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Blain Nelson's Abuse Pages
Offers a load of information and resources on domestic violence and other types of abuse, although it's emphasis seems to be on the former. I liked it because it was written from the side of a former abuser, and so has a lot to say to those who may also be abusing their significant others and suggestions about how and where to get help. Could better present the information it has to offer, and check out a few broken links, but otherwise a top-notch resource.
http://www.blainn.com/abuse/ - 17-Jan-2000 - Hits: 3175 - Rate This | Details
Child Abuse Effects
Articles detailing the four types of child abuse (emotional, physical, sexual, and neglect), including signs, effects, and statistics for each. Topics also discussed are: sexual abuse victims (including victims with disabilities), sex offenders (including female, child, adolescent, and Internet offenders), laws governing child abuse, intervention, prevention, stories on child abuse, and a support forum to share your own child abuse story.
http://www.child-abuse-effects.com/ - 5-Nov-2005 - Hits: 5857 - Rate This | Details
A Place to Grow
Gina Weiss is the author of the article 'A Place to Grow' and believes sexual abuse of children is an issue in the collective consciousness of society, and it will remain so until enough healing has occurred to stem the tide of abuse. She suggests that as more survivors and perpetrators of abuse are healed, the overall level of denial in the collective consciousness will be reduced. Thereby paving the way for faster healing in the future such that at some point, there will be no more abuse.
http://www.aplacetogrow.com/images/Society'sRoleEndingAbuse.pdf - 4-Mar-2005 - Hits: 1958 - Rate This | Details
Kali Munro, Psychotherapist
Lots of easy-to-read self-help articles about sexual and ritual abuse including gay survivors, mother-daughter sexual abuse, male sexual abuse survivors, DID, and ritual abuse/cult programming. There are articles about relationships, lesbians and gay men, depression, body image, and depression. There are psychological self-quizzes dealing with relationships, impostor phenomenon, shame, anger, etc. Also available is a discussion and support forum/bulletin board about sexual abuse, DID, relationships, lesbian issues, and more.
http://www.KaliMunro.com/articles.html - 8-Sep-2001 - Hits: 6753 - Rate This | Details
Childhood and Adult Sexual Victimization - Living in the Aftermath
Sexually traumatized children and adults can feel stripped of their dignity and sense of control, and often reenact in feeling, thinking, and behavior the dissociated imprints of horrific, and loathsome memories. These and other untoward effects can encroach upon all spheres of a victim's existence- their bodies, minds, emotions, faith-based values, relationships, and cultural values.
http://giftfromwithin.org/html/chldhood.html - 22-Oct-2003 - Hits: 1361 - Rate This | Details
Recovered Memories of Sexual Abuse
Scientific research and scholarly resources about sexual abuse, recovered memories, and much more. Includes prevalence data, information on lasting effects, and many additional resources. Dr. Hopper states: "I am a researcher and therapist with a doctorate (Ph.D.) in clinical psychology. I am a licensed clinical psychologist, and for 15 years I have been a therapist to men and women abused in childhood, providing individual and group treatment. I have studied the characteristics of traumatic memories and the effects of psychological trauma on biological systems involved in emotion regulation. My collaborators include Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, a leader in the psychological trauma field at The Trauma Center and Boston University. I am currently Instructor at the Behavioral Psychopharmacology Research Laboratory at the Neuroimaging Center of McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School. In this position I am focusing studies of substance abuse in people with histories of child abuse and PTSD. The contents of this page reflect my level of experience and expertise, as well as opinions I have formed over the years."
http://www.jimhopper.com/memory/ - 5-Feb-2000 - Hits: 3629 - Rate This | Details
Making Daughters Safe Again
Making Daughters Safe Again (MDSA) is an organization specializing in providing support, information, and resources on the topic of mother-daughter sexual abuse. History and Purpose The mission of Making Daughters Safe Again (MDSA) is to support and advocate for survivors of mother-daughter sexual abuse (mdsa), to educate professionals and the general public, and to inspire action, knowledge, healing and hope. Since 1999, we have been featured by homestead.com twice and included in a national (US) press release as a model organization that utilizes the internet. We have also been referenced in major publications, had our original articles translated into several languages, and had our online materials requested by health care professionals, and those involved with the legal system. MDSA continues to be widely listed and honored on reputable web sites and recognized by the National Self-help Clearinghouse. We are also proud to be one of only a few organizations listed on the "incest" page on wikipedia. Our hope is that one day, society will be more aware of mother-daughter sexual abuse so that little girls can be saved, and survivors can receive the information, support and validation that they so richly deserve. Interested in Making a Difference?
http://mdsa-online.org - 15-Sep-2002 - Hits: 1744 - Rate This | Details
Dancing In The Darkness
This site serves as a safe haven for survivors of sexual abuse to share their thoughts and fears as well as words of hope and courage for others like them. The huge images on every page will take most users awhile to load initially (as well as the MP3 song on the homepage).
http://www.dancinginthedarkness.com/ - 10-Jul-2003 - Hits: 2374 - Rate This | Details
AMSOSA offers resources and information to adult male survivors, who were either sexually abused as a child or adult.
http://www.amsosa.com - 5-Apr-2009 - Hits: 2091 - Rate This | Details
Domestic Violence Resources
For mental health professionals, books, software and online articles on domestic violence theory, assessment and intervention.
http://www.daniel-sonkin.com - 19-Feb-2001 - Hits: 2440 - Rate This | Details
Domestic Violence Screening Quiz
A quick screening quiz that helps you determine whether you should seek help for an abusive relationship or domestic violence.
http://psychcentral.com/dvquiz.htm - 8-Jan-2002 - Hits: 5472 - Rate This | Details
Who Are the Victims of Domestic Violence?
Information about the makeup of individuals who often are victims of domestic violence.
http://psychcentral.com/library/domestic_victims.htm - 8-Jan-2002 - Hits: 1901 - Rate This | Details
Steps to Address Domestic Violence
Step-by-step instructions on how to better address your domestic violence situation by making plans and sticking to them. Victims should talk to family, friends, neighbors or co-workers about the domestic violence they experience. It may be helpful to call a domestic violence hotline for information, referrals and support.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/steps-to-address-domestic-violence/ - 8-Jan-2002 - Hits: 2274 - Rate This | Details
Symptoms of Domestic Violence
The common symptoms of domestic violence and an abusive relationship.
http://psychcentral.com/library/domestic_sx.htm - 8-Jan-2002 - Hits: 3856 - Rate This | Details
Domestic Violence Organizations and Resources
There are local, state and national support systems available to help victims of domestic violence. They can help with housing, legal information, welfare, treatment and counseling. For a list of local and state domestic violence shelters and programs, look in the area phone book.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/domestic-violence-organizations-and-resources/ - 8-Jan-2002 - Hits: 1111 - Rate This | Details
The Common Pattern of Domestic Violence
An article describing the common pattern of abusive relationships and domestic violence.
http://psychcentral.com/library/domestic_pattern.htm - 8-Jan-2002 - Hits: 3196 - Rate This | Details
What Is Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence is when one partner in an intimate relationship abuses the other. The abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional or a combination of all three. This is a great article that helps a person learn about domestic violence with statistics about this disturbing problem.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/what-is-domestic-violence/ - 8-Jan-2002 - Hits: 1348 - Rate This | Details
The Physical and Emotional Injuries of Domestic Violence
An article describing the physical and emotional injuries of domestic violence.
http://psychcentral.com/library/domestic_injuries.htm - 8-Jan-2002 - Hits: 2391 - Rate This | Details
Understanding Domestic Violence
An introductory article to help you understand domestic violence, especially if you are unfamiliar with the concept.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/understanding-domestic-violence/ - 8-Jan-2002 - Hits: 1620 - Rate This | Details
Telling Family and Friends About Your Abuse
A brief article that explains how you can tell your friends and family about your abusive relationship.
http://psychcentral.com/library/domestic_family.htm - 8-Jan-2002 - Hits: 1247 - Rate This | Details
Understanding the Effects of Domestic Violence
Domestic violence physically, psychologically and socially affects women, men and their families.
Initially, the abuse usually is an attempt by one partner to exert control through intimidation, fear, verbal abuse or threats of violence. Victims of domestic violence may be isolated from friends, family and neighbors and lose their network of social support. With time, the abusive partner, or batterer, may use increasingly severe methods to maintain control. Eventually the violence may lead to serious injury and can result in hospitalization, or death.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/understanding-the-effects-of-domestic-violence/ - 8-Jan-2002 - Hits: 5065 - Rate This | Details
Who Are the Abusers of Domestic Violence?
People often misunderstand and have misconceptions about who the abusers are in an abusive relationship. This article helps dispell some of those myths.
http://psychcentral.com/library/domestic_abusers.htm - 8-Jan-2002 - Hits: 2461 - Rate This | Details
What Causes Domestic Violence?
A brief article describing some of the theoretical and actual causes of domestic violence.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/what-causes-domestic-violence/ - 8-Jan-2002 - Hits: 9736 - Rate This | Details
Domestic Violence Doesnt Discriminate
A good overview article on domestic violence and abusive relationships, helping you to understand that it's a more complicated issue than what it might first seem. Psychological abuse can be hard to recognize because it does not produce physical scars. Yet many women agree that it is actually much harder to bear than physical abuse, according to Elaine Weiss, Ed.D. of the Department of Family Preventive Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/domestic-violence-doesnt-discriminate/ - 8-Jan-2002 - Hits: 4001 - Rate This | Details
Dealing with Domestic Abuse: Lessons from Kathy By Dr. Angelea Panos
Kathy was a smart, logical and practical woman. At 27, she already owned her own home, car and successful floral business. She was awe-struck the moment she saw Kirk. He was handsome and very charming. He came into her store to buy two dozen roses for his girl-friend. “It must have been quite a fight,” Kathy joked. Little did she know how true her words were. Kirk smiled, but said nothing. However, he came back a couple of days later for more flowers. Kathy asked him how it had worked out.“We broke up.” he stated. “I am here to get some flowers for my mother who is in the hospital.” Nearly every day he came in and bought flowers, and their conversations grew longer. After a couple of weeks Kirk asked her out.
http://www.giftfromwithin.org/html/dviolenc.html - 22-Oct-2003 - Hits: 4470 - Rate This | Details
The Dynamics of Spousal Abuse
Articles regarding intimate partner battering, domestic violence, and spousal abuse.
http://www.narcissistic-abuse.com/abusefamily.html - 18-Apr-2004 - Hits: 1476 - Rate This | Details
Ritual Abuse, Ritual Crime, and Healing information and resources for survivors, therapists, and others.
http://ra-info.org/ - 5-Aug-2006 - Hits: 2407 - Rate This | Details
A newsgroup for rape survivors.
news:alt.support.rape-survivors - 25-Feb-2000 - Hits: 1020 - Rate This | Details
An organization of diverse individuals committed through research, education, advocacy, and activism to the prevention, treatment and elimination of all forms of sexual victimization of boys and men.
http://www.malesurvivor.org/ - 5-Jun-2001 - Hits: 1090 - Rate This | Details
The Wounded Healer Journal
The Wounded Healer Journal (TWHJ) is the oldest point of presence on the web for psychotherapists and others who have experienced the devastation of trauma including child abuse. Created and maintained from 1995-2002 by Linda Chapman, TWHJ is now managed by Carol McClure.
To find out how to report child abuse click here. To go to the Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website click here.
TWHJ has both forums and chat rooms for Adult Survivors of Trauma and Abuse. We also have a Resources site that can assist you in finding more information about many of the topics found in the forums.
Topics discussed in the TWHJ Forums include: Treatment after abuse and trauma (counseling, psychotherapy, psychiatric care), psychological effects of child sexual abuse, neglect, physical and verbal abuse, domestic violence, dissociative identity disorder (DID - formerly multiple personality disorder or MPD), PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), dealing with emotional maltreatment, abandonment, ritual abuse, depression, panic and anxiety, incest, sexual assault, self injury, eating disorders, alternative therapies including EMDR and energy therapies like Healing Touch, mental health resources, health issues, male survivors, relationship issues, crisis lines, finding a therapist, bipolar disorder, addiction, grief and loss, and spirituality -- to name a few.
http://www.twhj.com/ - 27-Dec-2001 - Hits: 2659 - Rate This | Details
Archives of the Narcissistic Abuse Study List
The full archives of the Narcissistic Abuse Study List - links, articles, and resources regarding Pathological Narcissism, relationships with abusive narcissists, and the Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD).
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/narcissisticabuse/conversations/messages - 9-Oct-2001 - Hits: 4547 - Rate This | Details
A lily or a rose?
Support group and resource site for people dealing with mental health, bullying and abuse/trauma issues. Many of the pages are based around poems the author has written. The author invites readers to submit their own creative work for healing and discussion.
http://webspace.webring.com/people/ng/gold_blood/SupportNetworking.html - 27-May-2002 - Hits: 2764 - Rate This | Details
This support group has been formed to offer an outstretched hand to adult survivors of abuse (physical, verbal, emotional or sexual abuse). Join this list and communicate with others who understand your needs and wants. Seek support from others and be there to support them through their difficult times, too.
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/AbusedSurvivors/info - 11-Jun-2002 - Hits: 11746 - Rate This | Details
Hope For Healing.Org
Offering help to rape and abuse survivors via forums, chats, newsletter, information on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), domestic violence (DV) and more. Listserves for survivors, men and partners are also offered.
http://www.hopeforhealing.org - 19-Aug-2002 - Hits: 3823 - Rate This | Details
Christian Survivors Forums
This forum is a safe place for survivors of abuse to honestly deal with their hurt, and their issues in a Christian fellowship. We spend time working through issues as a group, supporting each other as friends. It is a forum for those genuinely wanting to heal from their pasts, and move on into true survivorship!
http://www.christiansurvivors.com/forums/ - 1-Oct-2002 - Hits: 2455 - Rate This | Details
Pandora's Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing information, support, and resources to survivors of rape and sexual abuse and their friends and family. We have been devoted to recovery and healing since 1999.
http://www.pandys.org/ - 4-Oct-2006 - Hits: 2866 - Rate This | Details
Adult Survivors of Child Abuse
Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (ASCA) is an individual and group support program for adult survivors of physical, sexual, and/or emotional child abuse or neglect.
ASCA's StepWork (21 steps) is a statement of the tasks and issues that most adult survivors face during their recovery from child abuse. Unlike some self-help programs, ASCA does not require that participants work the steps - although you may choose to do so - or that the steps be worked in a linear order. StepWork is a process whereby you concentrate on one particular step at a time in a given recovery program.
The Morris Center's "Survivor to Thriver" manual (a 115 page guidebook for ASCA participants, as well as for any survivor of physical, sexual and/or emotional child abuse or neglect) and all ASCA materials are available free to download.
http://www.ascasupport.org/ - 4-Oct-2006 - Hits: 7259 - Rate This | Details
After Silence is a community designed to help survivors communicate in the recovery of rape, sexual abuse, and domestic violence. Their mission is to support, empower, validate, and educate survivors, as well as their families and supporters.
http://www.aftersilence.org/ - 8-Oct-2006 - Hits: 7705 - Rate This | Details
Chat and Forums community with resources for abuse survivors.
http://www.fortrefuge.com/ - 11-Jun-2008 - Hits: 2066 - Rate This | Details
12 Step Cyber Cafe
A fun and cozy place to learn and live the 12 steps. The 12 Step Cafe supports 12 step programs and those people who follow a path of recovery in their lives.
http://www.12steps.org/ - 17-Jan-2000 - Hits: 2275 - Rate This | Details
Grant Me The Serenity ...
A nice, well-rounded addiction and recovery site which is both attractively-designed and full of hundreds of useful, categorized links to relevant support groups, organizations, and online resources.
http://web.archive.org/web/20041118093857/open-mind.org - 21-Jan-2000 - Hits: 1159 - Rate This | Details
Information and FAQs on family and executive intervention for alcoholism, drug addiction, gambling, computer addiction, other self-destructive behavior, from Vaughn J. Howland.
http://www.intervention.com - 14-Jul-2000 - Hits: 1155 - Rate This | Details
Addiction Recovery Guide: Your Internet Guide to Recovery
A recovery resource for drug and alcohol addiction including an active message board, evaluation, recovery programs, treatment locators, residential treatment centers and holistic approaches including acupuncture, biofeedback, hypnosis, meditation, nutrition and yoga. The site subscribes to the HONcode principles.
http://www.addictionrecoveryguide.org/ - 16-Apr-2004 - Hits: 3321 - Rate This | Details
Addiction Resource Guide
Addiction Resource Guide is an independent Internet publisher. The directory provides in-depth information about treatment facilities presented in a standardized format (includes facility name, location type of program, and types of special populations).
http://www.addictionresourceguide.com/ - 5-Sep-2006 - Hits: 1388 - Rate This | Details
FAQ' s on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
NIAAA's FAQs on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse.
http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/alcohol-health - 18-Mar-2000 - Hits: 1003 - Rate This | Details
Alcohol and Depression
Dr. Martin's article on alcoholism states how there are common signs between alcoholism and major depression. Alcohol, according to Dr. Martin, is a depression-causing drug. Listed in this article are many things to know about how alcoholism and depression are comorbid, or related to each other.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/alcohol-and-depression/ - 3-Mar-2006 - Hits: 6095 - Rate This | Details
Facts About Marijuana Use
An informative article describing straight facts about marijuana and marijuana use.
http://psychcentral.com/library/sa_factsm.htm - 25-Jan-2002 - Hits: 1681 - Rate This | Details
Levels of Treatment for Substance Abuse
There are four main types of substance abuse treatment: Level I -- outpatient treatment; Level II -- intensive outpatient treatment; Level III -- medically monitored intensive inpatient treatment; Level IV -- medically managed intensive inpatient treatment. This article describes them all.
http://psychcentral.com/library/sa_txlevels.htm - 25-Jan-2002 - Hits: 1182 - Rate This | Details
Addiction and Attention Deficit Disorder
Special considerations in treating individuals who have both attention deficit disorder and substance abuse.
http://www.baltimorepsych.com/add_and_addiction.htm - 11-Jun-2002 - Hits: 1563 - Rate This | Details
Facts About Cocaine
Informative article describing the straight facts about cocaine and cocaine usage.
http://psychcentral.com/library/sa_factsco.htm - 25-Jan-2002 - Hits: 1756 - Rate This | Details
Sexual Compulsives Anonymous
Sexual Compulsives Anonymous (SCA) is a 12-Step fellowship, inclusive of all sexual orientations, open to anyone with a desire to recover from sexual compulsions.
http://www.sca-recovery.org/ - 5-Feb-2000 - Hits: 4636 - Rate This | Details
Sexual Addiction Screening Quiz
A quick screening quiz to help you determine if you might be suffering from a sexual addiction.
http://psychcentral.com/sexquiz.htm - 3-Jan-2002 - Hits: 2735 - Rate This | Details
Diagnosing Sexual Addiction
While there is no official diagnosis for sex addiction, clinicians and researchers have attempted to define the disorder using criteria based on chemical dependency literature. More generally, sex addicts tend to organize their world around sex in the same way that cocaine addicts organize theirs around cocaine. Their goal in interacting with people and in social situations is obtaining sexual pleasure.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/symptoms-of-sexual-addiction/ - 3-Jan-2002 - Hits: 6607 - Rate This | Details
Is Someone I Know Addicted to Sex?
If you believe someone you know has a problem with sexual addiction, read this article to discover how you can find out and help the person seek assistance for their problem.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/is-someone-i-know-addicted-to-sex/ - 3-Jan-2002 - Hits: 1809 - Rate This | Details
If You Think You Have a Problem with Sexual Addiction
You might find that seeking help for sex addiction is difficult because your addicted brain wants sexual stimulation and pleasure in much the same way a cocaine addict wants cocaine. Addiction tricks your brain into its “survival mode,” creating a biochemical reward mechanism to continue sexual behavior despite the harmful effects on loved ones and yourself.
The professional who evaluates you will consider three general things before determining the most appropriate type of treatment: the severity of the addiction, your motivation to change and available support from family or friends.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/if-you-think-you-have-a-problem-with-sexual-addiction/ - 3-Jan-2002 - Hits: 2648 - Rate This | Details
What Is Sexual Addiction?
An introductory article to what sexual addiction is and is not. Sexual addiction is best described as a progressive intimacy disorder characterized by compulsive sexual thoughts and acts. Like all addictions, its negative impact on the addict and on family members increases as the disorder progresses. Over time, the addict usually has to intensify the addictive behavior to achieve the same results.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/what-is-sexual-addiction/ - 3-Jan-2002 - Hits: 2136 - Rate This | Details
Understanding More about Sexual Addiction
A brief, informational article about sexual addiction. Some healthcare professionals do not feel that sex “addiction” is the appropriate terminology for this disorder, but most agree that the syndrome is a real one.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/understanding-more-about-sexual-addiction/ - 3-Jan-2002 - Hits: 2109 - Rate This | Details
Is Sexual Addiction a Recognized Disorder?
An article answering the question often posed to mental health professionals about whether a person can be diagnosed with sexual addiction.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/is-sexual-addiction-a-recognized-disorder/ - 3-Jan-2002 - Hits: 2218 - Rate This | Details
What Causes Sexual Addiction?
Why some people, and not others, develop an addiction to sex is poorly understood. Possibly some biochemical abnormality or other brain changes increase risk. The fact that antidepressants and other psychotropic medications have proven effective in treating some people with sex addiction suggests that this might be the case. This article that delves into some of the possible causes of sexual addiction.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/what-causes-sexual-addiction/ - 3-Jan-2002 - Hits: 4077 - Rate This | Details
Treatment for Sexual Addiction
An overview of treatment strategies used by mental health professionals for sexual addiction. Unlike drug or alcohol treatment, the goal of sexual addiction treatment is not lifelong abstinence, but rather a termination of compulsive, unhealthy sexual behavior. Since it is very difficult for a sex addict to distinguish between healthy and unhealthy sex, programs usually encourage abstinence from any sexual behavior during the first phase of treatment. Many programs suggest a 60- to 90-day period of self-imposed abstinence. This enables you, along with the treatment team, to understand the emotional cues and circumstances that trigger sexual thought and compulsive sexual behavior.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/treatment-for-sexual-addiction/ - 3-Jan-2002 - Hits: 2314 - Rate This | Details
Formerly called Christian Recovery Connection, Alcoholics Victorious (AV) is a network of Christian support groups for chemically dependent persons. AV support groups offer a safe environment where recovering people who recognize Jesus Christ as their "Higher Power" gather together and share their experience, strength and hope. AV meetings use both the 12 Steps and the Alcoholics Victorious Creed.
http://alcoholicsvictorious.org/ - 19-Jan-2000 - Hits: 1063 - Rate This | Details
A coalition of ministries dedicated to helping the Christian community become a safe and helpful place for people recovering from addiction, abuse or trauma.
http://www.christianrecovery.com/ - 5-Sep-2006 - Hits: 1006 - Rate This | Details
A newsgroup on recovering from sexual addictions.
news:alt.recovery.addiction.sexual - 29-Feb-2000 - Hits: 1780 - Rate This | Details
Alcohol & Substance Abuse Symptoms
A description of symptoms related to alcohol and substance abuse.
