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, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people for schizophrenia

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

(Zyprexa)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
164
Tried for
schizophrenia (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Risperdal)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
240
Tried for
schizophrenia (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
187
Tried for
schizophrenia (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Haldol)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
112
Tried for
schizophrenia (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Talk therapy)
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
344
Tried for
schizophrenia (1)

Data from patients with schizophrenia, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with schizophrenia

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

(Zyprexa)
Perceived effectiveness
for schizophrenia (2 evaluations)
Side effects
loose bowel movements
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
schizophrenia (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Risperdal)
Perceived effectiveness
for schizophrenia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
agitation with irritability agitation with restlessness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
schizophrenia (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
schizophrenia (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Haldol)
Perceived effectiveness
for schizophrenia (2 evaluations)
Side effects
spinning dizziness (vertigo)
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
schizophrenia (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Talk therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
for schizophrenia (3 evaluations)
Side effects
numbness
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
schizophrenia (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with schizophrenia, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has schizophrenia on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 4 new patients joined this month
  • 478 say schizophrenia is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 140
30s 287
40s 250
50s 201
60s 84
70+ 25
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 165
20-29 years 75
30-39 years 34
40-49 years 21
50-59 years 10
60-69 years 1
70+ years 1

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 398
Female 593

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 499
Not Diagnosed 240

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