What is Social Networking Online?

Category: Lifestyle Modifications

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A social network service focuses on building online communities of people who share interests and activities, or who are interested in exploring the interests and activities of others. Most social network services are web based and provide a variety of ways for users to interact, such as e-mail and instant messaging services.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Feelings of isolation 23 3
Increase effect of another treatment 13 4
Anxiety and frustration 9 2
General health 5 0
Personal enjoyment / entertainment 4 1
Loneliness 3 2

Show all 22 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 2
Mild 2
None 7

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Social Networking Online

Side effect Patients
get really bummed if folks don't respond to my entries 3
Anxious mood 2
Get paranoid that people are purposely not answering my messages 2
Anger 1
Costly (ie money or time) 1
fear of the reason people don't answer because the inherantly don't like me 1

Show all 9 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Social Networking Online

Dosage Patients
daily 7
as needed 3
twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Social Networking Online

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 1
See all 1 patient who’ve stopped using Social Networking Online

Duration

Currently using Social Networking Online

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 9
10 years or more 2

Stopped using Social Networking Online

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 5
Usually 1
Sometimes 6
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 5
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 10
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1 patient evaluation for Social Networking Online

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lilsweetpea2
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lilsweetpea2
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 3
Mania: 0
Emotional: 3
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Overwhelming
32 F
Function: Low
Distress: Moderate
I am: g
I have:
Bipolar I

See lilsweetpea2's full Social Networking Online history

Oct 2, 2010 (Started Apr 03, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Anxiety and frustration)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Fear of public or open places (Agoraphobia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: i love it but it can be addicting as well. Got to get out into the real world.

  • 0 helpful marks
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