The symptoms must also have never met the criteria for Alcohol/Substance Dependence for this class of substance or alcohol.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/alcohol-substance-abuse-symptoms/ - 30-May-2000 - Hits: 3553 - Rate This | Details
Alcohol & Substance Dependence Symptoms
Dependence upon alcohol or a specific substance (such as cocaine, nicotine, marijuana, etc.) is characterized by a maladaptive pattern of alcohol or substance use, leading to clinically significant impairment or distress.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/alcohol-substance-dependence-symptoms/ - 30-May-2000 - Hits: 2100 - Rate This | Details
Dual Diagnosis Recovery Network
Dual Diagnosis Foundations Recovery Center is a comprehensive Web resource for individuals suffering from co-occurring substance abuse and mental illness. They also offer a continuum of care for those battling with co-occurring disorders including outpatient services, vocational rehabilitation and residential programs. Treatment programs are available at the following locations: LaPaloma Treatment Center in Memphis, TN, Michael's House in Palm Springs, CA and The Canyon in Malibu, CA.
http://www.dualdiagnosis.org/ - 9-Jan-2002 - Hits: 1681 - Rate This | Details
10 Acre Ranch
Long-term residential drug and alcohol rehab for chronic relapsers, located in the Riverside, CA foothills area.
http://www.10acreranch.org/ - 23-Mar-2004 - Hits: 1051 - Rate This | Details
Milestones Ranch Malibu
Milestones Ranch Malibu is a treatment facility that emphasizes the treatment of co-occurring, dual diagnosis and associated conditions, in conjunction with substance abuse and addiction issues to achieve the best long-term results for each patient. Located on 150 acres in the Santa Monica mountains, just above Malibu, CA.
http://www.milestonesranch.com/ - 20-Jul-2005 - Hits: 1942 - Rate This | Details
Serenity Vista Treatment Center of Boquete, Panama is a private luxury rehab center offering an addiction recovery program based on the Minnesota Model of the world-renowned Hazelden Treatment Center. Their approach integrates the disease concept of addiction, twelve step fellowship, and spirituality.
http://www.serenityvista.com/ - 15-Nov-2005 - Hits: 1131 - Rate This | Details
Alzheimer's Disease Introduction
An introduction and overview into Alzheimer's disease, including symptoms, how a diagnosis is made, treatment options, research and additional support organizations available.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/alzheimers/ - 12-Nov-2004 - Hits: 1139 - Rate This | Details
Alzheimer's Disease Education & Referral Center
A comprehensive Alzheimer's resource from the National Institute on Aging. The Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center Web site will help you find current, comprehensive Alzheimer's disease (AD) information and resources from the National Institute on Aging (NIA).
http://www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers - 12-Nov-2004 - Hits: 1067 - Rate This | Details
Alzheimer's Disease Symptoms
A description of symptoms related to dementia of the Alzheimer's type, the development of multiple cognitive deficits manifested by both memory impairment and cognitive disturbances. Alzheimer's disease is a neurocognitive disorder (either major or minor, depending upon its severity) that has an insidious onset and gradual progression in cognitive impairment.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/alzheimers-disease-symptoms/ - 31-May-2000 - Hits: 1350 - Rate This | Details
National Anxiety/Panic Disorder Newsletter
Your FREE Guide To Anxiety, Panic Attacks & Phobias Do you feel like you have, or could be developing, an anxiety disorder? This website contains much of the most recent anxiety and panic attacks related information available and is updated regularly as more research becomes available. Are you experiencing panic attacks, increased anxiety, phobias or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder? It is important as a sufferer, to understand as much as you can about your anxiety and panic attacks. Why? Due to the volume of research occuring, many of our local doctors and therapists may not be as familiar as they would like to be with anxiety disorders and panic attacks. You need to make a special effort, starting today, to be sure that you know about and can ask for the best anxiety and panic attacks treatments available. This site is dedicated to those people who wish to educate themselves about their anxiety and panic attacks, phobias and obsessions and find fast and permanent solutions to their anxiety condition.
http://www.npadnews.com/ - 7-Jan-2000 - Hits: 1551 - Rate This | Details
Anxiety Disorders Association of America
One of the best places to go on the Net today for information relating to anxiety disorders and panic attacks. Includes message boards, chat rooms, recommended books, educational articles, and informative news.
http://www.adaa.org/ - 16-Jun-2000 - Hits: 10048 - Rate This | Details
NIMH Anxiety Disorders
The Anxiety Disorders Education Program is a national education campaign developed by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to increase awareness among the public and health care professionals that anxiety disorders are real illnesses that can be effectively diagnosed and treated.
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/anxiety-disorders/index.shtml - 18-Jun-2000 - Hits: 1981 - Rate This | Details
Panic/Anxiety Disorders - About.com
About.com's guide to anxiety and panic disorders.
http://panicdisorder.about.com/ - 18-Jun-2000 - Hits: 2380 - Rate This | Details
The Social Phobia/Social Anxiety Association (SP/SAA), a non-profit organization, was officially organized in 1997 to meet the growing needs of people throughout the world who have social phobia/social anxiety. Information about social anxiety and social phobia, fact sheet, and support groups in your community.
http://socialphobia.org/ - 18-Jun-2000 - Hits: 7821 - Rate This | Details
This site exists to provide information and support for those suffering from emetophobia, or the fear of vomiting. emetophobia: a persistent, abnormal, and unwarranted fear of vomiting or fear of throwing up, despite the understanding by the phobic individual and reassurance by others that there is no danger.
http://www.emetophobia.com - 2-Oct-2000 - Hits: 3020 - Rate This | Details
A self-help guide for people with anxiety disorders, and the professionals who serve them. An interesting site with information on mastering anxiety, support groups, diaphragmatic breathing, stage fright, social phobia, fear of flying, and more.
http://www.anxietycoach.com - 1-Jul-2001 - Hits: 7408 - Rate This | Details
The Panic Center
A site dedicated to self-help and promoting communication between people with anxiety and their family doctor, includes information about panic and agoraphobia, a screening test for anxiety disorders and depression, an interactive self-guided 12-week cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) program for panic disorder and agoraphobia, as well as a moderated support group. A clean, well-designed site with a lot of straight-forward information that makes it easy for people to talk to their doctors about their concerns. The screening test even allows you to print out a note to hand to your doctor to help start the discussion.
http://www.paniccenter.net/Default.aspx?redirect=/Default.aspx - 31-Aug-2002 - Hits: 2920 - Rate This | Details
International Association of Anxiety Management
A free resource for sufferers of anxiety disorders, panic attacks and phobias from the International Association of Anxiety Management.
http://www.anxman.org/ - 13-Apr-2003 - Hits: 1182 - Rate This | Details
Mind Tools Stress Management Skills
Tips and techniques helping you manage the stress in your working life through stress management information and techniques. A lot of helpful articles to help you deal with stress that appear to be accurate and fairly comprehensive.
http://www.mindtools.com/pages/main/newMN_TCS.htm - 5-Nov-2003 - Hits: 1859 - Rate This | Details
Anxiety and Panic site put together by ex-sufferer Paul David. You will find plenty of valuable free information here, from someone who went through it and came out the other side.
http://www.anxietynomore.co.uk - 17-Jul-2006 - Hits: 1362 - Rate This | Details
Do You Panic
Will Beswick's site is dedicated to helping people, who suffer at the hands of panic or anxiety and the repetitive or obsessive thoughts and behaviors which often follow. It has been awarded ***** (5 stars) by the UK Mental Health Foundation and has also received excellent reviews from The National (UK) Phobics Society, Anxietynomore, The Chipmunka Foundation and NoMorePanic.
http://www.doyoupanic.co.uk - 11-Jun-2008 - Hits: 1295 - Rate This | Details
Live FREE advice within 24 hours to your confidential questions on panic, agoraphobia, social anxiety, PTSD, and OCD by a noted licensed clinical psychologist specializing in anxiety.
http://www.anxietyhotline.com - 26-Aug-2008 - Hits: 1315 - Rate This | Details
Tips for Better Managing Your Stress
There has to be a better way. Stewing around in life, upset because things did not turn out the way they were supposed to is not the best way to deal with your life. You deserve better. Do you want to learn how to manage your stress better? You do? Click on this article, and find out how.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/tips-for-better-managing-your-stress/ - 29-Mar-2006 - Hits: 1016 - Rate This | Details
20 Tips to Tame Your Stress
Dr. Ponton lists 20 quick and easy tips to help calm your stress and help put you in a better mood. Curl up, get comfortable, and enjoy this article!
http://psychcentral.com/lib/20-tips-to-tame-your-stress/ - 29-Mar-2006 - Hits: 6787 - Rate This | Details
Does Stress Cause Heart Disease?
Can a person acquire heart disease because of stress? It is true that stress is bad and it is harmful to a persons health in extremes. What damage can stress do? Relax, take a deep breath, and find out here.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/does-stress-cause-heart-disease/ - 29-Mar-2006 - Hits: 1199 - Rate This | Details
The Anxiety Network Book Store
Extensive collection of the latest and best selling help books for Anxiety Disorders.
http://anxietynetwork.com/content/store - 23-Nov-2000 - Hits: 1401 - Rate This | Details
A Layman's Guide to Managing Fear
Stanley Popovich endured his share of fear and anxiety over the years. Unable to find the help he needed, the author decided to undertake his own research. The result is "A Layman's Guide to Managing Fear Using Psychology, Christianity and Non Resistant Methods” - an easy to read book based on a combination of research and personal experience. The author writes:
Looking for all of the answers in how to manage your most persistent fears and anxiety? I deal with fear on a personal level and I found it difficult to find all of the answers in managing my anxieties. I read some anxiety books and talked to various professionals, however I still had trouble dealing with certain fears and anxieties. Eventually, I wrote a book that presents all of the ways to help manage those hard to manage fears and anxieties. Let me explain the process of how I found those answers.
I first went to my local bookstore to find those books that dealt with fear and anxiety. I looked for those books that reviewed the techniques in how to manage certain fears and anxieties. As I read these books, I wrote down some notes on those techniques that I found most useful in managing my fears. I noticed that each book said something different and there wasn't always a complete review of all the techniques to manage fear and anxiety. As a result, I started a notebook and every time I found a technique that was useful in managing my fears, I would write it down in my small notebook.
Secondly, I talked to various psychologists and clergyman and they provided me with additional information. Again, I would write down the information that the professionals gave me that I felt was most useful in managing these fears. The professionals were very helpful, however there were times they were not able to answer all of my questions. Although I had a lot of good information, I still had trouble dealing with certain fears and anxieties. I realized that it would have to be up to me to find the solutions to some of my problems. The first thing I did was to review my notebook of all the techniques that I learned from my research. I then started to practice using these techniques. I made it a point that every time I would experience a fearful or anxiety related situation, I would use the information in my notebook to help me. After the anxiety would go away I would write down in my notebook what techniques worked and which ones didn't work. In every anxiety related situation I experienced, I began to learn what worked, what didn't work, and what I needed to improve on in managing my fear and anxiety.At the same time, I would continue to talk to various professionals to learn and improve to become better at managing the many types of fears and anxieties. I would review what I have learned with these professionals and they would provide me with additional information so that I would be better able to deal with my fears in the future. I did this research for around fourteen years and during this time, I gained a lot of valuable information on how to manage fear and anxiety. I eventually realized that my notes contained a lot of information and personal experiences that could help a lot of other people deal with their fears. I eventually wrote a book that focuses on result oriented techniques in managing fear.
The main point of this article is that no matter how difficult it is to manage your fear and anxiety, the answers are out there if you look hard enough. It might take some hard work and persistence, but it is possible to find those techniques that work for you.
http://www.managingfear.com - 28-Jul-2004 - Hits: 1201 - Rate This | Details
Yahoo Support Groups - Anxiety
A listing of online support groups for anxiety, hosted by Yahoo Groups.
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/search?query=anxiety - 24-Apr-2000 - Hits: 4293 - Rate This | Details
Panic Attacks - Yahoo Support Groups
A list of online support groups for panic attack sufferers hosted by Yahoo Groups.
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/search?query=panic - 13-Jul-2001 - Hits: 1165 - Rate This | Details
The Anxiety Help Community
A community for people who suffer from anxiety and panic disorders. Includes articles on symptoms and treatments, an annotated links directory, a glossary, as well as a forum and chat room.
http://anxietyhelp.org/category/7/anxiety-help - 17-Feb-2004 - Hits: 3609 - Rate This | Details
An online support community where you can share your fears, frustrations and even a laugh or two, with people who understand and care.
http://openarms30371.yuku.com/ - 6-Apr-2003 - Hits: 2513 - Rate This | Details
Anxiety Zone is a non-profit mental health community dedicated to the support of those suffering from anxiety disorders such as Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Hypochondria, Panic Disorder, Depression, Phobias, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
http://www.anxietyzone.com/ - 23-Apr-2005 - Hits: 11933 - Rate This | Details
Panic and Anxiety Connection
A website for a free online email based support group for all anxiety and depressive disorders.
http://www.pac-connection.com/ - 5-Dec-2005 - Hits: 2209 - Rate This | Details
Social Anxiety Support Chat
A place for social anxiety (social phobia) sufferers to chat and provide support for one another.There exists no one in the chat room that has any professional psychological or psychiatric training and all opinions expressed on Social Anxiety Disorder are strictly from personal experience.
http://www.socialanxietysupportchat.com/ - 12-Apr-2008 - Hits: 2015 - Rate This | Details
Anxiety Central Forums & Chat Room
Friendly support Forums and 24 hour Chat Room. A new community of support for sufferers of Mental Health Disorders. Anxiety, OCD, Agoraphobia, Health Anxiety, Panic, Depression, Bipolar and Related Disorders. A growing community of sufferers from all over the world. You are not alone!
http://www.anxiety-central.com/ - 16-Jun-2012 - Hits: 1748 - Rate This | Details
Anxiety and Panic disorders
A Topica mailing list for anxiety and panic disorders.
http://lists.topica.com/lists/panicattackfree/?cid=2295 - 6-Feb-2000 - Hits: 1337 - Rate This | Details
Emetophobia (Fear of vomiting)
To subscribe to this mailing list, you will need to compose a short email. Click on the link above and enter this text into the body of your email message (leave the subject line blank): subscribe emetophobia Your-name
Mailing list: mailto:[email protected] - 20-Feb-2000 - Hits: 1072 - Rate This | Details
A newsgroup on cognitive approaches to anxiety and panic disorders.
news:alt.recovery.panic-anxiety.self-help - 25-Feb-2000 - Hits: 2158 - Rate This | Details
A newsgroup on anxiety and panic disorders.
news:alt.support.anxiety-panic - 25-Feb-2000 - Hits: 1506 - Rate This | Details
A newsgroup on social phobias.
news:alt.support.social-phobia - 25-Feb-2000 - Hits: 1593 - Rate This | Details
Symptoms of Agoraphobia
A description of symptoms related to Agoraphobia, a fear of open or public places.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/agoraphobia-symptoms/ - 30-May-2000 - Hits: 2981 - Rate This | Details
Generalized Anxiety Disorder Symptoms
Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is more than the normal anxiety people experience day to day. It’s chronic and exaggerated worry and tension, even though nothing seems to provoke it. Having this disorder means always anticipating disaster, often worrying excessively about health, money, family, or work. Sometimes, though, the source of the worry is hard to pinpoint.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/generalized-anxiety-disorder-symptoms/ - 1-Jun-2000 - Hits: 7800 - Rate This | Details
Panic Attack Symptoms
A description of symptoms related to a panic attack, a discrete period of intense fear or discomfort. Panic attacks often occur in people who are diagnosed with Panic Disorder.
Certain culture-specific symptoms (e.g., tinnitus, neck soreness, headache, uncontrollable screaming or crying) are not linked to panic attacks and should not count as one of the four required symptoms.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/panic-attack-symptoms/ - 1-Jun-2000 - Hits: 4079 - Rate This | Details
Panic Disorder Symptoms
People with panic disorder have feelings of terror that strike suddenly and repeatedly, most often with no warning. They usually can’t predict when an attack will occur, and many develop intense anxiety between episodes, worrying when and where the next one will strike. In between times there is a persistent, lingering worry that another attack could come any minute.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/panic-disorder-symptoms/ - 1-Jun-2000 - Hits: 2286 - Rate This | Details
Articles and Essays
The old index of articles and essays I authored or published on Psych Central. You can still view this page for historical purposes, but all of the articles listed there are also listed within this index. (Indexed for archival purposes.)
http://psychcentral.com/pageone.htm - 8-Mar-2000 - Hits: 11607 - Rate This | Details
Manuals for empirically validated treatments
http://psychcentral.com/txmanul.htm - 1-Apr-2000 - Hits: 2177 - Rate This | Details
Healing Through the Light Within
There is a natural process of inner healing that can be facilitated through certain practices and understandings.
http://www.aplacetogrow.com/images/HealingThroughLight.pdf - 4-Mar-2005 - Hits: 1958 - Rate This | Details
Dr. Grohol's Presentations
A selection of professional presentations made by Dr. Grohol over the years. Most have to do with describing how the Internet is being used by mental health professionals and consumers.
http://psychcentral.com/presentations/ - 13-Feb-2001 - Hits: 1274 - Rate This | Details
Psychology of Weblogs
Weblogs (or "blogs") and their brethren, online journals, have infiltrated every crevice of our online society today. You can't shake a URL these days without stumbling upon someone's attempt at self-disclosure or ego-boosting linking. Weblogs have been around since the very first Web site was popularized, even before Yahoo, making them nearly as old as the Web itself. Yet it is only in recent years that they've gained greater attention and notoriety, as though a new phenomenon. If they were new, at least they might be interesting...
http://psychcentral.com/blogs/ - 17-May-2001 - Hits: 1007 - Rate This | Details
Choosing Happiness in Our LIves
All too often in our lives, we place happiness squarely out of reach. I hear people complain, "I'll never be happy," and "Happiness just wasn't meant for me." Unfortunately, these statements are symptomatic of the problem. Happiness is not out of reach; we just put it there due to other, often less important things, getting in our way...
http://psychcentral.com/archives/happiness.htm - 17-May-2001 - Hits: 3776 - Rate This | Details
Dangers of Diagnosis
It's a dangerous thing to throw around labels and diagnoses as though they have little meaning. This article examines those dangers and describes better ways to talk about these labels to maintain their informative value while losing their stigma.
http://psychcentral.com/archives/diagnosis.htm - 11-Feb-2004 - Hits: 1294 - Rate This | Details
An Overview to Understanding Mental Disorders
Mental disorders and mental illness are often misunderstood by most folks who either think everyone who's got one is just plain crazy or has a medical disease that simply needs medications. Neither extreme captures the complexity of mental disorders. This article examines the complex causes and origins of mental disorders found in most people, and describes how they are most commonly treated today.
http://psychcentral.com/archives/intro_mh.htm - 11-Feb-2004 - Hits: 1649 - Rate This | Details
Love Versus Infatuation
Love versus infatuation, important considerations before you take the plunge in a new relationship.
http://psychcentral.com/library/love_infatuation.html - 6-Nov-2004 - Hits: 5659 - Rate This | Details
Ideas for Building Self-Esteem
This article from Psych Central offers a few good ideas to help you build your self-esteem.
http://psychcentral.com/library/self_esteem.htm - 15-Nov-2004 - Hits: 6058 - Rate This | Details
Biased media reporting on this controversial technique. Learn more about Electroshock Therapy, and how it may work, and how some may fear it.
http://psychcentral.com/electro.htm - 1-Apr-2000 - Hits: 1224 - Rate This | Details
A Letter to My Psychiatrist
by Jaimie L. White
http://psychcentral.com/letter.htm - 1-Apr-2000 - Hits: 1077 - Rate This | Details
Psychotherapy for Depression
Your First and Best Treatment Choice This article was written in response to a number of shorter articles from an issue of the American Psychologist (June, 1995, Volume 50, Number 6). These articles were written in response to a prior article in this same journal, which made the same case for psychotherapy as being the treatment of choice for depression, but in gentler terms. I think the time for gentler terms is past and that individuals should be fully informed as to their treatment options, especially with regards to what has been conclusively shown to work for depression. Many individuals often turn to psychotropic medications for immediate relief of emotional problems. I don't believe the research backs up such a solution, as you will see below. Following the extensive quotes from the journal, I have also outlined the major points of these articles.
http://psychcentral.com/depress3.htm - 1-Apr-2000 - Hits: 4742 - Rate This | Details
9 Ways to Beat the Bah Humbugs
People from all walks of life and in all sorts of situations feel depressed, sad or out of it during the holidays. If you have the holiday blues, the following tips may help lift your spirits.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/nine-ways-to-beat-the-bah-humbugs/ - 3-Jan-2002 - Hits: 1914 - Rate This | Details
Review of Caught in the Net
Did Kimberly S. Young get it right in her new book on "Internet addiction?" A little bit. ABSTRACT: Kimberly S. Young, perhaps the world's best known advocate of helping people who spend too much time online, has a way with words. In her first book, Caught in the Net (John Wiley & Sons, 1998), she uses her wordweaving skills to offer pragmatic suggestions to the very real problems hundreds of people are suffering. What these problems are and what to call them remain a contentious issue for many researchers in this area. Young tries to, but ultimately fails, to sidestep this labeling issue, sometimes blaming the Internet for people's interpersonal, social, and psychological problems.
http://psychcentral.com/caught.htm - 1-Apr-2000 - Hits: 1185 - Rate This | Details
Internet Addiction Guide
A resource for objective, useful information about Internet addiction, a theorized disorder, by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. (updated April 16, 2005) What is Internet Addiction Disorder (IAD)? What "Internet addiction disorder" (IAD) is still difficult to define at this time. Much of the original research was based upon the weakest type of research methodology, namely exploratory surveys with no clear hypothesis or rationale backing them. Coming from an atheoretical approach has some benefits, but also is not typically recognized as being a strong way to approach a new disorder. More recent research has expanded upon the original surveys and anecdotal case study reports. However, as I will illustrate below later, even these studies don't support the conclusions the authors claim.
http://psychcentral.com/netaddiction/ - 1-Apr-2000 - Hits: 3653 - Rate This | Details
Articles & Essays
Archives of Old Psych Central Essays Past editorials by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. that have appeared on Psych Central.
http://psychcentral.com/archives/ - 8-Mar-2000 - Hits: 1115 - Rate This | Details
Stigmatization of Borderline Personality Disorder
Medicalization of mental disorders online (22 Jul 96)
http://psychcentral.com/archives/n080696.htm - 5-Apr-2000 - Hits: 1448 - Rate This | Details
Attention Deficit Disorder Association
Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) seeks to serve individuals with ADD or ADHD, as well as those who love, live with, teach, counsel, and treat those who do.
http://www.add.org/ - 24-Apr-2000 - Hits: 6480 - Rate This | Details
Perspectives on Adult and Child Attention Deficit Disorder
Articles on ethics, coping skills, medication issues and school advocacy.
