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HealthyPlace.com, the Largest Consumer Mental Health Site, Launches Mediminder, a Free Medication Reminder Tool for the More Than 30 Million People Who Suffer From Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder and Other Mental Health Conditions
Date:3/17/2009

SAN ANTONIO, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthyPlace.com, which provides the most extensive depression and anxiety information on the internet, unveils Mediminder, a mental health medication reminder tool which alerts people daily via e-mail or text message when it's time to take their antidepressant, bipolar, anti-anxiety, ADHD or other psychiatric medication.

"This has been a lifesaver for me," exclaims Jean, a longtime HealthyPlace.com site member. "I'm always forgetting to take my antidepressant medication. Then when the withdrawal side-effects pop up, I remember that I didn't take my meds. It's horrible!"

Anyone who suffers from a diagnosed mood disorder or other psychiatric illness knows it's not always easy to remember to take their medication, even on a daily basis. Studies have proven that medication non-compliance is a significant problem in maintaining mood stability and recovering from mental health conditions. The reason for forgetting may be as simple as being too busy to remember or from experiencing memory problems from taking antipsychotics or anticonvulsants (mood stabilizers). Not only can this cause a return of psychiatric symptoms, but forgetting to take one's psychiatric medication can also result in antidepressant withdrawal (or other medication withdrawal) symptoms or the patient and doctor mistakenly thinking the prescribed mental health medicine is ineffective.


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