 1
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 6
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 18
Female 14

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 7
Not Diagnosed 4

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