There has been controversy about the use of medications to treat both children and adults with Attention Deficit Disorder There have been articles debating whether Ritalin is over or under prescribed. When people ask me about this, I tell them that I can only answer for the children and adults that I have evaluated or treated. Yes, there probably are some individuals who have received medication when some other treatment might have been better. On the other hand, there are probably others who were not been diagnosed for years and could have benefited from medication. Finally, even if someone has attention deficit disorder (ADHD) and is on medication, is it the best medication, dosage and timing?
http://ncpamd.com/category/attention-deficit-disorder/ - 1-Jul-2000 - Hits: 3305 - Rate This | Details
Outside the Box!
Original articles by teacher/parent, news, research, forum, and resource links for parents and teachers of kids with ADHD/Special Needs. Content, unless otherwise noted, written/copyrighted by Laurie Hagberg Please request permission to use material found on this site. As for reprinting, I ask that you include a link to that page rather than reprinting it. Do feel free to link to the resources here. Thank you! * * This web site, "Outside the Box," is for educational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for a consultation or visit with your family physician or other mental health specialist.
http://adhd.kids.tripod.com - 25-Mar-2001 - Hits: 1716 - Rate This | Details
The Invisible Clock
The Invisible Clock works as an automatic reminder system. It helps you master your time and be more focused, allowing you to keep control of your time instead of it controlling you. Plus the silent alert gives you freedom from looking at the clock and helps you be more present to tasks at hand. It has a timer with repeat option, an interval timer with 3 unique alerts per interal, and 12 daily alarms. An interesting product for people with ADD or ADHD.
http://www.invisibleclock.com - 1-Apr-2002 - Hits: 2950 - Rate This | Details
Free treatment referrals and resources for attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Information in articles and resources focus on medical and medication treatments for this disorder.
http://www.addreferral.com - 22-Oct-2002 - Hits: 4052 - Rate This | Details
Living with ADD
A wonderful site that provides a valuable resource to folks living with attention deficit disorder (ADD). Offers the usual array of articles, message boards, personal stories, links to other resources, and more. A simple site to navigate and use.
http://www.livingwithadd.com/ - 11-Dec-2002 - Hits: 6313 - Rate This | Details
Attention Deficit Disorder Resources
A national non-profit organization for people with attention deficit disorder (ADD). Their site features articles by national ADHD authorities as well as adults with ADD. In addition, they host the National ADHD Directory which has over 550 service providers listed.
Individuals can also sign up for the free monthly eNews. Memberships are available for $45 for the first year; $25 for additional years. Membership includes the 138 page Adult ADD Reader, our 8 page quarterly newsletter, ADDult ADDvice, and free access to our lending library with over 450 books, audiotapes and videos on ADHD in children, adolescents and adults.
http://www.addresources.org/ - 30-May-2004 - Hits: 2601 - Rate This | Details
Young ADD/ADHD People Matter
This site was setup by a survivor of ADHD to educate the world about the issues that matter to ADHD'ers. Has information related to ADHD/ADD and its treatments, oriented toward a younger audience. YADHDPM was set up at first because I was getting iritated searching the internet for a website which would explain AD/HD in a way that was easy for me to understand. The more I searched the more frustrated I became as it soon became clear that there was nothing available which made sense to me. So on a boring February day in 2000 I decided to fill the gap I saw, and so YADHDPM was born.
http://www.yadhdpm.co.uk/ - 22-Apr-2005 - Hits: 1252 - Rate This | Details
BrainTrain - Software to Train and Test the Brain
BrainTrain makes psychological testing software for ADD/ADHD and brain training software for cognitive rehabilitation
http://www.braintrain.com - 21-Aug-2007 - Hits: 1242 - Rate This | Details
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Symptoms
The essential feature of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) is a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development exhibited by deficits in performance at school, home, and in social relationships. ADHD begins in childhood. The symptoms of inattention and/or hyperactivity need to manifest themselves in a manner and degree which is inconsistent with the child’s current developmental level. That is, the child’s behavior is significantly more inattentive or hyperactive than that of his or her peers of a similar age.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd-symptoms/ - 30-May-2000 - Hits: 8814 - Rate This | Details
Diagnosing ADHD/ADD in Adults
For years, health professionals believed the signs and symptoms of ADHD vanished by the time a child became a teenager, with no long-lasting effects. Now they know that as many as two out of three children will continue to battle the disorder into adulthood. In addition, they are finding that an increasing number of adults who were misdiagnosed with other psychiatric conditions (such as a learning disability or attitude problem) or who went undiagnosed through childhood and adolescence actually have ADHD.
Here is information on how a mental health professional or doctor makes a diagnosis of attention deficit disorder in adults.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/diagnosing-adhd-add-in-adults/ - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 7200 - Rate This | Details
Diagnosing ADHD/ADD in Children
Information on how a mental health professional or doctor makes a diagnosis of attention deficit disorder in children.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/diagnosing-adhd-add-in-children/ - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 2079 - Rate This | Details
What Disorders are Link to ADHD?
An estimated 50 percent of people with attention deficit disorder (ADHD) also have other behavioral, emotional or academic problems that exist along side the disorder. Many times these other conditions or problems are not properly evaluated, and can complicate the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD. This article details on symptoms to watch for and when to diagnose.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/what-disorders-are-linked-to-adhd/ - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 2270 - Rate This | Details
Frequently Asked Questions about Childhood ADHD
The answers to the most frequently asked questions about attention deficit disorder. The adult ADHD FAQ is here.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/frequently-asked-questions-about-adhd/ - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 4943 - Rate This | Details
What Is Attention Deficit Disorder?
Since the early part of this century, doctors have ascribed an array of names to this constellation of behaviors—among them hyperkinesis, hyperactivity, minimal brain damage and minimal brain dysfunction. In the late 1970s, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) became the accepted term. According to the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV), ADHD is characterized by a “persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity or impulsivity that is more frequent and severe than is typically observed in individuals at a comparable level of development.”
http://psychcentral.com/lib/what-is-attention-deficit-disorder/ - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 1937 - Rate This | Details
An Introduction to ADHD
An introductory article to attention deficit disorders, for those diagnosed or know someone diagnosed for first time.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/an-introduction-to-adhd/ - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 3432 - Rate This | Details
What Makes Ritalin Work?
It’s pretty common knowledge that Ritalin—a prescription drug with the chemical name methylphenidate—is widely prescribed for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the United States. Here are answers to the question why the drug Ritalin, so often prescribed for attention deficit disorders, works.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/what-makes-ritalin-work/ - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 2092 - Rate This | Details
Treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder
It’s normal for parents to feel helpless and confused about the best ways to handle their child in these situations. Because kids with ADHD do not purposely decide to act up or not pay attention, traditional discipline—like spanking, yelling at, or calmly trying to reason with your son or daughter—usually does not work. Fortunately there are treatment options that can help alleviate the symptoms of ADHD and arm families with the tools needed to better handle problem behaviors when they arise.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/treatment-of-attention-deficit-disorder/ - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 2545 - Rate This | Details
What Causes Attention Deficit Disorders?
An article describing some of the possible causes of attention deficit disorders. Doctors do not know exactly what causes ADHD. Through the years, they have speculated that toxins, abnormal fetal development, diet, injury or poor parenting are to blame.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/what-causes-attention-deficit-disorders/ - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 2939 - Rate This | Details
Adult ADD Quiz
Online interactive version of a quiz which can help you measure and track adult attention deficit disorder.
http://psychcentral.com/addquiz.htm - 1-Apr-2000 - Hits: 9798 - Rate This | Details
Yahoo Support Groups - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
A list of online support groups dealing with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), hosted on Yahoo Groups.
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/search?query=ADHD - 24-Apr-2003 - Hits: 1574 - Rate This | Details
Psychoeducation, resources, latest research updates and the largest directory of ADD Clinicians online.
http://www.addconsults.com - 9-Dec-2001 - Hits: 6267 - Rate This | Details
ADDmirableWomen Support Group
One of the largest e-mail support groups for women with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD), also featuring several specialized sub-groups (for Christian women, older women, college students, etc.).
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ADDmirableWomen/info - 14-Oct-2003 - Hits: 1704 - Rate This | Details
ADD Forums is an online community for people who live with attention deficit disorder (with or without hyperactivity).
http://www.addforums.com/forums/index.php?referrerid=11 - 2-Jan-2004 - Hits: 2685 - Rate This | Details
One of the oldest mailing lists on this topic also has a Web site which is a very comprehensive resource on bipolar disorder, offering online resources, symptom lists, book lists, medications, treatment options, etc.
http://www.pendulum.org/ - 18-Jan-2000 - Hits: 1794 - Rate This | Details
An online community and extensive collection of resources which includes articles, newsletters, chat, forums, links and much more for those who struggle with this disorder.
http://bipolar.about.com - 17-Mar-2000 - Hits: 9674 - Rate This | Details
Information, medications, weight and weight control, personal stories and support for those diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. Sign or View the memoriams on our Suicide Wall. A personal web site by a bipolar diagnosed for 22 years. "I have walked many miles in your moccassins"
http://www.bipolarworld.net - 22-Oct-2000 - Hits: 5826 - Rate This | Details
Reliable, detailed information on the diagnosis and treatment of bipolar disorder, especially bipolar II.
http://www.psycheducation.org/ - 30-Oct-2000 - Hits: 3569 - Rate This | Details
McMan's Depression and Bipolar Web
In 2004, an editorial in the British Medical Journal cited two Stanford University studies that found that "expert patients" who took the trouble to learn about their illness and took active steps to manage it had much better outcomes than those who did not.
This website is meant to help individuals by giving them insight into their illness and behaviors, helping them make their own choices in treatment and recovery. This site includes more than 100 articles on all aspects of depression and bipolar, plus news, links, newsletter, forum, books, and message boards.
http://mcmanweb.com/ - 25-May-2001 - Hits: 4367 - Rate This | Details
Basket Weaving for Beginners
Practical suggestions for avoiding manic episodes or at least reducing their severity. It is based upon my personal experience of bipolar disorder over some 20 years.
http://lucidinterval.org - 19-Aug-2001 - Hits: 4206 - Rate This | Details
Creative and inspirational site regarding Bipolar Disorder. First hand account of the illness is given by the site owner. Educational and inspirational information is presented as well as creative writings.
http://www.bipolarbrain.com - 5-Sep-2001 - Hits: 10044 - Rate This | Details
Manic-depressive diary of my moods and memories. Family photos, poetry, and kitty pages. Recently updated!
http://bearybipolar.com/ - 13-Oct-2001 - Hits: 2302 - Rate This | Details
Information on the symptoms, causes and treatments of bipolar and other mental health disorders. Includes poetry and message boards as well as many online email support groups.
http://www.angelfire.com/home/bphoenix1/index.html - 23-May-2003 - Hits: 1133 - Rate This | Details
NIMH Bipolar Disorder
Going to Extremes: Bipolar Disorder A brief overview of the symptoms, treatments, and research findings.
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/bipolar-disorder/index.shtml - 26-Dec-2005 - Hits: 1041 - Rate This | Details
Bipolar Disorder Clinical Trials
Bipolar Disorder Clinical Trials from the U.S. federal government Clinical Trials database. Updated regularly.
http://psychcentral.com/cgi-bin/ct.cgi/bipolar - 29-Dec-2005 - Hits: 1042 - Rate This | Details
Moodswings is one of the first online psychotherapies for bipolar disorder. It is based on a successful validated manualized intervention, the MAPS programme, which was shown to reduce relapses into both mania and depression in a randomized controlled trial (submitted for publication). The website is open for registration as part of an evaluation of the intervention. This site is an online self-help tool for people with bipolar disorder.
Material used in this website is based on an effective face-to-face group program found to be successful in reducing episodes of illness. This website is being evaluated as part of a study conducted through the University of Melbourne and Barwon Health.
http://moodswings.net.au/ - 14-May-2008 - Hits: 1311 - Rate This | Details
A Guide For People With Controlled Manic-Depressive Disorder
It is to fill the gap of partial information and uncertainty that this guide is presented and with the hope it will stimulate further thought and action. Implications of the disparity between physical and social recovery pervade this whole guide. At this point, the main emphasis is on the value of sharing some of these post-control experiences. A second point to keep in mind is that each person is an individual who sees his changed position in the world from his own perspective of hopes, abilities and commitments.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/bipolar/cashdan.htm - 15-Jan-2003 - Hits: 3378 - Rate This | Details
An Introduction to Bipolar Disorder
An introductory article to bipolar disorder, giving you a general overview of this disorder and what to expect from it.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/bipolar/ - 17-May-2005 - Hits: 5216 - Rate This | Details
Treatment of Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depression)
Although bipolar disorder is viewed as a long-term, often chronic condition, there are a variety of effective treatments available. People with bipolar disorder often seek out treatment according to what part of the cycle they’re in. When a person with bipolar disorder is in a manic or hypomanic phase, they may believe they have no further need of medications and stop taking them. When in a depressive phase, they often return to treatment. The types of treatment that are commonly prescribed for bipolar disorder are included in this article.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/treatment-of-bipolar-disorder-manic-depression - 17-May-2005 - Hits: 1733 - Rate This | Details
How Do I Know if I have Bipolar Disorder
Do you feel like laughing from happiness, crying from extreme sadness the next? Everyone has a variety of moods and feelings, that change all day long everyday. However, there are those who have feelings and moods that can be deemed too extreme in their change over. How does a person know if they have bipolar disorder, then? Clicking on this article will list the symptoms and what to look out for.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/how-do-i-know-if-i-have-bipolar-disorder/ - 13-Mar-2006 - Hits: 1161 - Rate This | Details
Coping with Bipolar Disorder
How can a person cope with Bipolar Disorder? If it is extreme enough for those who live with the sufferer, imagine how horrible the one who has the disorder feels. In this article are ideas, such as support groups and other information.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/coping-with-bipolar-disorder/ - 13-Mar-2006 - Hits: 2437 - Rate This | Details
Antidepressants for Bipolar Disorder
In this quick article, Dr. Haggerty discusses how certain antidepressants work and how some antidepressants are better to treat Bipolar Disorder than others.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/antidepressants-for-bipolar-disorder/ - 13-Mar-2006 - Hits: 1674 - Rate This | Details
Teens and Bipolar Disorder
Life must be truly confusing for a teenager or parents/guardians of a teenager to begin with. One minute, the child is full of life, happy, thrilled, the next, they are depressed, screaming and full of sadness and hurt.
However, teenagers with actual bipolar disorder have an even worse grouping of episodes of mania and depression, and must be dealt with differently than other teenagers.
Listed in this article is how to tell if a teenager has Bipolar Disorder, the possibility of a parent passing Bipolar Disorder onto their children, and more discussion on how to help a teen who has Bipolar Disorder.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/teens-and-bipolar-disorder/ - 13-Mar-2006 - Hits: 1460 - Rate This | Details
A website focusing on harnessing the positive aspects of the bipolar condition while minimizing the negative aspects. Author of two book, 'The Bipolar Advantage' and 'The Depression Advantage,' Tom Wootton offers resources, articles, book chapters and audio of addresses on bipolar management.
http://www.bipolaradvantage.com/ - 2-Oct-2007 - Hits: 3188 - Rate This | Details
Ask a Bipolar
A group of people suffering from the illness answering your questions based on our experiences. They are not professionals, nor do they claim to be, but they know how important is to hear that someone else gets it. Nobody wants to be alone, and no one has to be.
http://www.askabipolar.com - 30-Apr-2011 - Hits: 1451 - Rate This | Details
Bipolar Disorder: A Guide for Patients and Families
In this book for persons with bipolar disorder and their families, Dr. Frank Mondimore offers a comprehensive and compassionate guide to the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and causes of this potentially devastating psychiatric illness, formerly known as "manic-depression." He offers practical advice for getting the most out of the various treatments that are now available - from medication, psychotherapy, and electroconvulsive treatment to new approaches such as transcranial magnetic stimulation. For each, he discusses advantages, disadvantages, side effects, and other information to help patients make informed decisions about treatment options. He also describes what it is like to live with bipolar disorder and discusses how lifestyle changes can improve quality of life. Throughout, he focuses on the importance of building a support system, of planning for emergencies, and of giving one's self permission to seek help.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0801861187/psychcentral/103-0294974-7613462 - 7-Jan-2003 - Hits: 1182 - Rate This | Details
http://www.faqs.org/faqs/support/depression/bipolar-faq/part1/ - 8-Mar-2000 - Hits: 4071 - Rate This | Details
Goldberg's Mania Quiz
Online interactive version of a quiz which can help you measure and track mania and manic episodes. A print version is also available.
http://psychcentral.com/maniaquiz.htm - 1-Apr-2000 - Hits: 9516 - Rate This | Details
Bipolar Disorder Screening Quiz
The Goldberg Bipolar Disorder Screening Quiz can help you determine if you need to seek additional professional assistance for symptoms associated with bipolar disorder (such as mania or depression).
http://psychcentral.com/quizzes/bipolarquiz.htm - 17-May-2005 - Hits: 15479 - Rate This | Details
A newsgroup on manic depression & bipolar disorders.
news:alt.support.depression.manic - 25-Feb-2000 - Hits: 4856 - Rate This | Details
Yahoo Support Groups - Bipolar
A listing of online support groups dealing with bipolar disorder, hosted by Yahoo Groups.
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/search?query=bipolar - 24-Apr-2000 - Hits: 1153 - Rate This | Details
The Balanced Mind Parent Network
CABF is a parent-led, not-for-profit organization of families raising children diagnosed with, or at risk for, early-onset bipolar disorder. We offer directories of professionals, local support groups, on-line parent support groups as well as a Learning Center with full-text medical journal articles and links to science-based information on other sites.
http://www.thebalancedmind.org/ - 26-Feb-2001 - Hits: 2139 - Rate This | Details
Mixed Nuts Depression and Bipolar Community
Information on depression and bipolar disorder, message board, and light-hearted chat room.
http://www.mixednuts.net - 6-Oct-2001 - Hits: 4437 - Rate This | Details
Bipolar Freedom Yahoo Group
A small online support group allowing people with bipolar disorder that believe in democracy and freedom of speech to discuss the illness in their lives or just talk to each other about their day. Love and tolerance of others is our code.
https://groups.yahoo.com/group/bipolar_freedom/ - 20-Nov-2003 - Hits: 1512 - Rate This | Details
Our aim is to help people in their process of accepting themselves and the illness through a multicultural approach.
It's our hope that you'll feel at home and become involved in this effort toward improvement as you feel comfortable.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Bipolar_Dream/ - 1-Feb-2004 - Hits: 4258 - Rate This | Details
Bipolar Support Friends
Bipolar Support Friends is a place where you will be treated like a friend, not just another member. This group is about friendship. Please join us to share stories, learn about bipolar, ask questions, vent, and to receive support. This is a group for the people with the idea of democracy -- all members are encouraged to speak their minds openly. All we ask is you treat all members with respect and share support. Anyone that is bipolar and 18 and over is welcome to join. After submitting for membership reply to our pending member email that will be sent to you.
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Bipolar_Support_Friends/info - 29-Mar-2004 - Hits: 3560 - Rate This | Details
Mood Garden Forums
Information, support and coping skills for people dealing with mood disorders, such as depression or bipolar disorder (manic depression).
http://www.moodgarden.org/forum/ - 5-May-2004 - Hits: 2450 - Rate This | Details
Psych Central's Bipolar Support Group
Psych Central's own online bipolar support group allows you to read other people's experiences with bipolar disorder, and also provide your own (if you'd like). Private and secure, the Psych Central Community is one of the longest-running online mental health communities, since 1999.
Membership is free and the community is overseen by a team of dedicated individuals that help keep the forums safe and welcoming for all.
http://forums.psychcentral.com/bipolar/ - 6-Feb-2007 - Hits: 20420 - Rate This | Details
We aim to make bipolarcaregivers.org a useful, easily accessible information website for caregivers of people with bipolar disorder. On this website you will find how bipolar disorder is treated, managed, and many useful resources for bipolar disorder. There is also information on how a caregiver can help a person with bipolar disorder, and how to help take care of themselves.
http://www.bipolarcaregivers.org/ - 17-Jun-2011 - Hits: 2200 - Rate This | Details
Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder
A description of symptoms related to Bipolar Disorder (also known as manic depression or manic-depression).
