17 posts from May, 2011

Get to Know a Mental Health Patient Today

Posted May 31st, 2011 by

If one in four American adults is affected by a mental health condition, that means someone within your immediate friends and family could be struggling with a treatable condition right now.  Do you know who your “1 in 4” is?  Or what signs to look for in someone who may be depressed?

Do More for 1 in 4:  Mental Health America's 2011 Mental Health Awareness Month Theme

Two weeks ago, we highlighted two member-created videos that help show what it’s like to live with a mental health condition.  Today, on the last day of Mental Health Awareness Month (whose theme this year is “Do More for 1 in 4”), we’d like to tell you a little more about our mental health and behavior members at PatientsLikeMe.

What mental health and behavior conditions are represented at PatientsLikeMe?

The top five conditions reported by our members are:

Other mental health and behavior conditions include ADDBipolar 2 DisorderBipolar 1 DisorderOCDPhobiaPTSDSchizophreniaDrug AddictionTobacco AddictionAlcohol Addiction and Eating Disorders.

What are the top treatments?

What are the major symptoms?

What are mental health patients talking about?

  • Some of the most popular topics “tagged” in the mental health and behavior forum, which currently has more than 25,000 members, include coping strategies and stress.

Mental Health and Behavior Member Quote and Sample Profile

To learn more about living with a mental health condition, you can explore individual patient profiles at PatientsLikeMe to see what people are saying about their symptoms, treatments and quality of life.   Get to know one of our mental health and behavior patients today.

Also, check out all four videos submitted to the PatientsLikeMe “Express Yourself” Video Contest by mental health and behavior members. Anyone can vote on their favorite videos (including non-members), so help us determine who will win the five prizes.

What’s Your Experience with Cinarizina?

Posted May 28th, 2011 by

Cinarizina is an international brand of the prescription drug Cinnarizine, an antiemetic (anti-nausea) agent used for symptoms of inner ear disorders.  These symptoms may include vertigo, dizziness, tinnitus, nystagmus, nausea and vomiting. Cinarizina is also used to prevent motion sickness when taken in advance.

If you’ve tried Cinarizina, we encourage you share your experiences at PatientsLikeMe, where more than 130,000 patients are using our unique data-sharing platform to review all types of treatments, including prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs and supplements.  Our treatment evaluations cover important data points such as dosage, effectiveness, side effects, cost and adherence so that you can easily share and compare experiences with others.

Currently, one patient reports using Cinnarizine (the generic version of Cinarizina) to treat Meniere’s disease, which is characterized by a sudden onset of dizziness, low-frequency hearing loss, tinnitus and the sensation of fullness in the affected ear.  This patient, a 55-year-old male taking 25mg daily, reports no side effects but rates the effectiveness as non-existent.


What about you?  Have you taken Cinarizina or another brand of CinnarizineJoin PatientsLikeMe and add your experiences to our growing body of knowledge.  Then, stay to exchange advice and support, research common treatments and learn from other patients like you.

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