I’ve only been with PatientsLikeMe a little over a month, but already I’ve been treated to the exciting launch of a brand new community: the Epilepsy community.
According to The Epilepsy Foundation, about three million Americans are affected by epilepsy and seizures (with 200,000 new cases every year). We’re excited about providing tools for epilepsy patients that will allow them to track their seizures, research and report on drugs and other treatments, communicate with other patients on the forums, and (perhaps most importantly) find patients just like them experiencing the same types of seizures (and see what’s working for them).
The community is currently in beta and is open to U.S. residents. We’re currently working on features and improvements and that will make the community even more useful for a lot more patients. So, if you or anyone you know suffers from epilepsy, please let them know about the community. By entering their information, not only can patients find support from others like them, they are also contributing valuable data for the purposes of research.
Also, if you know anyone affected by ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, HIV/AIDS, Mood Conditions (Anxiety, Bipolar, Depression, OCD, TSD), Multiple Sclerosis, or Parkinson’s Disease… please let them know about PatientsLikeMe!