A roundup of new resources, articles, and information on Psych Central.
Ask the Therapist
Our largest addition in the past month to our growing family has been with the launch of our newest, free feature, Ask the Therapist. You can learn more about this feature in our community update for this month. Our resident therapist has already answered over two dozen questions publicly.
We've added over 49 new resources to our Internet directory in the past month. Some highlights include:
A large website on eating disorder resources with information on Eating Disorder News, Treatment Centers, Websites, Books, Articles, and much more.
Pete Quily - Adult ADD Coach
This is a site that offers a lot of resources and articles about adult ADD (attention deficit disorder), including:
- 151 Positive Characteristics of ADDers
- Does ADD Really Exist?
- How to Start a Support Group
- ADHD Clinical Resources for Medical Professionals
- Teaching Students with ADHD
- Adult ADHD Screening Test for Symptoms of ADHD
- 35 Canadian ADHD Support Groups Listings by Province
This is a professionally written psychology site, offers info about leading analysts and theories, mental illnesses, therapies, personal development and health psychology.
Book: An Unquiet Mind
In Touched with Fire, Kay Redfield Jamison, a psychiatrist, turned a mirror on the creativity so often associated with mental illness. In this book she turns that mirror on herself. With breathtaking honesty she tells of her own manic depression, the bitter costs of her illness, and its paradoxical benefits: "There is a particular kind of pain, elation, loneliness and terror involved in this kind of madness.... It will never end, for madness carves its own reality." This is one of the best scientific autobiographies ever written, a combination of clarity, truth, and insight into human character. "We are all, as Byron put it, differently organized," Jamison writes. "We each move within the restraints of our temperament and live up only partially to its possibilities." Jamison's ability to live fully within her limitations is an inspiration to her fellow mortals, whatever our particular burdens may be.
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