2 posts tagged “Social Anxiety Disorder”

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.

Share your experiences with Stresam

Posted March 19th, 2011 by

Stresam is an international brand of etifoxine, a non-benzodiazepine anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) and anticonvulsant drug.  It is used to treat anxiety disorders – such as general anxiety disorder (GAD) or social anxiety disorder or panic disorder – and to promote peripheral nerve healing in patients with peripheral neuropathy.

At PatientsLikeMe, where more than 120,000 patients are sharing their experiences with conditions, symptoms, treatments and more, two patients report using Stresam currently while two patients report discontinuing it.  The reported reasons for taking it include anxious mood, shortness of breath and heart palpitations, while the one reported reason for discontinuation is that “the course of treatment ended.”  Out of all four patients, only one reports Stresam side effects, rated as “mild.”

Given the prevalence of anxiety disorders, we know there are many others who may have tried Stresam to relieve their anxiousness.  If you’ve used Stresam, another formulation of etifoxine or other anti-anxiety medications, we encourage you to share your experiences (including side effects) to help other patients.  PatientsLikeMe’s unique data-sharing platform allows you to share detailed data about all types of treatments, interventions and lifestyle modifications that have helped you or simply had no effect.


Have you taken Stresam – or another brand of etifoxine? Join 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.