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/sx20.htm - 30-May-2000 - Hits: 97569 - Rate This | Details
Symptoms of Manic Episode
A description of symptoms related to a manic episode, part of the bipolar disorder, characterized by a time period of an elevated, expansive or notably irritable mood, lasting for at least one week.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/manic-episode/ - 30-May-2000 - Hits: 9088 - Rate This | Details
Symptoms of Mixed Episode
A description of symptoms related to a mixed episode, part of the bipolar disorder that meets the criteria for both a manic episode as well as a major depressive episode nearly every day for at least a full week.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/sx19.htm - 30-May-2000 - Hits: 8991 - Rate This | Details
Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
ECT.org includes information, links, and resources about electroconvulsive therapy for patients and families. It offers an informative, if at times biased, view of this treatment modality used in the treatment of severe, chronic major depression.
http://www.ect.org/ - 20-Jan-2000 - Hits: 2730 - Rate This | Details
Wing of Madness: A Depression Guide
The latest in a long line of excellent depression resources online, this one's focus is on presenting objective information from a woman who has experienced the depths of this disorder. Links, articles, resources, and the usual can be found here, with an emphasis on the biochemical model.
http://www.wingofmadness.com/ - 5-Feb-2000 - Hits: 2817 - Rate This | Details
Undoing Depression -- Richard O'Connor
A great book, helpful articles, and information on self-help methods for depression.
http://www.undoingdepression.com/ - 27-Feb-2000 - Hits: 2303 - Rate This | Details
Depression Resource Center @ HealingWell.com
This site provides an online community with message boards, chat, current medical news, articles, patient stories, links and much more for individuals with depression.
http://www.healingwell.com/depression/ - 27-Aug-2000 - Hits: 2371 - Rate This | Details
All About Depression
A comprehensive site about depression, it's causes, diagnosis, treatment, and more. This site is newly updated with additional features including a discussion board, newsletter, news and research, online assessments and workshops, and book recommendations.
http://www.allaboutdepression.com/ - 1-Jan-2003 - Hits: 11883 - Rate This | Details
A new, large information site for consumers detailing everything you'd ever want to know about depression. Includes evidence-based information about medical, psychological & alternative treatments, symptoms, online quiz, resources and a very powerful depression-only multi-site search engine. Compiled by Centre for Mental Health Research, ANU.
http://bluepages.anu.edu.au - 5-Apr-2002 - Hits: 2678 - Rate This | Details
This site provides comprehensive information about depression and treatment options in 'The Learning Path', an easy-to-understand format with free email coaching.
http://www.clinical-depression.co.uk - 30-Sep-2002 - Hits: 1696 - Rate This | Details
Depression (Respuestas a la depresion)
A Spanish-language site about depression. Information, test, symptoms, characteristics, diagnosis, and treatment options.
http://www.respuestasaladepresion.com/ - 10-Jan-2003 - Hits: 990 - Rate This | Details
A Depression Information and Treatment Guide
A guide to depression, featuring a wealth of articles detailing information about this disorder, the symptoms commonly associated with it, and the treatments currently available. Offers informative articles, a depression quiz, and a support forum where you can anonymously read and contribute in a caring community.
Depression affects millions of Americans each year, yet many people still do not recognize it as a treatable disorder. Depression can be treated with psychotherapy and pharmaceutical medications. Learn more about depression by starting here.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/depression/ - 23-Jan-2003 - Hits: 24763 - Rate This | Details
The Depression Center
The Depression Center is an interactive Web site dedicated to helping those who suffer from Major Depressive Disorder. Their goal is to promote interaction between depression sufferers and healthcare professionals. The site offers free tools such as an interactive depression test and an online support group.
http://www.depressioncenter.net/ - 12-Feb-2003 - Hits: 2277 - Rate This | Details
One of the oldest and most well-known resources linking to hundreds of useful resources and articles on affective and mood disorders, such as depression and bipolar disorder.
http://depressioncentral.net - 6-Nov-2003 - Hits: 1274 - Rate This | Details
Families for Depression Awareness
This organization helps people in caregiver roles and people with depressive disorders understand the conditions, reduce stigma, and share issues. The site allows folks order free brochures, read family profiles, access resources, and sign up for free email alerts.
http://www.familyaware.org/ - 18-Feb-2004 - Hits: 1036 - Rate This | Details
Reliable depression information from the National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH).
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/depression/index.shtml - 4-Nov-2005 - Hits: 1475 - Rate This | Details
Depressed Like Me
This thoughtful website provides in-depth articles and information on depression and related disorders (such as chronic depression and manic depression). The articles are well-written and easy to read.
It also links to other depression resources online, support groups, and includes the latest depression news and research.
http://www.depressedlikeme.com/ - 6-Jan-2007 - Hits: 3595 - Rate This | Details
Dysthymia: Chronic Depression
An article describing dysthymia, a form of chronic depression. Dysthymia usually begins at an earlier age than major depression with a more persistent impairment of daily function. Many people with dysthymic disorder also experience major depressive episodes. If they have both dysthymia and major depression, they are said to suffer from “double depression.”
http://psychcentral.com/lib/dysthymia-chronic-depression/ - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 4042 - Rate This | Details
Women and Depression
This is an article describing the effects of depression on women and the unique way in which women cope with depressive feelings.
For both women and men, rates of major depression are highest among the separated and divorced, and lowest among the married, while remaining always higher for women than for men. The quality of a marriage, however, may contribute significantly to depression. Lack of an intimate, confiding relationship, as well as overt marital disputes, have been shown to be related to depression in women. In fact, rates of depression were shown to be highest among unhappily married women.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/women-and-depression/ - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 9320 - Rate This | Details
Key Points About Antidepressant Therapy
What you need to know if you are taking an antidepressant medication such as Paxil, Wellbutrin, Prozac, or Zoloft.
http://psychcentral.com/library/depression_txmeds.htm - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 1791 - Rate This | Details
An Overview of Depression Treatment Options
An article describing some of the broad treatment options available for helping people cope with depression.
http://psychcentral.com/library/depression_tx.htm - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 6663 - Rate This | Details
Depression and Baby Boomers
An article on how depression affects those in the "baby boomer" generation. As the leading cause of disability in the United States and worldwide, major depression is an invisible disease that, for reasons unknown, is becoming the scourge of those born between 1946 and 1964. But, unlike other medical illnesses, depression is widely unrecognized and untreated, and often remains an unresolved issue throughout life.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/depression-and-baby-boomers-how-having-it-all-may-be-too-much/ - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 1969 - Rate This | Details
Depression vs. the Blues
Trying to differentiate between ordinary blues and a serious depression can help you decide what to do next.
http://psychcentral.com/library/depression_blues.htm - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 2763 - Rate This | Details
Risk Factors Associated with Depression
There are various risk factors associated with depression. Learning about these factors and finding ways to avoid them may help reduce your risk of getting depressed.
http://psychcentral.com/library/depression_risk.htm - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 2094 - Rate This | Details
Tips for Managing Your Depression
Learn ways to help manage your moods and depressive feelings.
http://psychcentral.com/library/depression_manage.htm - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 2351 - Rate This | Details
Quick Facts About Depression
A brief article describing some quick facts about depression.
http://psychcentral.com/library/depression_facts.htm - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 2588 - Rate This | Details
Depression and Smoking
Smokers carry their own risks relating to depression.
http://psychcentral.com/library/depression_smoking.htm - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 4236 - Rate This | Details
Choosing the Best SSRI
There are now five prescription drugs in the class known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) approved in the United States for the treatment of depression, obsessive-compulsive disorders, bulimia nervosa, anxiety, panic disorder and other medical conditions such as PMS. This raises the question: Does any member of the class provide better symptom relief or reduce serious or long-lasting side effects in treating these conditions?
Learn how to choose the best SSRI, and how your doctors make those choices for you.
http://psychcentral.com/library/choosing_ssri.htm - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 6026 - Rate This | Details
Men Can Get the Blues
Despite common misconceptions, men too suffer from depression. This article describes how depression affects men differently than women.
http://psychcentral.com/library/mens_blues.htm - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 1564 - Rate This | Details
Major depression, the kind of depression that will most likely benefit from treatment with medications, is more than just “the blues.” It is a condition that lasts 2 weeks or more, and interferes with a person’s ability to carry on daily tasks and enjoy activities that previously brought pleasure. This is an overview article about the types of antidepressant medications available to people.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/antidepressant-medications/ - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 1825 - Rate This | Details
Is Depression a Disease?
A lengthy transcript of an excellent debate between some of the thought leaders in the area of depression and depression theory. Debate participants included Thomas S. Szasz, M.D., Jeffrey A. Schaler, Ph.D., and Ron Leifer, M.D. (on the "No, it's not" side) and Donald F. Klein, M.D., Frederick K. Goodwin, M.D., and Peter Kramer, M.D. (on the "Yes, it is" side). A very interesting read.
http://www.szasz.com/isdepressionadiseasetranscript.html - 4-Apr-2002 - Hits: 4372 - Rate This | Details
4 tips to help cope with chronic pain and depression
Those who suffer from chronic pain can feel stressed and depressed at times. However, depression could be exacerbating the chronic pain symptoms. The four tips covered in this article can help patients prevent or manage the vicious cycle of chronic pain and depression that may develop.
http://www.spine-health.com/conditions/depression/4-tips-help-cope-chronic-pain-and-depression - 11-Sep-2005 - Hits: 2852 - Rate This | Details
Creativity and Depression
An interesting article that explores how depression affects creativity, by Douglas Eby.
http://psychcentral.com/library/depression_creativity.htm - 28-Sep-2005 - Hits: 3572 - Rate This | Details
Depression in Children and Adolescents
Depression in children and adolescents is a huge issue for those who have children or are children themselves. The depression children and adolescents suffer from may not be properly diagnosed. In this article are ways to decide whether or not a person who is not an adult is depressed or not, and reasons why depression is so often misdiagnosed in younger populations.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/depression-in-children-and-adolescents/ - 3-Mar-2006 - Hits: 3321 - Rate This | Details
Advice for Coping with Chronic Depression
How does a person cope with Chronic Depression? What is it? Chronic depression is also known as dysthymia, and is a form of depression which can last for many years. Find out more about it here.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/advice-for-coping-with-chronic-depression/ - 25-Mar-2006 - Hits: 4949 - Rate This | Details
Dealing with the Depths of Depression
How can a person deal with depression? Many claim that they have depression, however; the "depression" many have is usually just an occasional sadness. Depression profoundly impairs a persons ability to concentrate, sleep, eat and feel happy. To find out more on how to deal with it, click on the link.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/dealing-with-the-depths-of-depression/ - 25-Mar-2006 - Hits: 4077 - Rate This | Details
Feeling Good Handbook
Depression is a crippling and often misunderstood disorder in today's society. While many people advocate a purely medical model of this problem (and label it a "disease," like cancer), others find it more helpful to explore the depths of depression and other possible causes. Since medication isn't right for everyone with this disorder, and not everyone can afford to attend weekly therapy sessions, David Burns has written a book for those people looking to help themselves through this disorder.
This excellent how-to manual leads people who are depressed on a journey of understanding and self-discovery. Beginning with an easy to read and understand overview of the cognitive theory of what causes people to become depressed, it goes on to discuss the multitude of methods and techniques used to help treat depression. You don't have to believe in everything the cognitive theory of depression tells us about this disorder to attain a great deal of benefit from the techniques found throughout the book. The daily homework assignments coupled with the elaboration of the kinds of cognitive mistakes everyone makes everyday (for instance, overgeneralizing one bad thing which happens to you to mean that you are a bad person) are especially helpful. It is really chock full of useful and down-to-earth explanations and things which people can do everyday to try and help themselves. Based upon Aaron Beck's cognitive work in researching depression.
This book is on my bookshelf for good reason. It is not only a good read once, but you can pick it up time and time again to reference and refer to items which you may have forgotten. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is currently suffering for depression, or as a gift to someone who you know is suffering from this terrible disorder. While not everything in it may make sense to everyone who reads it, there is really something for almost anybody who suffers from depression. Softcover, 220 pages.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0452261740/psychcentral/?ref=nosim - 5-Apr-2000 - Hits: 1355 - Rate This | Details
Depression is a Choice
In our culture, it is taken as an unquestionable fact that depression is a disease, that it is quite common, and that it is the explanation for everything from lethargy to conditions and actions that are much more serious. In her thoughtful and at times explosive new book, A. B. Curtiss takes a look at these assumptions, exploring them from a philosophical, psychological, and often a deeply personal point of view. She tells us that for many, depression is a choice. Using a technique the author labels "directed thinking," Curtiss creates a road map for converting the energy we put into being depressed into a strength that can ultimately lead us out of depression.
As someone who has suffered from depression herself, and who is also a practicing psychotherapist, Curtiss is uniquely qualified to pose these questions. For example, she asks whether, in the name of depression, we excuse ourselves of responsibility in certain areas of our lives. While acknowledging the seriousness of depression, she asks whether at times we falsely classify what we are feeling as depression, the disease, when in fact we are simply experiencing the difficulties that are part and parcel of the human condition, part of the process of living.
Curtiss suggests that we are living in a culture that is deeply "psychologized," and that psychological terms and perspectives have become so imbedded in who we are and how we categorize people and things that at times we may rest on those categories, and therefore give up the chance to overcome them, on our own.
Curtiss takes the available research on depression and the brain, and makes a convincing case that just as individuals who are depressed reside in their depression -- to the point where it becomes their focus -- that focus can be turned on its head and into a determination to find our way out.
The book's website (see below) will put you in touch with some entirely new thinking about depression which began with the publication of the book Depression is a Choice: Winning the Battle without Drugs by A. B. Curtiss. On this site you can read some of the latest writings about depression from many thinkers who look beyond prescription drugs for a cure for depression; thinkers like Paul McHugh, Psychiatrist-in-Chief of Johns Hopkins University, and Martin E. Seligman, the father of positive psychology. On this site you will find some helpful do's and don'ts for when depression hits. You will also find a section of mental exercises that can help change the habitual neuronal connections in your brain which contribute to depression.
You can also visit this book's website at www.depressionisachoice.com.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0786866292/psychcentral/?ref=nosim - 1-Jul-2002 - Hits: 1207 - Rate This | Details
Active Treatment of Depression
Addressing his fellow professionals in the mental health field, O'Connor argues that the current state of understanding of the causes and treatments for depression are woefully inadequate and quite often counterproductive. He argues that no single theory can adequately explain the causes and no single treatment plan can successfully be applied universally to depressed patients. He also calls upon his colleagues to recognize that although incidents of depression may sometimes be successfully treated, all too often depression is a chronic disease that is not improved by one-time interventions of pharmaceuticals or other therapies. O'Connor advocates for an "active" treatment that holistically explores multiple causes of depression and looks to all treatment modalities to find the proper combination of methods that can be applied to each unique case.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0393703223/psychcentral/?ref=nosim - 7-Jan-2003 - Hits: 1433 - Rate This | Details
Do One Thing Different
Ten Simple Ways to Change Your Life
By Bill O'Hanlon
You can move quickly from "stuck" to "smooth sailing" in all aspects of your life using Bill O'Hanlon's ten easy Solution Keys, Humorous, direct, and effective, they help you change how you view and "do" your problems-from difficult relationships to enhancing sexuality and resolving conflicts of all kinds. The next time you have a problem, try one of these solution Keys: Break Problem Patter: Change any one of what you usually do in the problem situation-i.e. do one thing different! Example: If you usually get angry and defensive, sit quietly and listen.
Find and Use Solution Pattern: Import solutions from other situations where you felt competent. Examples: what do you know on the golf course that you forget when you get behind the wheel of your car? What do you say to resolve a problem with an angry customer that you don't say to your angry partner?
Shift Your Attention: Focus what you would like to have happen rather than on what is happening.
Grounded in therapeutic practice, this bold and funny book will put you back in control of your emotions and your life.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0688177948/psychcentral/?ref=nosim - 29-Mar-2005 - Hits: 1035 - Rate This | Details
Genetics of Recurrent Early-Onset Depression
University of Pennsylvania Health System.
Study: Genetics of Recurrent Early-Onset Depression
We are searching for genes which cause depression. The study will create a DNA collection to permit qualified scientists to search for depression-related genes. This is the largest psychiatric genetics study ever attempted - we need more than 750 families with at least two siblings who have experienced major depression.
Study: Molecular Genetics of Schizophrenia
The study will create a DNA collection to permit qualified scientists to search for schizophrenia-related genes. We need 400 families with at least two siblings who have experienced schizophrenia.
http://depressiongenetics.med.upenn.edu - 29-Oct-2001 - Hits: 1633 - Rate This | Details
Mood & Anxiety Disorders Program
A federally sponsored (NIMH) Research Program, this Web site acts as a resource for finding clinical trials for Depression, Panic, PTSD, and Bipolar disorders, for all populations: children, adolescents, and adults.
http://intramural.nimh.nih.gov/ - 25-May-2002 - Hits: 3211 - Rate This | Details
Frequently Asked Questions About Depression
Answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about depression.
http://psychcentral.com/library/depression_faq.htm - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 5151 - Rate This | Details
Goldberg's Depression Quiz
Online interactive version which can help you measure and track your depressive feelings. A print version is also available.
http://psychcentral.com/depquiz.htm - 1-Apr-2000 - Hits: 13173 - Rate This | Details
A Complete Depression Guide
Clear, practical advice on psychological and emotional states, bringing guidance to sufferers and their families. Knowing when to seek help, what help is available and where to find it.
http://www.depression-guide.com/ - 20-Aug-2004 - Hits: 2192 - Rate This | Details
A newsgroup on seasonal affective disorder (SAD).
news:alt.support.depression.seasonal - 25-Feb-2000 - Hits: 1692 - Rate This | Details
Seasonal Affective Disorder
Learn about seasonal affective disorder, a subtype of depression that affects certain people relating to the season (e.g., people who are only depressed during the winter months).
http://psychcentral.com/library/depression_sad.htm - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 4527 - Rate This | Details
What is Seasonal Affective Disorder?
"As the winter approaches and the days get shorter, some people experience a form of depression called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) — an extreme case of the 'winter blues' that is relieved during the spring and summer months."
This article that helps shed light about this common problem. It gives an overview of seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and treatment options available.
http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/conditions/sad - 30-Oct-2002 - Hits: 2043 - Rate This | Details
Seasonal Affective Disorder: Winter Depression
Northern County Psychiatric Associates provides this article which goes into much greater detail about what is known about seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and the treatments available. Throughout the centuries, poets have described a sense of sadness, loss and lethargy which can accompany the shortening days of fall and winter. Many cultures and religions have winter festivals associated with candles or fire. Many of us notice tiredness, a bit of weight gain, difficulty getting out of bed and bouts of “the blues” as fall turns to winter. However some people experience an exaggerated form of these symptoms. Their depression and lack of energy become debilitating. Work and relationships suffer. This condition, known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) may affect over 10 million Americans while the milder, “Winter Blues” may affect a larger number of individuals.
http://ncpamd.com/seasonal/ - 30-Oct-2002 - Hits: 1972 - Rate This | Details
Seasonal Affective Disorder Association
A UK-based support organization that provides help and information about seasonal affective disorder (SAD).
http://www.sada.org.uk/ - 30-Oct-2002 - Hits: 1011 - Rate This | Details
Light Therapy for Seasonal Affective Disorder
Useful article describing what to look for in lightboxes, the lighting that makes light therapy treatment effective.
http://depressioncentral.net/seasonal-affective-disorder-sad/light-therapy-for-depression/ - 30-Oct-2002 - Hits: 2279 - Rate This | Details
About the Winter Blues
This article from Psych Central is an introduction to the winter blues, also known as seasonal affective disorder. Written by John Grohol, Psy.D.
http://psychcentral.com/library/seasonal_affective.htm - 15-Nov-2004 - Hits: 3868 - Rate This | Details
10 Things You Don't Know About Seasonal Affective Disorder
Many feel winter is nothing but cold, dark days and nights full of snow and ice and nothing to look forward to. Many do not look forward to autumn, either, because they know that winter will soon be coming. Those who become depressed over it may have something called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). They may feel depressed, irritable, and tired. Their activity levels decrease, and they find themselves in bed more often.
This depression disorder not only affects their health, but it also affects their everyday life, including their job performance and friendships.
Come in out of the dark, and into the light, by clicking on this link.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/10-things-you-dont-know-about-seasonal-affective-disorder/ - 25-Mar-2006 - Hits: 1457 - Rate This | Details
Yahoo Support Groups - Depression
A listing of online support groups dealing with depression, hosted by Yahoo Groups.
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/search?query=depression - 24-Apr-2000 - Hits: 2720 - Rate This | Details
Psych Central Depression Support Group
Psych Central's own online depression support group allows you to read other people's experiences with depression, and also provide your own (if you'd like). Private and secure, the Psych Central Community is one of the longest-running online mental health communities, since 1999.
Membership is free and the community is overseen by a team of dedicated individuals that help keep the forums safe for all.
http://forums.psychcentral.com/depression/ - 30-Oct-2002 - Hits: 24075 - Rate This | Details
Beating the Beast
A thriving online support community for people with depression and related issues. The forums are run by people with depression as well.
http://www.beatingthebeast.com/forum/ - 26-Dec-2007 - Hits: 16419 - Rate This | Details
Depressionforums.org is an open peer discussion of depressive illnesses and treatment options. Our mission is to continue to create an atmosphere that is both supportive and informative for our members, as a caring environment for members to talk to their peers about their depression, anxiety, mood disorders, medications, therapy and recovery. Our vision is to advance public awareness of mental health issues, as to eliminate the stigma of depression and other mental disorders.
http://www.depressionforums.org/forums/ - 5-Nov-2006 - Hits: 7989 - Rate This | Details
Knowledge is Power
Knowledge is Power is a peer support site with a hope, recovery, education emphasis for persons with bipolar disorder and/or depression.
http://knowledgeispower89617.yuku.com/ - 30-Mar-2005 - Hits: 2011 - Rate This | Details
HelpingTeens.org has a support group, a chat room, and articles all related to helping teens or young adults with depression, self injury, and just about anything. It's all about lending a ear or eye, so to speak, to allow another person to know they are not alone.
http://www.helpingteens.org/ - 14-Nov-2007 - Hits: 1505 - Rate This | Details
Depression Peer Support
Moderated depression chat rooms, forums, blogs and media gallery.
http://www.depression-understood.org/ - 22-Nov-2007 - Hits: 2784 - Rate This | Details
Depression Boards - a Lighter Blue
A friendly and supportive community for the discussion of problems related to mental health issues. Not all forums are public or searchable. Registration is required for full access. Without registration, you can still see that Depression Boards is a good site to visit!
http://depressionboards.com - 24-Jun-2008 - Hits: 4757 - Rate This | Details
Depression Recovery Groups
Depression Recovery Groups offers online support groups for those who have depression, bipolar disorder (especially type 2) or anxiety, which often overlaps with depression. It is a way for people who are living with these conditions to easily come together, support each other and learn about what they can do to improve the quality of their lives. We offer a confidential place where you can meet with others without fear of being identified. The meetings are led by peer support specialists and include both discussion and educational segments with the best researched and up-to-date, self-care tips. The mission of Depression Recovery Groups is to help accelerate the full recovery of people who are living with depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety by providing self-help education and peer support that enhances the care of licensed healthcare practitioners.
http://www.depressionrecoverygroups.com/ - 17-Apr-2012 - Hits: 2498 - Rate This | Details
A newsgroup on depression & mood disorders.
news:alt.support.depression - 25-Feb-2000 - Hits: 2090 - Rate This | Details
A newsgroup on recovery from depression.
news:alt.support.depression.recovery - 25-Feb-2000 - Hits: 1098 - Rate This | Details
Major Depressive Episode Symptoms
A description of the symptoms associated with major depressive disorder. A major depressive episode is not a disorder in itself, but rather is a description of part of a disorder, most often major depressive disorder or bipolar disorder.
