3 patient evaluations for Lorazepam taken for the purpose of 'Social Anxiety Disorder'

rain or shine
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Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Moderate
51 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Bipolar I

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Mar 30, 2014 (Started Oct 16, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Social Anxiety Disorder: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Panic Disorder: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Phobic disorder: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Anxious mood: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Treat my mood condition(s): None
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: Not at all
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sudden mood swing from mania to depression with anxiety

Oct 15, 2012 (Started Oct 16, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Social Anxiety Disorder: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Panic Disorder: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Phobic disorder: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Anxious mood: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Treat my mood condition(s): Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sudden mood swing from mania to depression with anxiety

Mar 25, 2011 (Started Oct 16, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Treat my mood condition(s): None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Anxious mood: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I only take this in an extreme case (panic attack, etc.) and it has been recommended I do not ever take this medication by my psychiatrist. However, I fear having a major panic attack and keep this on hand just in case. This medication is prescribed by my primary MD. This medication strongly affects my mood symptoms. I have to weigh the risks of taking this with having mood issues for the next couple of days. The mixture causes uncontrollable crying. It feels like I have been slam-dunked into severe depression. Very uncomfortable feeling. It passes after a day or so, but taking this Ativan is really not worth the trip. Of course feeling like I am going to come out of my skin and manic isn't very comfortable either. What to do?!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sudden mood swing from mania to depression with anxiety

Jan 3, 2011 (Started Oct 16, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Treat my mood condition(s): None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Anxious mood: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Altough Ativan works well for anxiety, which I have during mania, I do have a lot of problems if I take it for more than one day. It grabs ahold of the manic side of my bipolar disorder and slam dunks me into depression within 24 hours. I cry continuously for absolutely no reason and I have hallucinations. I cannot stop crying. It's like being on top of the world and falling into hell in less than 24 hours. I was almost hospitalized. It must interfere with my mood stablizer. I learned after a couple of incidents what was causing my psychotic episodes and now use Ativan only for major anxiety or panic attacks and then only once or twice a week if at all. Main problem I think is not enough communicating between my psychiatrist and my primary.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sudden mood swing from mania to depression with anxiety

Nov 25, 2009 (Started Oct 16, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Treat my mood condition(s): None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Anxious mood: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I was feeling very manic so I started taking this medication a couple times a day. After about 3 or 4 days of this, I changed mood dangerously fast from manic to depression with anxiety, paranoia and hallucinations, crying for no reason, it was terrible. I was so upset I could not work. I stopped immediately. Haven't taken it in a few days and I feel better. Now I am taking only Wellbutrin. I will continue to dose myself until I can get to my new psych on December 18.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sudden mood swing from mania to depression with anxiety

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discomposed
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discomposed
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Low
30 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: b
I have:
Bipolar I

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Nov 15, 2013 (Started Nov 06, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Social Anxiety Disorder: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Agoraphobia: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Anxiety attacks: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

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LittleBean
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LittleBean
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 0
Mania: 1
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Moderate
29 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: b
I have:
GAD

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Apr 1, 2011 (Started Dec 28, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Anxious mood: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Social Anxiety Disorder: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Panic attacks: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: In combination with Risperidone, it made me a little drowsy. Since changing from Cipralex to Celexa, I haven't had any panic attacks or needed to take Ativan.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Slowed thinking

Dec 6, 2010 (Started Dec 28, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Social Anxiety Disorder: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Anxious mood: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Panic attacks: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Was particularly helpful for panic attacks at the end of the school term and during finals. I did find it slowed me down a little bit.
Side effects: Slowed thinking

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