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Surprisingly Effective Treatments for Depression: Infographics, one of the most famous patient community sites, has been doing research for a long time. They use the data patients share anonymously about their symptoms, treatments and experiences. Now using the profiles of 944 members dealing with depression, they created this infographics that shows a few surprisingly effective treatments for depression.

While exercise and meditation are great treatment options, light therapy and massage seem to be effective alternative solutions.

It’s a nice way to mine the data e-patients share about their health management.

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  1. fascinating site. I joined to check it. I think with enough people (‘only’ 8k at the moment) and data, there might be some quite useful information to be gathered. I put in my condition (hypertension) and already started to learn a few things. I can see it getting better though, with more datapoints, better ‘customizability’ (like being able to view only those with life-long/genetic hypertension vs others, etc).

    May 4, 2010
  2. This is a really interesting post, Berci. It is fascinating to see how patient-driven websites are utilizing the data e-patients share about their health to create infographics and reveal surprising insights. One of our feature stories Decoding Data: looks at how data visualization can be incredibly effective tool for interpreting large quantities of information. Since the health space is inundated with vast amounts of data, infographics can help people make better sense of their health.

    May 4, 2010
  3. Thanks for the nice post Dr. Mesko

    February 22, 2015

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