A person who suffers from a major depressive episode must either have a depressed mood or a loss of interest or pleasure in daily activities consistently for at least a 2 week period. This mood must represent a change from the person’s normal mood; social, occupational, educational or other important functioning must also be negatively impaired by the change in mood.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/major-depressive-episode-symptoms/ - 25-May-2000 - Hits: 4014 - Rate This | Details
Persistent Depressive Disorder (Dysthymia) Symptoms
Persistent Depressive Disorder, formerly known as Dysthymic Disorder (also known as dysthymia), has been recently renamed in the updated DSM-5 (2013). The essential feature of persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia) is a depressed mood that occurs for most of the day, for more days than not, for at least 2 years (at least 1 year for children and adolescents).
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/dysthymic-disorder-symptoms/ - 25-May-2000 - Hits: 3888 - Rate This | Details
Teens Depression Video
This depression video lasts for only 3 and one-half minutes, but it shows how serious depression can be, even to those whom people feel still have a lot of growing up to do, teenagers.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4xYFZG3UA8 - 31-Jan-2007 - Hits: 1626 - Rate This | Details
Depression is a very serious issue. See why in this video--realize that depression can be affecting someone in your own neighborhood, down your own street, in your own home...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AQoZC4r84o - 31-Jan-2007 - Hits: 2657 - Rate This | Details
The Arc: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
A good resource of updated online links to start your search for disability resources. Includes the following categories: Information About Specific Mental Retardation Conditions, Support for Community Living, Employment/Transition to Work, General Information for Families, Special Education, Assistive Technology, Health Promotion and Disability Prevention, Disability Resources, Accrediting Organizations, Organizational and Grant Resources, National Disability Organizations, and Disability-Related Products & Services. Published and maintained by the Arc, a national association for people with developmental disabilities and mental retardation.
http://www.thearc.org/Page.aspx?&pid=215&srcid=183 - 27-Feb-2000 - Hits: 1404 - Rate This | Details
Disabled World: Famous People with Disabilities
A list of famous people who have disabilites, and what they are suffering from.
http://www.disabled-world.com/artman/publish/article_0060.shtml - 26-Dec-2005 - Hits: 1486 - Rate This | Details
Symptoms of Asperger's Disorder
Symptoms related to Asperger's Disorder, a childhood disorder that is described as a qualitative impairment in social interaction.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/symptoms-of-aspergers-disorder/ - 3-Jun-2000 - Hits: 5460 - Rate This | Details
LD Online: Learning Disabilities Information and Resources
An interactive guide to learning disabilities for parents, teachers and other professionals. Features a helpful FAQ on learning and developmental disabilities, a special section for teachers, an active online community in their bulletin boards section, a section highlighting personal stories and essays, an updated calendar, a place for kids and an Ask the Doctor section where Web site visitors can have their questions answered by Dr. Silver. A helpful, easy-to-use site that is a good first stop for learning disabilities information and community support online.
http://www.ldonline.org/ - 21-Nov-2001 - Hits: 1405 - Rate This | Details
Dyslexia Symptoms and Dyslexia Signs
A resource on the symptoms of dyslexia, including the possible effects of this disorder on math and handwriting.
http://dyslexia-symptoms.learninginfo.org/ - 22-Oct-2003 - Hits: 1101 - Rate This | Details
Whispers4u.com - Differently Abled Dating
Whispers4u is an online dating service for disabled or handicapped people. 1000's of members with medical conditions are online waiting to chat in the live webcam chatrooms. Join now for free.
http://www.whispers4u.com/ - 30-Oct-2005 - Hits: 1505 - Rate This | Details
A newsgroup on fibromyalgia fibrosis.
news:alt.med.fibromyalgia - 27-Feb-2000 - Hits: 1450 - Rate This | Details
Tourette's Disorder Symptoms
Symptoms related to Tourettes's Disorder, a childhood disorder in which both multiple motor and one or more vocal tics have been present at some time during the illness, although not necessarily concurrently.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/tourettes-disorder-symptoms/ - 3-Jun-2000 - Hits: 1382 - Rate This | Details
Veterans Affairs - Compensation Benefits
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Disability Compensation is a benefit paid to a veteran because of injuries or diseases that (1) happened while on active duty, or (2) were made worse by active military service. Apply online. Once the VA processes your disability claim and grants you a rating for your medical condition, you'll receive monthly tax-free payments.
http://www.benefits.va.gov/compensation/ - 3-Nov-2005 - Hits: 1394 - Rate This | Details
Schedule for Rating Disabilities (38 CFR 4)
Working on your VA disability compensation claim for a service-connected illness or disorder?
Title 38, of the US Code of Federal Regulations (38 CFR) is the guidance that dictates how the VA will rate your disability. It is entitled, "Title 38: Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief."
Part 4 is entitled, "Schedule for Rating Disabilities." Here you will find all the ratable health conditons currently recognized by the VA.
Table of Contents:
4.1 - 4.31 - Subpart A - General Policy in Rating
Subpart B - Subpart B - Disability Rating
4.40 - 4.73 - The Musculoskeletal System
4.75 - 4.84a-5 - The Organs of Special Sense
4.85 - 4.87a - Impairment of Auditory Acuity
4.88 - 4.89 - Infectious Diseases, Immune Disorders and Nutritional Deficiencies
4.96 - 4.97 - The Respiratory System
4.100 - 4.104 - The cardiovascular System
4.110 - 4.114 - The Digestive System
4.115 - 4.115b - The Genitourinary System
4.116 - Gynecological Conditions and Disorders of the Breast
4.117 - The Hemic and Lymphatic Systems
4.118 - The Skin
4.119 - The Endocrine System
4.120 - 4.124a - Neurological Conditions and Convulsive Disorders
4.125 - 4.130 - Mental Disorders
4.149 - 4.150 - Dental and Oral Conditions
For assistance completing your disability claim with the VA, contact a Veterans Service Organization.
http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&rgn=div5&view=text&node=38:188.8.131.52.5&idno=38 - 11-Sep-2006 - Hits: 2192 - Rate This | Details
A description of symptoms related to Pyromania, intense fascination with, interest in, curiosity about, or attraction to fire and its situational contexts (e.g., paraphernalia, uses, consequences), deliberate and purposeful fire setting on more than one occasion.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/pyromania-symptoms/ - 2-Jun-2000 - Hits: 1305 - Rate This | Details
Addicted to Exercise
Even good things such as exercise can be taken to extremes. Do you know a person who works out even though they hurt more than during the normal burning sensation of a workout?
Do you know people who will work out even if they have pulled muscles or broken bones? If so, read this article before yours or their next exercise program.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/addicted-to-exercise/ - 29-Mar-2006 - Hits: 5295 - Rate This | Details
A national non-profit organization devoted to education, advocacy and research related to the early recognition and treatment of trauma-related stress in children and the understanding and treatment of adults suffering from trauma-generated disorders.
http://www.sidran.org/ - 5-Feb-2000 - Hits: 7859 - Rate This | Details
A site with information for professionals and others about psycho-trauma, dissociative disorders, and Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) and multiple personality disorder (MPD). In Dutch and English.
http://www.empty-memories.nl/ - 10-Mar-2004 - Hits: 2942 - Rate This | Details
Many Voices: Words of Hope for People Recovering from Trauma & Dissociation
Published bimonthly continuously since 1989. Many Voices is an award-winning internationally distributed print newsletter focused on healing, not graphic descriptions of abuse. Art prose poetry, therapists' page, book reviews. Resource supplement included with each issue.
http://www.manyvoicespress.org/ - 4-Nov-2002 - Hits: 1398 - Rate This | Details
Coping with Dissociation as a Student: Part 1
Dissociation is the coping method of choice for many of us, but what happens when dissociation begins to interfere with our responsibilities and our daily lives? At this point, dissociation itself becomes something to cope with. Dissociation can present challenges in many arenas, not the least of which is academically. So how does one cope with dissociation as a student? Part 1 of a two part series.
http://psychcentral.com/newsletter/issue001/student_coping_a.htm - 22-Dec-2004 - Hits: 2485 - Rate This | Details
Coping with Dissociation as a Student: Part 2
Dissociation is the coping method of choice for many of us, but what happens when dissociation begins to interfere with our responsibilities and our daily lives? At this point, dissociation itself becomes something to cope with. Dissociation can present challenges in many arenas, not the least of which is academically. So how does one cope with dissociation as a student? Part 2 of a two part series.
http://psychcentral.com/newsletter/issue002/student_coping_b.htm - 22-Dec-2004 - Hits: 1153 - Rate This | Details
Multiple Personality and Dissociation Book List
A book list of dissociation and multiple personality books of interest, some with reviews of varying quality and length.
http://mpbooks.artefact.org.nz/ - 20-Jan-2000 - Hits: 1215 - Rate This | Details
http://www.faqs.org/faqs/dissoc-faq/part1/index.html - 8-Mar-2000 - Hits: 1279 - Rate This | Details
A newsgroup for persons w/ dissociative disorders (eg.- Multiple Personality Disorder).
news:alt.support.dissociation - 25-Feb-2000 - Hits: 1831 - Rate This | Details
Support site for those suffering from depersonalization and derealization.
http://www.dpselfhelp.com/ - 22-May-2005 - Hits: 1088 - Rate This | Details
Dissociative Amnesia Symptoms
A description of symptoms related to Dissociative Amnesia, one or more episodes of inability to recall important personal information, usually of a traumatic or stressful nature, that is too extensive to be explained by ordinary forgetfulness.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/dissociative-amnesia-symptoms/ - 31-May-2000 - Hits: 3664 - Rate This | Details
Dissociative Fugue Symptoms
A description of symptoms related to Dissociative Fugue, sudden, unexpected travel away from home or one's customary place of work, with inability to recall one's past.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/dissociative-fugue-symptoms/ - 31-May-2000 - Hits: 2418 - Rate This | Details
Dissociative Identity Disorder (MPD) Symptoms
A description of symptoms related to Dissociative Identity Disorder, (also known as Multiple Personality Disorder) which is the presence of two or more distinct identities or personality states.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/dissociative-identity-disorder-symptoms/ - 31-May-2000 - Hits: 6073 - Rate This | Details
This is a partnered resource with Something Fishy, but includes symptoms, getting help, and other useful topics in a different format, covering nearly two dozen categories. Some of these include discussions about eating disorders in children, adolescents, senior citizens, athletes, etc. An eating awareness behavior test is also available. (A dedicated site.)
http://www.mirror-mirror.org/eatdis.htm - 20-Jan-2000 - Hits: 5907 - Rate This | Details
Change your mind, change your culture, and let your body be! A wide-ranging body image site for women and girls of all sizes. This is a body-disparagement-free zone!
http://www.bodypositive.com - 16-Apr-2000 - Hits: 3327 - Rate This | Details
A recovery site for sufferers of eating disorders and the people who care for them. It is run by Anna Paterson, an ex-sufferer and author. Offers such content as her personal experience as well as a thorough Frequently Asked Questions section on eating disorders. A clean, simple design with easy-to-read articles and information.
http://www.annapaterson.com/ - 6-Feb-2003 - Hits: 2417 - Rate This | Details
An Introduction to Eating Disorders
This series of articles introduces you to eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia and binge eating. In addition to the symptoms of these disorders, these articles discuss treatment options and offer additional resources.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/eating_disorders/ - 10-Nov-2004 - Hits: 1183 - Rate This | Details
Eating Disorder Hope
A site dedicated to offering hope, resources and information to eating disorder sufferers and their loved ones.
http://www.eatingdisorderhope.com/ - 9-Oct-2005 - Hits: 2803 - Rate This | Details
Dying to be Thin
PBS's excellent interactive site on life-threatening eating disorders. Welcome to the companion website to "Dying to be Thin," originally broadcast on December 12, 2000. The film examines a disturbing increase in the prevalence of debilitating and sometimes life-threatening eating disorders, particularly anorexia and bulimia.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/body/dying-to-be-thin.html - 30-Nov-2006 - Hits: 1095 - Rate This | Details
National Eating Disorders Association
- find general information about eating disorders and body image concerns;
- obtain referrals to treatment centers, doctors, therapists, support groups;
- purchase educational curriculum, promotional items, videos, books; and
- learn ways to help by volunteering, interning, and/or advocating.
The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is the largest not-for-profit organization in the United States working to prevent eating disorders and provide treatment referrals to those suffering from anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder and those concerned with body image and weight issues.
At the NEDA Web site:
http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/ - 30-Nov-2006 - Hits: 4444 - Rate This | Details
An Introduction to Binge Eating
A brief article describing binge eating.
http://psychcentral.com/library/bingeeat_intro.htm - 8-Jan-2002 - Hits: 4354 - Rate This | Details
Treatment for Binge Eating
This article describes the various treatment options available for those who suffer from binge eating disorders.
http://psychcentral.com/library/bingeeat_tx.htm - 8-Jan-2002 - Hits: 1458 - Rate This | Details
Bulimia: Binging and Purging
Bulimic behavior has two phases: the binge and the purge. This is an article describing the two main behavioral components of bulimia -- binging and purging.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/bulimia-binging-and-purging/ - 8-Jan-2002 - Hits: 5286 - Rate This | Details
An Introduction to Anorexia Nervosa
Anorexia nervosa is a confusing, complex disease that many people know too little about. Anorexia is not an indication that parents have gone wrong in raising their children. Cultural, genetic and personality factors interact with life events to initiate and maintain eating disorders. If you or someone you know shows the signs or symptoms of an eating disorder, take action, get educated and seek help here.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/an-introduction-to-anorexia-nervosa/ - 8-Jan-2002 - Hits: 11533 - Rate This | Details
An Introduction to Bulimia Nervosa
A brief article describing the components of bulimia, a common eating disorder. Unlike people with anorexia nervosa, you cannot readily identify people with bulimia based on their weight and public eating behavior. Often body weights hover around the average range, although one might see remarkable weight fluctuations in a person.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/an-introduction-to-bulimia-nervosa/ - 8-Jan-2002 - Hits: 4317 - Rate This | Details
Treatment for Bulimia
Some people with bulimia can be in what psychologists call “denial.” Part of the challenge of treatment with bulimia, as with many eating disorders, may be just helping the person with bulimia understand they do have a serious mental health concern that needs professional treatment. This article describes the various treatment options available for the treatment of bulimia, such as psychotherapy and medications.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/treatment-for-bulimia/ - 8-Jan-2002 - Hits: 1917 - Rate This | Details
Coping With Denial in Eating Disorders
What if the person you care about refuses to admit there is a problem? This is often the case with teenagers in general, and with anorexia nervosa at any age. Whether you merely suspect there is a problem, or you know that the problem exists and is serious, when your loved one or friend says nothing is wrong, you have a difficult situation. This brief article describes some ways a person with an eating disorder can better cope with the denial that accompanies the disorder.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/coping-with-denial-in-eating-disorders/ - 8-Jan-2002 - Hits: 4201 - Rate This | Details
What To Do if a Family Member Has an Eating Disorder
If your loved one is to get lasting recovery, he/she needs to make changes in their attitude and behaviors. These changes take time. You cannot make them for the individual. Read more for tips and strategies to help family members deal with and offer support to another member who has an eating disorder.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/what-to-do-if-a-family-member-has-an-eating-disorder/ - 8-Jan-2002 - Hits: 2401 - Rate This | Details
All About Eating Disorders
An in-depth guide and introduction to eating disorders, for individuals and their families who are dealing with one for the first time.
http://psychcentral.com/library/eatdis_general.htm - 8-Jan-2002 - Hits: 23558 - Rate This | Details
Treatment and Management of Eating Disorders
A general overview of the guidelines many professionals follow in the treatment and management of eating disorders.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/treatment-and-management-of-eating-disorders/ - 8-Jan-2002 - Hits: 4388 - Rate This | Details
Secret Diet Disasters of Trauma Survivors
There some survivors that have a healthy lifestyle of moderate exercise, healthy nutrition and adequate sleep. However, some have secret habits that are harmful, and merely give them the temporary appearance of fitness, while their health is slowly dissipating. What are these secret, harmful habits? The answer is eating disorders.
http://www.giftfromwithin.org/html/diet.html - 2-Sep-2003 - Hits: 1196 - Rate This | Details
Four Stages of Breaking an Addiction
Nowhere do the Four Stages of Addiction come into play more powerfully than they do when you resist changing a habit relating to the foods with which you self-medicate. For most of us those foods are the instant, and easily available – Bread, Beverage, Dessert, or Alcohol. For others they are the fatty foods, and plenty of them. You might choose huge portions of steak, hamburger, and French fries, enormous bowls of salad with globs of dressing. Perhaps chunks of cheese appear as a part of your daily food consumption.
http://psychcentral.com/library/food_stages.htm - 14-Jan-2005 - Hits: 2445 - Rate This | Details
Treatment for Anorexia
In this article, Dr. Grohol lists how a person can be treated for anorexia. Certain treatments involved being hospitalized, being put on medication, psychotherapy, and self therapy and self help. Anorexia can be a social issue, due to a person wanting to look attractive to others, and feeling that they do not meet up to others. If you are anorexic, or know someone who is anorexic, find the help you need here.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/treatment-for-anorexia/ - 20-Mar-2006 - Hits: 1343 - Rate This | Details
Complications of Binge Eating
Dr. Haggerty's article about the problems that can arise from binge eating are related to overweight and obese people. Listed in this article are problems of the overweight and obese, what they may experience, and how many people may be experiencing this problem...the number can astound you.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/complications-of-binge-eating/ - 29-Mar-2006 - Hits: 1496 - Rate This | Details
Accepting the Body You Have
No one is ever 100% satisfied with their body, it may seem. There are always ideas and resolutions to lose weight, gain weight, increase muscle mass, lose muscle mass, what have you. Body results are not what the Hollywood theaters would have you believe. Most people are not built like an Angelina Jolie or a Brad Pitt. However, even if you are not built or look like a person such as that, it is fine to accept who you are and find the beauty within *and even outside* yourself. Find out how here.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/accepting-the-body-you-have/ - 29-Mar-2006 - Hits: 10501 - Rate This | Details
Eating Disorder Screening Quiz
An brief online screening measure for eating disorders.
http://psychcentral.com/eatingquiz.htm - 4-Jan-2001 - Hits: 6360 - Rate This | Details
Eating Disorder Questionnaire
Also includes many other quizzes located on the www.assessmentpsychology.com site.
http://www.assessmentpsychology.com/onlinetests.htm#scoff - 25-Dec-2005 - Hits: 2452 - Rate This | Details
A newsgroup on compulsive eating & food addiction.
news:alt.recovery.compulsive-eat - 25-Feb-2000 - Hits: 2349 - Rate This | Details
A newsgroup on eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, etc.).
news:alt.support.eating-disord - 25-Feb-2000 - Hits: 2516 - Rate This | Details
Anorexia Support Yahoo Groups
A list of Yahoo! support groups for anorexia.
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/search?query=anorexia - 13-Jul-2001 - Hits: 6458 - Rate This | Details
Bulimia Support Yahoo Group List
A list of online support groups for bulimia.
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/search?query=bulimia - 13-Jul-2001 - Hits: 8225 - Rate This | Details
Compulsive Overeating Support Group List
A list of various Yahoo! support groups for overeating.
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/search?query=overeating - 13-Jul-2001 - Hits: 4577 - Rate This | Details
Anorexia (Anorexia Nervosa) Symptoms
People who intentionally starve themselves suffer from an eating disorder called anorexia nervosa. The disorder, which usually begins in young people around the time of puberty, involves extreme weight loss that is less than what is considered minimally normal.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/anorexia-anorexia-nervosa-symptoms/ - 30-May-2000 - Hits: 6879 - Rate This | Details
Bulimia (Bulimia Nervosa) Symptoms
People with bulimia nervosa consume large amounts of food and then rid their bodies of the excess calories by vomiting, abusing laxatives or diuretics, taking enemas, or exercising obsessively. Some use a combination of all these forms of purging. Because many individuals with bulimia “binge and purge” in secret and maintain normal or above normal body weight, they can often successfully hide their problem from others for years.
Now, according to 2013 DSM-5, these specifiers no longer exist (remain listed here for historical/informational purposes only). The deletion of the purging/non-purging specifier types was made with the rationale that compensatory behaviors may change from purging (e.g., using laxatives) to non-purging forms (e.g., extreme dieting) within the same individual over the course of the disorder.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/bulimia-bulimia-nervosa-symptoms/ - 31-May-2000 - Hits: 3602 - Rate This | Details
ED-NOS: The Unspoken Diagnosis
A site devoted to a discussion about the "Not Otherwise Specified" (NOS) category of eating disorders.
http://www.angelfire.com/il2/figskating/issues/ednos.html - 25-Sep-2001 - Hits: 2436 - Rate This | Details
Eating Disorder Recovery for Women
Support, inspiration, education and treatment opportunities for women with eating disorders and those who love them. Contains: articles and blog posts that address specific eating disorder recovery issues, complete online and free self-help recovery work book, DSM-IV-TR eating disorder description; online discussion forum, recovery bill of rights, opportunity to Q & A.
http://eatingdisorderrecovery.com/ - 6-Dec-2010 - Hits: 5395 - Rate This | Details
Castlewood Eating Disorder Treatment Center
Residential treatment center for individuals suffering from anorexia, bulimia and binge eating. Located in Missouri.
http://www.castlewoodtc.com - 22-Oct-2002 - Hits: 2682 - Rate This | Details
Monte Nido Eating Disorder Treatment Center
Unique residential treatment center for women suffering from anorexia, bulimia and exercise addiction. Located in Malibu, CA.
http://www.montenido.com - 22-Oct-2002 - Hits: 1273 - Rate This | Details
Shades of Hope Treatment Center
Shades of Hope is a residential and extended care all-addictions treatment center specializing in the treatment of eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia, food addiction, binge eating and compulsive overeating, as well as co-occurring addictions, such as alcohol and drug addiction. Shades of Hope is located in Buffalo Gap, Texas.
http://shadesofhope.com/ - 26-Oct-2002 - Hits: 1995 - Rate This | Details
Oceanaire Eating Disorder Treatment Center
The Eating Disorder treatment program at Oceanaire is designed to treat women 18 and over who struggle with Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating, and co-occurring issues such as self-injurious behaviors, trauma, mood disorders, and addictive disorders. Located in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.
http://www.oceanaire-ed.com/ - 31-Dec-2002 - Hits: 2365 - Rate This | Details
Nature is combined with loving, compassionate community and hands-on experiential therapies. We have success for a variety of recovery issues including managed eating disorders, compulsive behaviors, anxiety disorders, codependency, trauma and PTSD, depression, relationship and romance addiction, sex addiction, bipolar disorder, and alcohol and drug dependency. Nunnelly, TN.
http://www.recoveryranch.com/ - 8-Apr-2003 - Hits: 1162 - Rate This | Details
McLean Hospital's Klarman Eating Disorder Center
Klarman Eating Disorders Center at McLean provides state-of-the-art treatment for eating disorders in girls and young women ages 13 to 22. Housed in its own newly renovated building on the grounds of McLean Hospital, the center provides a unique therapeutic environment that is conducive to recovery. The center is comprised of a highly trained multidisciplinary team, many of whom are on the Harvard Medical School faculty. The staff consists of expressive therapists, nurses, nutritionists, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and teachers. The team members follow each patient throughout her course of treatment at McLean. Center clinicians and McLean staff are particularly skilled at treating co-existing conditions, such as substance abuse, depression, trauma-related disorders, anxiety disorders and other comorbid psychiatric conditions. Treatment plans are individualized for patients at each level of care and are based on a contract with the patient, her family and the center staff.
http://www.mclean.harvard.edu/patient/child/edc.php - 21-Apr-2004 - Hits: 2310 - Rate This | Details
The Koch Center
At The Koch Center, it is our goal to help the individual regain control of his or her life and to learn ways to feel comfortable and happy while uncovering and managing those things which may have contributed to the development of the disorder. We work from a philosophy of wellness, recognizing and helping each person to harness his or her internal strengths, leading to a sense of growth and well-being. Whether restricting, bingeing, purging, compulsive overeating or any combination of these behaviors are involved, we can help to restore a sense of balance. Located in Ho-Ho-Kus and Englewood, New Jersey (NJ).
http://www.thekochcenter.com/ - 6-Dec-2003 - Hits: 2433 - Rate This | Details
Canopy Cove Eating Disorder Treatment Center
Canopy Cove is a unique, Christian-based eating disorder treatment program designed for males and females struggling with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorders and co-existing diabetes. The comprehensive program includes multiple treatment levels used in a partial-hospitalization and a full residential setting. The treatment program is individualized to meet the specific needs of each client and includes: individual and family therapy, group sessions, dietary counseling and daily meal groups. Located in Tallahassee, Florida, Canopy Cove incorporates art, music, spirituality and movement therapy as well as nature, therapeutic field trips and equine-assisted therapy year round.
http://www.canopycove.com/ - 11-Nov-2004 - Hits: 3590 - Rate This | Details
Created by Tom Golden, LCSW, this website is devoted to helping people understand and deal with profound grief. Webhealing.com provides free resources for those experiencing loss, including articles and forums, as well as paid services and tools provided by Mr. Golden through his workshops and private practice.
http://www.webhealing.com/ - 19-Jan-2000 - Hits: 8616 - Rate This | Details
Thank you for visiting WidowNet, an information and self-help resource for, and by, widows and widowers. Topics covered include grief, bereavement, recovery, and other information helpful to people, of all ages, religious backgrounds and sexual orientations, who have suffered the death of a spouse or life partner.
http://www.widownet.org/ - 5-Feb-2000 - Hits: 1537 - Rate This | Details
Developed by a certified bereavement counselor, this site offers information, comfort and support to those who are anticipating or mourning the loss of a loved one, whether human or animal. Includes articles on various aspects of loss as well as links to other resources.
http://www.griefhealing.com - 25-Apr-2000 - Hits: 3217 - Rate This | Details
Death with Dignity
This site provides resources to help cope with the loss of a loved one or prepare for the future. I really liked this site because it has so much useful information for someone who is losing a loved one.
http://www.deathwithdignity.org/ - 21-Apr-2003 - Hits: 1199 - Rate This | Details
- Shattering Eight Myths About Grief
- A Year is a Relative Thing
- Facing Sudden Loss
- Guilt and Regret in Prolonged Illness
- Helping a Child Deal with Death
- Eight Myths About Children and Loss
- Reflections on Spiritual Problems in Sudden Loss
- After Caregiving Ends
- Holiday Memories
- Grief and the Holidays
- Am I Losing My Mind?
This site from the Hospice Foundation of America provides extensive information about the grieving process, including dozens of articles and useful information for anyone going through the grieving process. Articles include:
http://www.hospicefoundation.org/griefandloss/ - 4-Mar-2005 - Hits: 3901 - Rate This | Details
Trauma Grief & Recovery
An article entitled, "Terrorism: September 11, 2001 Trauma Grief and Recovery," written by Kathleen Nader, D.S.W.
http://www.giftfromwithin.org/html/PTSD-after-9-11-Trauma-Grief-and-Recovery.html - 2-Sep-2003 - Hits: 1083 - Rate This | Details
Coping with the Loss of a Spouse
Having a spouse die is a horrible, and traumatic event in a person's life. While a person probably never can completely cope with the loss of a spouse, Dr. Martin shows some simple and easy to understand steps that can help.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/coping-with-the-loss-of-a-spouse/ - 29-Mar-2006 - Hits: 3177 - Rate This | Details
Journey Through Grief
Journey Through Grief provides various ways of learning to cope and deal with grief, trauma, loss and sorrow; from grief poems to the making of memory books, memorial gardens and more.
http://www.journey-through-grief.com/ - 8-Jun-2009 - Hits: 1447 - Rate This | Details
A newsgroup on issues of grief and loss.
news:alt.support.grief - 25-Feb-2000 - Hits: 1861 - Rate This | Details
Excellent site with loads of information and 37 email support groups, room for personal memorial pages, a site for kids support, and a guestbook for posting messages. I have been a volunteer for more than 4 years, after finding them when in great need, and know it's an excellent resource and the support groups are very helpful. The director is Cendra Lynn and her email is [email protected]
http://griefnet.org - 5-Sep-2000 - Hits: 2928 - Rate This | Details
Symptoms of Bereavement
A description of symptoms related to bereavement.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/bereavement-symptoms/ - 30-May-2000 - Hits: 2824 - Rate This | Details
"Scientifically determining how emotions influence health." This is a research institute affiliated with the University of Wisconsin.
http://www.healthemotions.org/ - 2-Mar-2000 - Hits: 1019 - Rate This | Details
Change Can Be Hazardous to Your Health
In this quick article, discussion of change in relationships is discussed. How can a person overcome the problems when they leave an old relationship? How can a person recover from the anguish? Find out here.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/change-can-be-hazardous-to-your-health/ - 29-Mar-2006 - Hits: 4372 - Rate This | Details
“Resources for Emotional Well-being” is written by Health Psychologist Talia Mana. It is a collection of articles on a variety of topics with links to books available for purchase.
http://www.emotionalwellbeingblog.com/ - 12-Jun-2007 - Hits: 2663 - Rate This | Details
Everything You Always Wanted to Ask Your Gynecologist
by Dr. R. Scott Thornton and Dr. Kathleen Schramm
Houghton Mifflin Co. (ISBN: 0395892627)
This well-written guide provides answers to over 200 questions commonly asked by women. Sixteen easy-to-read chapters cover every gynelogical concern, from menarche to menopause. Dr. Scott Thornton, a gynecologist, and his wife, Dr. Kathleen Schramm, a psychiatrist, provide a unique perspective on women's health, answering such commonly asked questions as How should I choose a gynecologist?, What can I do if I have PMS?, and When will I reach menopause?. This book is highly recommended for any woman interested in knowing how her body works. These down-to-earth explanations are sure to dispel many of the myths and misconceptions that have been passed down through many generations.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0395892627/psychcentral - 4-May-2000 - Hits: 1135 - Rate This | Details
Dr. David Reuben's Quick Weight-Gain Program
Safe, easy weight gain for every age and situation
by Dr. David Reuben
You won't find too many books on the market today telling people how to safely and easily gain weight, but this is one of them. Dr. Reuben walks people through the steps of how to tell if you're underweight, to discussing weight-gain strategies and how to pick the right foods. Throughout, he informs the reader with interesting and useful tidbits of information. It drives the reader to want more and Dr. Reuben easily meets our needs -- not only providing more information but also more healthier eating tips.
Dr. Reuben discusses the 17 secrets of putting on pounds fast within this book, as well as offering a few recipes and menus for suggested eating habits. Includes a chapter on how to help your child put on weight through behavioral techniques and another chapter specifically written for older adults. The Appendix includes information on how to calculate your Body Mass Index the easy way. This book was filled with useful and accurate information and is readily recommended for anyone looking for help in gaining weight. It may not work for everyone, but Dr. Reuben offers such sensible tips that it's worth giving a try. Indexed. 217 pages, hardcover.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0517702053/psychcentral - 4-May-2000 - Hits: 1485 - Rate This | Details
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State of New Jersey Psychologist License Verification
State of New Jersey Psychologist License Verification website.
https://newjersey.mylicense.com/verification/Search.aspx?facility=N - 6-Jan-2006 - Hits: 2271 - Rate This | Details
Indiana Licensee Search
Search for Indiana Social Workers and Licensed Workers by Name, License, City and more.
https://mylicense.in.gov/EVerification/Search.aspx - 24-Jun-2000 - Hits: 981 - Rate This | Details
A newsgroup for disabled persons discussing sexuality.
news:alt.support.disabled.sexuality - 25-Feb-2000 - Hits: 1404 - Rate This | Details
A newsgroup on impotence.
news:alt.support.impotence - 25-Feb-2000 - Hits: 1574 - Rate This | Details
Symptoms of Conversion Disorder
A description of symptoms related to Conversion Disorder, a disorder with one or more symptoms or deficits affecting voluntary motor or sensory function that suggest a neurological or other general medical condition.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/conversion-disorder-symptoms/ - 31-May-2000 - Hits: 1552 - Rate This | Details
Female & Male Orgasmic Disorder Symptoms
A description of symptoms related to female and male orgasmic disorders, persistent or recurrent delay in, or absence of, orgasm following a normal sexual excitement phase.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/female-male-orgasmic-disorder-symptoms/ - 31-May-2000 - Hits: 1943 - Rate This | Details
Female Sexual Arousal Disorder Symptoms
A description of symptoms related to Female Sexual Arousal Disorder, persistent or recurrent inability to attain, or to maintain until completion of the sexual activity, an adequate lubrication-swelling response of sexual excitement. The disturbance causes marked distress or interpersonal difficulty.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/female-sexual-arousal-disorder-symptoms/ - 31-May-2000 - Hits: 1809 - Rate This | Details
Hypersomnolence (hypersomnia) Symptoms
Hypersomnia (termed hypersomnolence in DSM-5) is characterized by recurrent episodes of excessive daytime sleepiness or prolonged nighttime sleep. Different from feeling tired due to lack of or interrupted sleep at night, persons with hypersomnolence are compelled to nap repeatedly during the day, often at inappropriate times such as at work, during a meal, or in conversation.
The predominant complaint is excessive sleepiness for at least 1 month (in acute conditions) or at least 3 months (in persistent conditions) as evidenced by either prolonged sleep episodes or daytime sleep episodes that occur at least 3x per week.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/hypersomnia-symptoms/ - 1-Jun-2000 - Hits: 1757 - Rate This | Details
Symptoms related to Encopresis, a childhood disorder characterized by repeated passage of feces into inappropriate places (e.g., clothing or floor) whether involuntary or intentional.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/encopresis-symptoms/ - 3-Jun-2000 - Hits: 1554 - Rate This | Details
Intellectual Disability (Mental Retardation) Symptoms
Intellectual Disability, renamed from "Mental Retardation" in the updated 2013 DSM-5, is a disorder with onset during the developmental period. It includes intellectual deficits and difficulty functioning in daily life in areas such as communication, self-care, home living, social/interpersonal skills, self-direction, academics, work, leisure, health, and safety.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/sx72.htm - 3-Jun-2000 - Hits: 3763 - Rate This | Details
Symptoms related to Pica, a childhood disorder characterized by persistent eating of nonnutritive substances for a period of at least 1 month.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/sx74.htm - 3-Jun-2000 - Hits: 1286 - Rate This | Details
Transient Tic Disorder Symptoms
The essential feature of Transient Tic Disorder is the presence of single or multiple motor tics and/or vocal tics. The tics occur many times a day. A tic is a sudden, rapid, recurrent, nonrhythmic, stereotyped motor movement or vocalization. The vocal tics include various words or sounds such as clicks, grunts, yelps, barks, sniffs, snorts, and coughs.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/transient-tic-disorder-symptoms/ - 3-Jun-2000 - Hits: 1342 - Rate This | Details
This medicine is used to treat schizophrenia. Your doctor may prescribe this medicine for other conditions as well.
http://forums.psychcentral.com/meds/abilify.html - 1-Mar-2004 - Hits: 1450 - Rate This | Details
Adderall (Amphetamine Mixed Salts)
This medication is used for the treatment of narcolepsy, obesity, and attention deficit hyperactive disorder, also known as ADHD.
http://forums.psychcentral.com/meds/adderall.html - 1-Mar-2004 - Hits: 1370 - Rate This | Details
Side Effects of Antidepressant Medications
Antidepressant medications such as Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, and Wellbutrin usually come with a number of side-effects. While various drugs have different side effect profiles, most individuals experience fewer side effects with the newer antidepressants (example: SSRIs, SNRIs). Learn all about them in this article.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/side-effects-of-antidepressant-medications/ - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 2039 - Rate This | Details
Go Ask Alice
Chock full of health education and wellness tips. They will answer any health question on sex, relationships, drugs, general health and emotional well-being. Best yet, they archive all of their responses so you can check out if your question has already been asked in their extensive archives.
http://health.columbia.edu/alice-health-promotion - 21-Jan-2000 - Hits: 1804 - Rate This | Details
The Stress Doc
Featuring stress-relieving humor, and a great deal of well-written, timely articles on stress relief, breaking habits, burnout, blaming, and much more. An eclectic site that offers something different and new every time you visit!
http://www.stressdoc.com/ - 5-Feb-2000 - Hits: 6472 - Rate This | Details
Access Counseling Referral Network
A site with 150+ topic areas and a wide variety of resources, including information on its network of therapists. Includes special sections to assist Mental Health Professionals and Educators.
http://www.texastherapists.com - 17-May-2001 - Hits: 1107 - Rate This | Details
Films Portraying Mental Illness
A site that lists movies and films that portray mental illness on the big screen, categorized by disorder.
http://www.dartmouth.edu/~admsep/resources/cinema.html - 29-Nov-2001 - Hits: 10891 - Rate This | Details
MPN Psychiatry Cartoons
Large collection of psychiatry cartoons, part of a larger medical humor collection.
http://www.medical-jokes.com/category/medical-cartoons/ - 21-Nov-2002 - Hits: 2139 - Rate This | Details
Clinically Psyched is dedicated to bringing readers breaking news on clinical psychology, abnormal psychology, neuroscience, psychopharmacology, biopsychology, psychobiology, neurotheology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, mental illness, clinical diagnosis, psychiatry, psychopathology, sociopathology and other fields relating to biological psychology. Clinicallypsyched.com is aimed towards psychology students, researchers, psychologists, psychiatrists and anyone with an interest in the field of clinical or biological psychology.
http://clinicallypsyched.com/ - 7-Oct-2005 - Hits: 1823 - Rate This | Details
Billing Software for Mental Health Care Practices
This website lists many places to buy software for mental health care professionals.
http://www.assessmentpsychology.com/practicesoftware.htm - 31-Dec-2005 - Hits: 2022 - Rate This | Details
Army Behavioral Health
The Army Behavioral Health Website is maintained by the US Army Medical Department for soldiers, their families, the public and news media. It is largely a collection of articles on a variety of issues specific to soldiers heading into or returning from combat. Resources are in available in different formats such as PDF articles, videos and web links. There is also some interesting content on the Mental Health Advisory Team (MHAT), a team of health professionals deployed to war zones to assess the mental and behavioral health of soldiers. This site is intended primarily for soldiers and their families, although health professional working with military personnel may find some useful content on the site.
http://armymedicine.mil/Pages/behavioralhealth.aspx - 12-Jun-2007 - Hits: 1078 - Rate This | Details
Alternative Mental Health Online
The largest internet site on alternative mental health, containing articles, testimonials, a bookstore, and the net's only directory of alternative mental health practitioners.
http://www.alternativementalhealth.com - 20-Aug-2001 - Hits: 1261 - Rate This | Details
Living in Stigma
Hoping education will end mental illness stigma. Many forms of mental illness take their shape in Depression, Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia, just to name a few. A major note is that mental illness is neither oneâ€™s fault nor a character flaw, however, many live in a society laced with stigma.
http://cherished79.wordpress.com - 8-Oct-2007 - Hits: 1140 - Rate This | Details
A Guide to Self-Injury
In spite of the title, there is no shame here. If you cause physical harm to your body in order to deal with overwhelming feelings, know that you have nothing to be ashamed of. It's likely that you're keeping yourself alive and maintaining psychological integrity with the only tool you have right now. This site exists to help you come closer to that moment where you can stop self-harm.
http://www.gomentor.com/articles/self-injury-information.aspx - 12-Oct-2013 - Hits: 3014 - Rate This | Details
Getting Help for Procrastination
Procrastination is a common issue amongst students and many adults. There are many who struggle with deadlines everyday, with the feeling of impending doom as the exam or project date looms. It is one of the largest problems seen in college counseling centers, and it is something nearly everyone has had to deal with at some point in their lives. This article describes strategies to help yourself overcome procrastination.
The first thing you have to know about procrastinating is that you should set your expectations realistically. It took you a lifetime to get to where you are today in terms of procrastination, so it's not something you can fix overnight. But it is something you can fix, all you need is the dedication to do so and the willingness to try something new.
http://psychcentral.com/library/procrastinate2.html - 10-Jan-2005 - Hits: 1708 - Rate This | Details
10 Things You Might Not Know About Mental Health
Dr. Grohol's cheat sheet of mental health is listed here, in 10 easy to read and understand bullets. Read up!
http://psychcentral.com/lib/10-things-you-might-not-know-about-mental-health/ - 29-Mar-2006 - Hits: 1072 - Rate This | Details
Being Alone Without Being Lonely
According to Dr. Martin there is a great difference between being lonely and being alone. Many people are alone and lead happy lives.
Learning how to be alone without being lonely is a huge task in life, and the research entailed in this article will help a person who is alone to better understand how to deal with isolation.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/being-alone-without-being-lonely/28/ - 3-Apr-2006 - Hits: 3246 - Rate This | Details
Finding Happiness and Self-actualization
We are all about living the good life, which means staying healthy, keeping fit, not running up mounds of debt - and above all, happiness.
What is happiness? How do you define it? How do you increase it? Does true happiness really exist? Join us on our fantastic voyage of fitness and nutrition, inspiration and motivation, frugal and clever, tips and observations, humor and joy.
http://thehappyguy.com/ - 31-Oct-2003 - Hits: 4554 - Rate This | Details
A support forum created for and ran by sufferers of depression and related mental illness. Offers a wide range of support in a safe and friendly community.
http://s14.invisionfree.com/Empty_Souls/index.php?act=idx - 18-Oct-2005 - Hits: 4506 - Rate This | Details
The fact is, this board is so full of compassionate, loving, empathetic people that it exceeds any group structure I have ever been a part of. While we may be crass about some things, you'll not find a more wonderful group support system than this. What we lack in political correctness is more than made up for in love. Real love from others who have been there and are there and will likely be there at some point.
http://www.crazyboards.org/forums/ - 28-Mar-2006 - Hits: 1397 - Rate This | Details
Psych Central Support Community
Psych Central's own support community comprised of tens of thousands of people just like you, offering and sharing support, information, opinions about treatment options, virtual hugs and more in over three dozen forums.
Psych Central's Community is overseen by Dr. John Grohol and a team of trained and experienced moderators and administrators to offer a safe, supportive and secure environment. Online since 1999.
http://forums.psychcentral.com/ - 14-Mar-2007 - Hits: 15876 - Rate This | Details
Neurotalk Support Community
Psych Central's sister support community, Neurotalk, is for neurological and serious mental disorders and is comprised of thousands of people just like you, offering and sharing support, information, opinions about treatment options, virtual hugs and more in over two dozen forums.
Psych Central's Neurotalk Community is overseen by Dr. John Grohol and a team of trained and experienced moderators and administrators to offer a safe, supportive and secure environment. Online since 2006.
http://neurotalk.psychcentral.com/ - 14-Mar-2007 - Hits: 12947 - Rate This | Details
I Wish You Peace
This is a board for mental health support.
http://z7.invisionfree.com/IWishYouPeace/ - 27-Jul-2007 - Hits: 1938 - Rate This | Details
Treatment Online (TOL) is a resource for psychological support and evaluation. The purpose of the site is to report and comment on the most important news in medication, treatment, psychotherapy, clinical research and other areas of mental health.
http://treatmentonline.com/treatments.php - 11-Jun-2007 - Hits: 4462 - Rate This | Details
Symptoms of Adjustment Disorders
A description of the symptoms related to Adjustment Disorder, a disorder involving the development of emotional or behavioral symptoms in response to an identifiable stressor(s).
It could be a positive event, like a wedding or purchasing a new home, or a negative event, like the death of a family member, the breakup of an important relationship, or loss of a job.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/adjustment-disorder-symptoms/ - 30-May-2000 - Hits: 2722 - Rate This | Details
Hypomanic Episode Symptoms
A description of symptoms related to a hypomanic episode, part of the bipolar disorder in which there is a distinct period of persistently elevated, expansive, or irritable mood, lasting throughout at least 4 days, that is clearly different from the usual nondepressed mood.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/hypomanic-episode-symptoms/ - 30-May-2000 - Hits: 14306 - Rate This | Details
Symptoms of Body Dysmorphic Disorder
A description of symptoms related to Body Dysmorphic Disorder, a preoccupation with an imagined defect in appearance.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/body-dysmorphic-disorder-symptoms/ - 31-May-2000 - Hits: 1350 - Rate This | Details
Cyclothymic Disorder & Cyclothymia
People with cyclothymic disorder have, for at least 2 years (1 year in children and adolescents), the presence of numerous periods with hypomanic symptoms that do not meet criteria for a hypomanic episode and numerous periods with depressive symptoms that do not meet criteria for a Major Depressive Episode. Cyclothymic disorder usually begins in adolescence or early adult life and is sometimes considered to reflect a temperamental predisposition to other bipolar-and-related disorders.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/cyclothymic-disorder-cyclothymia/ - 31-May-2000 - Hits: 1518 - Rate This | Details
Delusional Disorder Symptoms
A description of symptoms related to Delusional Disorder, a disorder characterized by the presence of non-bizarre delusions which have persisted for at least one month. Non-bizarre delusions typically are beliefs of something occurring in a person’s life which is not out of the realm of possibility.
People who have this disorder generally don’t experience a marked impairment in their daily functioning in a social, occupational or other important setting. Outward behavior is not noticeably bizarre or objectively characterized as out-of-the-ordinary.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/delusional-disorder-symptoms/ - 31-May-2000 - Hits: 2851 - Rate This | Details
Symptoms of Depersonalization Disorder
A description of symptoms related to Depersonalization Disorder, persistent or recurrent experiences of feeling detached from, and as if one is an outside observer of, one's mental processes or body (e.g., feeling like one is in a dream).
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/depersonalization-derealization-disorder-symptoms/ - 31-May-2000 - Hits: 2515 - Rate This | Details
Symptoms of Exhibitionism
A description of symptoms related to Exhibitionism, recurrent, intense sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors involving the exposure of one's genitals to an unsuspecting stranger.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/exhibitionism-symptoms/ - 31-May-2000 - Hits: 1914 - Rate This | Details
Fetishistic Disorder Symptoms
The paraphiliac focus in Fetishistic Disorder (formerly known as Fetishism) involves the eroticization of nonliving objects and/or body parts for sexual gratification.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/fetishism-symptoms/ - 31-May-2000 - Hits: 2512 - Rate This | Details
A description of symptoms related to Frotteurism, recurrent, intense sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors involving touching and rubbing against a nonconsenting person.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/frotteurism-symptoms/ - 1-Jun-2000 - Hits: 1569 - Rate This | Details
A description of symptoms related to Hypochondriasis, preoccupation with fears of having, or the idea that one has, a serious disease based on the person's misinterpretation of bodily symptoms. The duration of the disturbance is at least 6 months.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/hypochondriasis-symptoms/ - 1-Jun-2000 - Hits: 1545 - Rate This | Details
Intermittent Explosive Disorder Symptoms
A description of symptoms related to Intermittent Explosive Disorder, several discrete episodes of failure to resist aggressive impulses that result in serious assaultive acts or destruction of property.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/intermittent-explosive-disorder-symptoms/ - 1-Jun-2000 - Hits: 2309 - Rate This | Details
A description of symptoms related to Kleptomania, recurrent failure to resist impulses to steal objects that are not needed for personal use or for their monetary value.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/kleptomania-symptoms/ - 1-Jun-2000 - Hits: 1654 - Rate This | Details
Pedophilic Disorder Symptoms
A description of symptoms of Pedophilia, recurrent, intense sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors involving sexual activity with a prepubescent child or children.
Note: Do not include an individual in late adolescence involved in an ongoing sexual relationship with a 12- or 13-year-old.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/pedophilic-disorder-symptoms/ - 1-Jun-2000 - Hits: 2422 - Rate This | Details
Symptoms of Shared Psychotic Disorder
A description of symptoms related to Shared Psychotic Disorder, a delusion developed in an individual in the context of a close relationship with another person(s), who has an already-established delusion.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/sx54.htm - 2-Jun-2000 - Hits: 2197 - Rate This | Details
Symptoms of Somatization Disorder
A description of symptoms related to Somatization Disorder, a history of many physical complaints beginning before age 30 years that occur over a period of several years.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/somatization-disorder-symptoms/ - 2-Jun-2000 - Hits: 1661 - Rate This | Details
Conduct Disorder Symptoms
Symptoms related to Conduct Disorder, a childhood disorder characterized by a repetitive and persistent pattern of behavior in which the basic rights of others or major age-appropriate societal norms or rules are violated.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/conduct-disorder-symptoms/ - 3-Jun-2000 - Hits: 1589 - Rate This | Details
Symptoms of Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Oppositional Defiant Disorder is a childhood disorder that is characterized by negative, defiant, disobedient and often hostile behavior toward adults and authority figures primarily. In order to be diagnosed, the behaviors must occur for at least a period of 6 months.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/oppositional-defiant-disorder-symptoms/ - 3-Jun-2000 - Hits: 2181 - Rate This | Details
The International OCD Foundation is a donor-supported nonprofit organization that aims to improve outcomes for individuals with OCD and related disorders by providing resources and support for those affected by OCD, promoting awareness about OCD and related disorders, and increasing access to effective treatment.
http://www.ocfoundation.org/ - 5-Feb-2000 - Hits: 11111 - Rate This | Details
OCD Center of Los Angeles
Treatment center specializing in OCD, OC Spectrum Disorders, and related anxiety disorders. Includes information on symptoms and treatment, an OCD test, a reading list, and links to online resources.
http://www.ocdla.com - 16-Jul-2001 - Hits: 3161 - Rate This | Details
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Clinical Trials
Featured studies include only those currently recruiting participants. They are listed according to the date they were added to the ClinicalTrials.gov registry, with the most recent studies appearing first.
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/trials/obsessive-compulsive-disorder-ocd.shtml - 29-Dec-2005 - Hits: 1216 - Rate This | Details
The Impact of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
In this article, Dr. Haggerty discusses how common OCD is, who has it, and how it affects society. This is a primer to beginning to understand OCD, and is highly approved as a research starting point to help gain understanding on OCD.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/the-impact-of-obsessive-compulsive-disorder/ - 3-Apr-2006 - Hits: 1751 - Rate This | Details
Medications for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
What medications are good for the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)? What reactions and allergies can result? Which drugs are the safest? In this article, Dr. Demitri discusses how a client who needs to take OCD medications can pick ones best suited for them, and also to help improve the quality of their lives.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/medications-for-obsessive-compulsive-disorder/ - 3-Apr-2006 - Hits: 4606 - Rate This | Details
Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders
This research article discusses some conditions: Body dysmorphic disorder and trichotillomania, which appear at first to be obsessive-compulsive disorder, but are in actuality, just closely related to the disorder. Read on, and see if what you (or a loved one) have is not OCD, but one of these two...
http://psychcentral.com/lib/obsessive-compulsive-spectrum-disorders/ - 3-Apr-2006 - Hits: 1756 - Rate This | Details
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in Children and Adolescents
How is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) react in childhood and adolescence? Discussed in this paper is how OCD reacts in the childhood and adolescent group.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/obsessive-compulsive-disorder-in-children-and-adolescents/ - 3-Apr-2006 - Hits: 1906 - Rate This | Details
The Course of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
OCD can be considered deadly in thoughts, feelings, and obsessions. It can follow a course, wherever it can be waxing the one moment, and then the next, it will be going on full-throttle. Discussed in this article is how Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder runs throughout a lifetime.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/2006/02/the-course-of-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-ocd/ - 3-Apr-2006 - Hits: 2237 - Rate This | Details
Treatments for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Believe it or not, once upon a time, obsessive compulsive disorder was considered not responsive to many therapies. In the present, however; that idea has changed, and such things as talk therapies are considered beneficial for those who suffer with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Read on further in this article to understand more about treatment options for OCD.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/treatments-for-obsessive-compulsive-disorder/ - 3-Apr-2006 - Hits: 2439 - Rate This | Details
How Do I Know if I have Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Someone may feel that they have obsessive-compulsive disorder, but they do not really know. How can a person tell? There are no real reliable tests for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), but Dr. Demitri discusses how a person can tell how they may have the disorder.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/how-do-i-know-if-i-have-obsessive-compulsive-disorder/ - 3-Apr-2006 - Hits: 5440 - Rate This | Details
What is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?
Ever really wondered what all the hubbub about Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) was about? Many wonder what OCD entails. In this article, Dr. Demitri discusses how OCD is an illness, how it interacts with people, and things that may be related with it.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/what-is-obsessive-compulsive-disorder/ - 3-Apr-2006 - Hits: 1471 - Rate This | Details
Distinquishing OCD from Other Conditions
Even those in the professional field are sometimes confused with the differences between OCD and other similar conditions. Dr. Goodman discusses how OCD and other conditions related to it are, in fact, different and exactly why they are different. Read here to find out those details.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/distinguishing-ocd-from-other-conditions/ - 3-Apr-2006 - Hits: 5043 - Rate This | Details
Beyond OCD is a 36-page guide that presents an overview of OCD, common obsessions and compulsions, treatment options, a recommended reading list, FAQs, and links to a variety of helpful resources. It is designed to start the reader on the road to successful treatment. Whether you want to learn about OCD, find treatment options, or tap into other resources, you've come to the right place.
http://beyondocd.org/ - 9-Oct-2007 - Hits: 1128 - Rate This | Details
OCD: The War Inside
A film by co-director Mark Pancer, who himself has OCD, brings a unique perspective and compassion to his interviews, eliciting painful stories while also exploring the causes and possible solutions of this often misunderstood condition which affects millions of people. Simultaneously heartbreaking and uplifting, sad and funny, full of love, hate, anger and courage, these stories will resonate long after the film has ended.
http://www.fanlight.com/catalog/films/359_ocd.php - 5-Dec-2002 - Hits: 3518 - Rate This | Details
Getting Control: Overcoming Your Obsessions and Compulsions
An internationally known expert and Harvard Medical School professor offers an up-to-date guide for treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Six million Americans suffer from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and they know firsthand the often devastating effects it has on their lives. Some symptoms, such as the nagging feeling you have left the stovetop burner on, can be mildly distracting. Yet others, like compulsive hand washing, the inability to throw anything out, or nerve-racking feelings of guilt, can be completely paralyzing and make it nearly impossible for sufferers to lead healthy lives. Dr. Baer gives readers the tools to assess their own symptoms, set goals, and create therapeutic programs for themselves. He also helps readers differentiate between OCD and other psychological illnesses such as depression. From the latest treatments to important facts on the medications currently available and how they work, Getting Control is thorough, concise, and positive--a lifesaver for anyone whose well-being is affected by OCD.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0452281776/psychcentral/103-0294974-7613462 - 7-Jan-2003 - Hits: 1387 - Rate This | Details
OCD Screening Quiz
A brief online screening quiz that helps you determine if you may have obsessive-compulsive disorder.
http://psychcentral.com/ocdquiz.htm - 5-Jan-2001 - Hits: 11486 - Rate This | Details
A Google group on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/alt.support.ocd.moderated - 25-Feb-2000 - Hits: 1706 - Rate This | Details
TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors
The TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (formerly known as the Trichotillomania Learning Center) provides a variety of helpful tools and resources to those who suffer from skin-picking, trichotillomania (hair pulling), and other like disorders.
Additional resources and information are also available for those who wish to donate or volunteer to raise support and awareness for these disorders.
http://www.bfrb.org/ - 3-Nov-2000 - Hits: 1189 - Rate This | Details
Yahoo OCD Support Groups
A list of online support groups for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/search?query=obsessive - 13-Jul-2001 - Hits: 2575 - Rate This | Details
Symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
A description of symptoms related to Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, either obsessions or compulsions.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/sx25.htm - 1-Jun-2000 - Hits: 12212 - Rate This | Details
Symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder
Symptoms related to Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder, a personality disorder characterized by a pervasive pattern of preoccupation with orderliness, perfectionism, and mental and interpersonal control, at the expense of flexibility, openness, and efficiency.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/obsessive-compulsive-personality-disorder-symptoms/ - 4-Jun-2000 - Hits: 7749 - Rate This | Details
AFF's Information About Cults and Psychological Manipulation
AFF's mission is to study psychological manipulation and cultic groups, to educate the public and professionals, and to assist those who have been adversely affected by a cult experience. They provide an informative and exhaustive Web site about cults, resources to find additional information (both online and in your community), and much more.
http://www.icsahome.com - 29-Feb-2000 - Hits: 1045 - Rate This | Details
GT World FAQ about the Weschler Intelligence Scale for Children
A FAQ about the Weschler Intelligence Scale for Children from www.gtworld.com
http://vcbconsulting.com/gtworld/gtwisc.htm - 25-Dec-2005 - Hits: 1866 - Rate This | Details
A newsgroup for memebers of the Bruderhof.
news:alt.support.bruderhof - 29-Feb-2000 - Hits: 2111 - Rate This | Details
A newsgroup on issues of interest to short people.
news:alt.support.short - 29-Feb-2000 - Hits: 1606 - Rate This | Details
A 12-step organization for recovery from emotional difficulties.
http://www.emotionsanonymous.org/ - 2-Nov-2005 - Hits: 8890 - Rate This | Details
Real-life dramas are scripted and provided for your enjoyment and education via text or RealAudio playback. Categories include parental, marital and teen/child issues. Each section has a number of "plays" which address real-life issues. For example, under the marital category, issues such as money, exhaustion, sex, and discipline are addressed. A very unique and valuable online resource.
http://www.wholefamily.com/ - 5-Feb-2000 - Hits: 2150 - Rate This | Details
A Place for Us... Oppositional Defiant Support Group
Personal stories, articles, links, and information for oppositional defiant and other conduct disorders. Oriented toward the teens who suffer from these problems.
http://www.conductdisorders.com/ - 18-Jun-2000 - Hits: 2526 - Rate This | Details
A solid child and adolescent mental health and parenting resource from the NYU Child Study Center.
http://www.aboutourkids.org - 8-Aug-2001 - Hits: 1120 - Rate This | Details
Child Mental Health
Addresses mental disorders, behavioral disorders, child abuse, trauma, disaster and advocacy issues. Provides information including child mental health news, topics and research results about disorders including Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, Autism, Schizophrenia and Eating Disorders. Serves the needs of children, families and professionals.
http://www.childadvocate.net/childmentalhealth/ - 6-Nov-2002 - Hits: 1690 - Rate This | Details
The Sex Lives of Teenagers
In this article by Dr. Ponton, the assumed secret world of sexual teenagers is revealed. In a four part article, she discusses how Rory (a male teenager) and his family were having issues with Rory's girlfriend staying over while the parents were out of town. Included on the last page is some helpful advice to both parents and children regarding sexuality of teenagers.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/the-sex-lives-of-teenagers/ - 20-Mar-2006 - Hits: 2667 - Rate This | Details
Facts for Families
One part of The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Homepage, and the most useful. It offers easy-to-read and understand information presented in a brochure-style to parents and families dealing with children who have some sort of mental disorder. All too often the Web is content-free, but here is a lot of content for parents looking for some answers online.
https://www.aacap.org/AACAP/Families_and_Youth/Facts_for_Families/FFF-Guide/FFF-Guide-Home.aspx - 20-Jan-2000 - Hits: 1186 - Rate This | Details
A newsgroup on spanking.
news:alt.parenting.spanking - 27-Feb-2000 - Hits: 1710 - Rate This | Details
How to talk with your teenagers, not at them
Parents of teens ask themselves this and other preposterous questions as they navigate the treacherous waters of parenthood. Truth is, all healthy teens are somewhat temperamental, secretive and obstinate -- it's their job!
http://psychcentral.com/lib/how-to-talk-with-your-teenagers-not-at-them/ - 1-Apr-2004 - Hits: 1141 - Rate This | Details
Teen anger takes many forms. It may be expressed as indignation and resentment, or rage and fury. It is the expression of teenage anger -- the behavior -- that we see. Some teens may repress their anger and withdraw; others may be more defiant and destroy property. They will continue their behavior, or it may escalate, until they decide to look within themselves to the roots of their anger. But teenage anger is a feeling, an emotion, not a behavior. And anger is usually caused by something going on in a teen's life.
http://psychcentral.com/library/teen_anger.htm - 1-Apr-2004 - Hits: 1905 - Rate This | Details
Aspen Education Group
Offers boarding schools, residential treatment and outdoor therapy for at risk youth and their families. Headquartered in Cerritos, California. Aspen operates forty-seven (47) programs in nine (9) states. Aspen has been providing innovative quality educational programs that promote academic and personal growth for over two decades.
http://www.aegprograms.com/ - 11-Dec-2002 - Hits: 1192 - Rate This | Details
A collection of resources for people who care about someone with borderline personality disorder.
http://www.bpdcentral.com/ - 27-Feb-2000 - Hits: 6023 - Rate This | Details
BPD Central Personality Disorder FAQs
BPD Central hosts a comprehensive and efficient personality disorder FAQ that details common signs and symptoms of borderline, narcissistic and histrionic personality disorder.
http://www.bpdcentral.com/faq/personality-disorders - 21-Mar-2000 - Hits: 1956 - Rate This | Details
Great Ideas in Personality
How do people tend to think, feel, and behave--and what causes these tendencies? These are the questions addressed by personality theory and research. This site deals with scientific research programs in personality psychology. They are offered as candidates for the title "great ideas"; whether they are indeed great remains an open question.
http://www.personalityresearch.org/ - 24-Apr-2001 - Hits: 4739 - Rate This | Details
Kathi's Mental Health Review
Designed as a foundation and a cutting edge source for Borderline Personality Disorder. For consumers, students & professionals.
http://www.toddlertime.com - 10-Sep-2002 - Hits: 1136 - Rate This | Details
BPDRecovery is a site that focuses on recovering from Borderline Personality Disorder using techniques and tools based predominantly in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). They are non-discriminatory and welcome those who've been formally diagnosed or simply recognize themselves or someone they know in the diagnostic criteria for BPD.
They also provide a safe arena for those with mental illnesses and disorders (specifically BPD) to share concerns, voice opinions, seek like-minded individuals, work toward recovery, discuss medications and therapy approaches, and explore the impact of their illness(es) have had on their life and the lives of their loved ones. One does not need to have formal diagnosis to participate or benefit from the resources offered here.
http://www.bpdrecovery.com/ - 4-Jan-2006 - Hits: 3226 - Rate This | Details
Personality & Individual Differences
Individual difference psychology examines how people are similar and how they differ in their thinking, feeling and behaviour.
People are complex, however, and there are multiple theories and evidence as to what are the prevailing aspects of psychological differences.
This site provides detailed lecture notes from an undergraduate psychology course on personality and intelligence, two important areas of individual difference psychology.
http://www.wilderdom.com/personality/index.html - 1-Nov-2003 - Hits: 2205 - Rate This | Details
Borderline Personality Disorder
Articles and ebooks written by a Ms. A.J. Mahari, a person who has recovered from Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), email support lists, DBT Skills list, Non-Borderline section and much more.
http://borderlinepersonality.ca/ - 28-Nov-2003 - Hits: 3312 - Rate This | Details
BPD World is a site that is committed to raising awareness and reducing the stigma of mental health, but focusing on borderline personality disorder (BPD). They provide information, advice and support on borderline personality disorder.
http://www.bpdworld.org/ - 7-Sep-2004 - Hits: 5049 - Rate This | Details
An Overview of Borderline Personality Disorder
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a serious mental illness characterized by pervasive instability in moods, interpersonal relationships, self-image, and behavior. This instability often disrupts family and work life, long-term planning, and the individual's sense of self-identity. Originally thought to be at the "borderline" of psychosis, people with BPD suffer from a disorder of emotion regulation.
This article discusses the symptoms, treatments and recent research findings from the NIMH on this disorder.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/an-overview-of-borderline-personality-disorder/ - 10-Nov-2004 - Hits: 6953 - Rate This | Details
Offers free personality feedback on tests developed by research psychologists at UC Berkeley. Visitors to PersonalityLab.org can learn about their own personality, get feedback about the life goals they value most, find out if they're skilled at predicting which couples will break up versus stay together, and more. Site is completely non-commercial and contains no ads of any kind.
http://www.personalitylab.org/ - 21-Oct-2005 - Hits: 3496 - Rate This | Details
Personality Disorders (for professionals)
All about Personality Disorders: Introduction, Historical Background, Recent Trends in the Treatment of Personality Disorders and much more
http://www.health.am/psy/personality-disorders-pro/ - 20-Jul-2006 - Hits: 1603 - Rate This | Details
Borderline Personality Disorder
Borderline is an online support group for those who have been professionally diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder aka BPD. BPD is NOT the same as Bipolar Disorder, but often co-exists, so those who are dual diagnosed are welcome too. This list was created to be a safe haven where a borderline can express themselves freely without fear of condemnation or rejection. This list is restricted, which means ONLY those who have been diagnosed with BPD are welcome. Please, no friends, spouses or family. There are other lists for them. This list is also fully moderated, meaning all posts have to be approved by a moderator before they are passed on through. This is to protect everyone's safety and privacy. This group does NOT replace therapy, but rather, to be an addition to anyone's treatment plan. BPD is not a disease, it is believed to be a Biochemical disorder. This support group is a place to be yourself, get full support, as well as to learn about the various aspects of this complex disorder.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/borderline - 6-Feb-2000 - Hits: 10889 - Rate This | Details
A newsgroup for people with personality disorders.
news:alt.support.personality - 25-Feb-2000 - Hits: 2090 - Rate This | Details
A newsgroup on schizoid personality disorder.
news:alt.support.personality.schizoid - 25-Feb-2000 - Hits: 1520 - Rate This | Details
Narcissism Revisited Study List
The archives of the Narcissism Revisited Study List regarding Pathological Narcissism and the Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD)contain thousands of links and articles. 3-5 daily messages. Moderated.
http://malignantselflove.tripod.com/narclist.html - 27-Jun-2000 - Hits: 1420 - Rate This | Details
Healing Narcissism and Disorders of the Self
Healing Narcissism and Disorders of the Self is a support group that strives to provide a positive environment in which both those suffering from NPD and family members/partners can achieve a greater understanding of this disorder and heal the wounds associated with it.
http://frost.bbboy.net/healnpd - 7-Sep-2003 - Hits: 2240 - Rate This | Details
NPD Family Support Group (Narcissistic Personality Disorder)
NPD Family is the largest and most active NPD support group on Livejournal. It is for anyone who is profoundly affected by a Narcissist. Members share stories, frustrations, and any news related to NPD.
http://npd-family.livejournal.com/profile - 11-Jan-2006 - Hits: 2004 - Rate This | Details
Antisocial Personality Disorder Symptoms
Symptoms related to Antisocial Personality Disorder, a disorder characterized by a long-standing pattern of a disregard for other people's rights, often crossing the line and violating those rights.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/antisocial-personality-disorder-symptoms/ - 4-Jun-2000 - Hits: 5576 - Rate This | Details
Avoidant Personality Disorder Symptoms
Symptoms related to Avoidant Personality Disorder, a disorder characterized by a long-standing and complex pattern of feelings of inadequacy, extreme sensitivity to what other people think about them, and social inhibition.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/avoidant-personality-disorder-symptoms/ - 4-Jun-2000 - Hits: 5144 - Rate This | Details
Borderline Personality Disorder Symptoms
Symptoms related to Borderline Personality Disorder, a disorder characterized by unstable interpersonal relationships.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/borderline-personality-disorder-symptoms/ - 4-Jun-2000 - Hits: 9266 - Rate This | Details
Dependent Personality Disorder Symptoms
Dependent personality disorder is characterized by a long-standing need for the person to be taken care of and a fear of being abandoned or separated from important individuals in his or her life. This leads the person to engage in dependent and submissive behaviors that are designed to elicit care-giving behaviors in others. The dependent behavior may be see as being "clingy" or "clinging on" to others, because the person fears they can't live their lives without the help of others.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/dependent-personality-disorder-symptoms/ - 4-Jun-2000 - Hits: 2916 - Rate This | Details
Symptoms of Histrionic Personality Disorder
Histrionic personality disorder is characterized by a long-standing pattern of attention seeking behavior and extreme emotionality. Someone with histrionic personality disorder wants to be the center of attention in any group of people, and feel uncomfortable when they are not. While often lively, interesting and sometimes dramatic, they have difficulty when people aren’t focused exclusively on them. People with this disorder may be perceived as being shallow, and may engage in sexually seductive or provocative behavior to draw attention to themselves.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/histrionic-personality-disorder-symptoms/ - 4-Jun-2000 - Hits: 5701 - Rate This | Details
Narcissistic Personality Disorder Symptoms
Narcissistic Personality Disorder is characterized by a long-standing pattern of grandiosity (either in fantasy or actual behavior), an overwhelming need for admiration, and usually a complete lack of empathy toward others. People with this disorder often believe they are of primary importance in everybody’s life or to anyone they meet.
A personality disorder is an enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior that deviates from the norm of the individual’s culture. The pattern is seen in two or more of the following areas: cognition; affect; interpersonal functioning; or impulse control.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/narcissistic-personality-disorder-symptoms/ - 4-Jun-2000 - Hits: 4269 - Rate This | Details
Paranoid Personality Disorder Symptoms
Symptoms related to Paranoid Personality Disorder, a personality disorder characterized by a pervasive distrust and suspiciousness of others such that their motives are interpreted as malevolent.
Individuals with this disorder assume that other people will exploit, harm, or deceive them, even if no evidence exists to support this expectation.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/paranoid-personality-disorder-symptoms/ - 4-Jun-2000 - Hits: 3177 - Rate This | Details
Schizoid Personality Disorder Symptoms
Symptoms related to Schizoid Personality Disorder, a personality disorder characterized by a pervasive pattern of detachment from social relationships and a restricted range of expression of emotions in interpersonal settings.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/schizoid-personality-disorder-symptoms/ - 4-Jun-2000 - Hits: 6153 - Rate This | Details
Schizotypal Personality Disorder Symptoms
Symptoms related to Schizotypal Personality Disorder, a personality disorder characterized by a pervasive pattern of social and interpersonal deficits marked by acute discomfort with, and reduced capacity for, close relationships as well as by cognitive or perceptual distortions and eccentricities of behavior.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/schizotypal-personality-disorder-symptoms/ - 4-Jun-2000 - Hits: 4343 - Rate This | Details
National Center for PTSD
What is the National Center for PTSD?
We are the center of excellence for research & education on the prevention, understanding, and treatment of PTSD. We have seven divisions across the country. Although we provide no direct clinical care, our purpose is to improve the well-being and understanding of American veterans. We conduct cutting edge research and apply resultant findings to: "Advance Science and Promote Understanding of Traumatic Stress." The premier online resource for information, organizations, and resources related to PTSD.
http://www.ptsd.va.gov/ - 5-Feb-2000 - Hits: 3806 - Rate This | Details
Trauma Info Pages
A great set of resources that focus primarily on emotional trauma and traumatic stress, including PTSD, whether following individual traumatic experience(s) or a large-scale disaster. Kept up-to-date regularly and the amount of useful information found in them is sometimes overwhelming. But with a simple and logical organization combined with a pleasant reading background, they are a joy to discover. The information is written by a licensed psychologist, so it's trustworthy and accurate.
http://www.trauma-pages.com/ - 5-Feb-2000 - Hits: 4556 - Rate This | Details
Gift From Within - PTSD Resources
Gift From Within is an international non-profit organization dedicated to help those who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), those at risk for PTSD, and those who care for traumatized individuals. Their philosophy is to rekindle hope and restore dignity to trauma survivors.
http://www.giftfromwithin.org/ - 1-Oct-2004 - Hits: 2497 - Rate This | Details
Icahn School of Medicine: Traumatic Stress Studies Program
The Mount Sinai Traumatic Stress Studies Program is comprehensive evaluation and treatment for trauma survivors and their families by experienced professionals. A helpful resource that describes various methods to treat PTSD and related disorders.
http://icahn.mssm.edu/departments-and-institutes/psychiatry/divisions/traumatic-stress-studies-division - 2-Nov-2001 - Hits: 1142 - Rate This | Details
What Is Psychological Trauma?
An article from the Sidran Foundation that defines trauma, and discusses trauma survivors, the changes they go through, and how they attempt to cope with traumatic events in their lives. Serves as a comprehensive but concise overview of the biological, psychological, and social aspects of trauma.
http://www.sidran.org/resources/for-survivors-and-loved-ones/what-is-psychological-trauma/ - 12-Sep-2001 - Hits: 2141 - Rate This | Details
Understanding Complex Trauma, Complex Reactions, and Treatment Approaches by Christine A. Courtois, PhD
What is complex trauma and what makes it different from other forms of psychological trauma? This article by Christine A. Courtois, PhD, written primarily for beginning therapists and practitioners, provides an overview of what constitutes complex traumatization, common initial and long-term responses and symptoms and their diagnostic conceptualization as complex PTSD.
http://www.giftfromwithin.org/html/cptsd-understanding-treatment.html - 14-Jun-2010 - Hits: 982 - Rate This | Details
A newsgroup on trauma and PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder).
news:alt.support.trauma-ptsd - 25-Feb-2000 - Hits: 1255 - Rate This | Details
Yahoo.com PTSD Support Groups
A list of online support groups for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
http://groups.yahoo.com/search?query=ptsd - 13-Jul-2001 - Hits: 4383 - Rate This | Details
Acute Stress Disorder Symptoms
Acute Stress Disorder is characterized by the development of severe anxiety, dissociative, and other symptoms that occurs within one month after exposure to an extreme traumatic stressor (e.g., witnessing a death or serious accident). As a response to the traumatic event, the individual develops dissociative symptoms. Individuals with Acute Stress Disorder have a decrease in emotional responsiveness, often finding it difficult or impossible to experience pleasure in previously enjoyable activities, and frequently feel guilty about pursuing usual life tasks.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/acute-stress-disorder-symptoms/ - 30-May-2000 - Hits: 4265 - Rate This | Details
Symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
A description of symptoms related to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, a debilitating condition that follows a terrifying event.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/sx32.htm - 1-Jun-2000 - Hits: 4715 - Rate This | Details
A Guide to Psychology and its Practice
Useful information about psychology, managed care, consumer rights, and why an individual might go see a psychologist.
http://www.guidetopsychology.com/ - 16-Oct-2002 - Hits: 4020 - Rate This | Details
Behavior Online was relaunched in 2013 as a place where leading experts in the behavioral health sphere could write, share and discuss topics of interest to the field. Its original forums are available in archive format for perusal and new content includes articles in such categories as cognitive therapy, evolutionary psychology, and Ericksonian therapy to name a few.
http://behavior.net/ - 6-Feb-2000 - Hits: 1519 - Rate This | Details
Albert Ellis Institute
This page provides a lot of useful information on rational emotive behavioral therapy (REBT), a specific psychotherapy and theory developed by Albert Ellis. Includes a directory of REBT-trained therapists throughout the world, a FAQ, schedule of upcoming seminars, etc.
http://www.rebt.org/ - 2-Mar-2000 - Hits: 2348 - Rate This | Details
C.G. Jung Index
A great resource index to all things Jung online.
http://www.cgjungpage.org/ - 2-Mar-2000 - Hits: 1209 - Rate This | Details
Jaume Masip's Recent Research
Jaume Masip's is an associate professor with the Department of Social Psychology and Anthropology at the University of Salamanca. Site links to his recent research which primarily has to do with nonverbal communication and more specifically behavioral and nonverbal deception cues.
http://diarium.usal.es/jmasip/category/jaume-masips-research - 5-Dec-2000 - Hits: 1774 - Rate This | Details
This site is a comprehensive resource for college-level psychology students, designed to help students succeed in their study of psychology. Search for grad school info, degrees, class notes, jobs, and more.
http://www.alleydog.com - 20-Dec-2001 - Hits: 3074 - Rate This | Details
Karen Horney Lecture Notes
Lecture notes about Karen Horney and Fruedian theory.
http://www.sonoma.edu/users/d/daniels/Horneylect.html - 29-May-2002 - Hits: 996 - Rate This | Details
The Psychology site at About.com is guided by Dr. Shelley Wu. It is comprehensive and covers many areas of psychology, in the formats of blogs, articles, link library, discussion, and more.
http://psychology.about.com/ - 12-Jul-2003 - Hits: 2591 - Rate This | Details
Website explores the life and work of Dr. Eric Berne, author of Games People Play, considered by many to be the first and most original popular psychology book. He also created Transactional Analysis, a new method of psychoanalysis that focused on the interactions between individuals. Site includes a biography, a detailed description and history of Transactional Analysis, a description of Games People Play, bibliography, book reviews, and more.
http://www.ericberne.com/ - 30-Oct-2004 - Hits: 1207 - Rate This | Details
All About Forensic Psychology
A comprehensive guide to the world of forensic psycholgy. Definitions, history, topic areas, theory and practice, careers, debates, offender profiling and study options are all covered in detail.
http://www.all-about-forensic-psychology.com/ - 26-Apr-2006 - Hits: 2082 - Rate This | Details
All About Psychology
A comprehensive guide to the world of psychology. Definitions, history, topic areas, theory and practice, careers, psychology Q & A and study skills are all covered in detail.
http://www.all-about-psychology.com/ - 12-Mar-2008 - Hits: 1011 - Rate This | Details
Free open-source tools and resources for mental health professionals. Psychology Tools, a central repository for materials useful to psychologists and other mental health professionals aim is to provide free downloads of copyright-free materials, and also links to copyright materials.
This site does not just encourage a "psychology-by-numbers" approach, but does feel strongly that psychologists could benefit by sharing resources which they have developed and find useful in their daily work. It should also be a useful resource to trainees looking to develop their skills.
http://www.psychology.tools/ - 19-Feb-2009 - Hits: 3709 - Rate This | Details
Describes the development and use of common psychological tests. Also includes a national directory of testing psychologists, psychology news, and links to jobs for psychologists.
http://www.psychologicaltesting.com - 2-Apr-2000 - Hits: 1372 - Rate This | Details
Psychological assessment, testing and practice management resources for psychologists and mental health professionals. Includes informative test listing detailing whom the test(s) should be administered to, what the test entails, how long it takes, and potential diagnoses.
http://www.assessmentpsychology.com/resources.htm - 5-Aug-2005 - Hits: 5322 - Rate This | Details
Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessment
The Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessment (ASEBA) offers a comprehensive approach to assessing adaptive and maladaptive functioning. ASEBA instruments are designed for multi-informant assessment across the age span and can be readily used in mental health services, schools, medical settings, child and family services, HMOs, public health agencies, child guidance, and training programs.
http://www.aseba.org/index.html - 22-Dec-2005 - Hits: 2334 - Rate This | Details
APA FAQ Information On Psychological Tests
- Finding Information on a Particular Test
- Finding a Particular Type of Test
- Locating a Specific Test
- Locating Test Publishers
- Purchasing Tests
- Test References
- Available Software and Scoring Devices
- Additional Information on the Proper Use of Tests
The APA Science Directorate answers hundreds of calls and emails each year from persons trying to locate the right test or find more information about psychological tests. APA neither sells nor endorses testing instruments, but it does provide guidance in using available resources to find psychological tests. Answers to frequently asked questions are provided here.
Subsections of the FAQ include:
http://www.apa.org/science/faq-findtests.html - 26-Dec-2005 - Hits: 2027 - Rate This | Details
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Information is provided as a public service to aid in the understanding and treatment of the developmental, behavioral, and mental disorders which affect an estimated 7 to 12 million children and adolescents at any given time in the United States. You will find information on child and adolescent psychiatry, fact sheets for parents and caregivers, AACAP membership, current research, practice guidelines, managed care information, awards and fellowship descriptions, meeting information, and much more.
http://www.aacap.org/ - 29-Feb-2000 - Hits: 1135 - Rate This | Details
Training Institute for Suicide Assessment and Clinical Interviewing
Provides the "Interviewing Tip of the Month", complete article on the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (CASE Approach)and trainings on suicide assessment and clinical interviewing for mental health professionals and primary care physicians.
http://www.suicideassessment.com - 4-Jan-2001 - Hits: 1881 - Rate This | Details
Psychology Continuing Education
Online, self-study continuing education credits, PTSD, Depression, Domestic Violence and Child Abuse.
http://www.siteceu.com - 26-Jul-2002 - Hits: 6079 - Rate This | Details
ABED Continuing Ed
APA, APT, BOP, BRN, CA BBS, FL, ISST, NAADAC, NASW, NBCC, OH, STA, TX & TX SBEPC approved online and self-study continuing education units. Satisfaction 100% guaranteed. "At ABED Continuing Ed you really can earn your ceus while staying in bed!"
http://www.psychceu.com/ - 23-Jun-2010 - Hits: 6169 - Rate This | Details
Psychology Continuing Education Directory
A directory of independent study providers and a public blog professionals can use to review their experiences with courses and read the reviews of others
http://www.PsychContinuingEd.com - 2-Aug-2008 - Hits: 1906 - Rate This | Details
Provides home study continuing education for Psychologists, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Mental Health Counselors.
http://www.cestudies.com - 15-Jan-2010 - Hits: 1447 - Rate This | Details
BehavioralHealthCE offers online continuing education for psychologists, social workers, counselors, nurses and other healthcare professionals. All courses and tests can be viewed for free.
http://www.BehavioralHealthCE.com - 4-Jan-2012 - Hits: 1593 - Rate This | Details
Baker Act Information
This site was created to describe current trends in psychiatric hospitals. The patient issues are disscussd in detail including the origins of the mental illness that landed the patient in the hospital along with the tactics many psychiatric institutions use to entice patients to desire to return to the hospital. ("Baker Act" is the name of the law that describes the procedures for involuntary committment to a mental health facility in Florida.)
http://bakeract.tripod.com/ - 17-Oct-2003 - Hits: 1830 - Rate This | Details
Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct
The Ethical Standards set forth enforceable rules for conduct as psychologists who are members of the American Psychological Association. Most of the Ethical Standards are written broadly, in order to apply to psychologists in varied roles, although the application of an Ethical Standard may vary depending on the context. The Ethical Standards are not exhaustive. The fact that a given conduct is not specifically addressed by an Ethical Standard does not mean that it is necessarily either ethical or unethical. This Ethics Code applies only to psychologists' activities that are part of their scientific, educational, or professional roles as psychologists.
http://www.apa.org/ethics/code/index.aspx - 17-Oct-2003 - Hits: 5222 - Rate This | Details
Legal, Ethical and Professionals Issues in Psychotherapy
A resource featuring differing viewpoints about the ethical, legal and professional issues in psychoanalysis.
http://www.academyprojects.org/ - 17-Oct-2003 - Hits: 5495 - Rate This | Details
Stanford Prison Experiment
This site features an extensive slide show and information about this classic psychology experiment by Philip G. Zimbardo. What happens when you put good people in an evil place? Does humanity win over evil, or does evil triumph? These are some of the questions we posed in this dramatic simulation of prison life conducted in the summer of 1971 at Stanford University.
How we went about testing these questions and what we found may astound you. Our planned two-week investigation into the psychology of prison life had to be ended prematurely after only six days because of what the situation was doing to the college students who participated. In only a few days, our guards became sadistic and our prisoners became depressed and showed signs of extreme stress. Please join me on a slide tour of describing this experiment and uncovering what it tells us about the nature of Human Nature.
http://www.prisonexp.org/ - 17-Oct-2003 - Hits: 2057 - Rate This | Details
Psychological Harassment Information Association
Explores the many forms of psychological harassment and the effect it has on its victims. Includes tips on reducing stress and ways to maintain a good life.
http://www.psychologicalharassment.com/ - 6-Dec-2003 - Hits: 1275 - Rate This | Details
Offering traditional magazine-type articles on a broad spectrum of self-help and psychological topics, it is arranged in a reasonable fashion; offerings range from articles on relationships and parenting, to movie and book reviews, to professional articles. Does not "publish" on a regular schedule, but adds articles as they become available on an irregular basis.
SelfhelpMagazine is an educational magazine, and not intended to be any form of psychotherapy, a replacement for professional services, nor a substitute for a licensed professional. Psychotherapy is a very involved process that must be tailored to your specific needs by a professional. If you believe you may have a serious disorder described in the magazine, do not attempt to self-treat based on the information contained herein, or self-medicate. Please seek the counsel of a licensed professional in your geographical area. Also do not make any life-altering decisions based on what you read on our website. Proceed at your own risk.
http://www.selfhelpmagazine.com/ - 28-Feb-2000 - Hits: 986 - Rate This | Details
Perceptual Science Laboratory of UCSC
News and other publications from researcher Dominic W. Massaro of the University of California at Santa Cruz Perceptual Science Laboratory.
Research findings focus on recent advances to the perception and understanding of speech development that suggest a strong influence by a speaker’s face and accompanying gestures, as well as the actual sound of the speech.
http://mambo.ucsc.edu - 2-Mar-2000 - Hits: 2665 - Rate This | Details
Psycline is is owned and managed by psychologist Dr. Armin Günther, of the University of Augsburg, Germany, and is one of the most comprehensive and up-to-date indexes of psychology and social science journals on the web.
Their journal locator allows for searching journals based on keyword, subject, type of online information, or alphabetically. Additionally they offer the ability to search a variety of databases including Medline, Elsevier, APA, et al. using their article locator.
http://www.psycline.org/journals/psycline.html - 2-Mar-2000 - Hits: 11793 - Rate This | Details
The original refereed online journal on consciousness.
See also, PSYCHE-D Mailing List Archive by Thread.
http://www.theassc.org/psyche_archive_only - 2-Mar-2000 - Hits: 2968 - Rate This | Details
Online Psychology ALerting (OPAL)
A free online service designed to provide you with the latest information about books and journals in the fields of behavioural science.
http://www.psypress.com/ - 23-Oct-2002 - Hits: 1022 - Rate This | Details
APA Monitor on Psychology
The online version of the APA Monitor, a magazine of the American Psychological Association.
http://www.apa.org/monitor/ - 29-Dec-2005 - Hits: 3997 - Rate This | Details
To subscribe to this mailing list, you will need to compose a short email. Click on the link above and enter this text into the body of your email message (leave the subject line blank): subscribe ERPSYCH Your-name
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News about our knowledge of the brain and behavior.
http://www.neuropsychological.blogspot.com/ - 25-Sep-2004 - Hits: 1352 - Rate This | Details
Psychology of the Internet: Research and Theory
- How to conduct psychological research via the Internet
- Theory behind virtual support groups
- Online psychotherapy (e-therapy)
- "Internet Addiction Disorder"
- Psychology of various online phenomenon, such as flame wars, relationships, etc.
Psychology of the Internet: Research and Theory is interested in the discussion and publication of research and theory related to how people relate to one another, individual's portrayal of a persona online, and general online social communications. It can include topics such as:
This list has regular volume traffic on it and is the oldest such mailing list on the Internet today for discussion of research and theory about online behavior. It was founded by one of the leading pioneers in the field of online psychology and the CEO of Psychcentral.com, Dr. John Grohol.
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/psy-internet/info - 23-Feb-2000 - Hits: 2545 - Rate This | Details
Behavenet BBS offers a lot of interesting information to those interested in behaviorism and related fields
http://behavenet.com/ - 29-Feb-2000 - Hits: 1183 - Rate This | Details
A newsgroup on personality taxonomies/assessment/models.
news:alt.psychology.personality - 24-Feb-2000 - Hits: 1559 - Rate This | Details
A newsgroup on all personality systems & measurement.
news:sci.psychology.personality - 27-Feb-2000 - Hits: 1153 - Rate This | Details
Personality and Consciousness
Eric Pettifor An excellent site devoted to discussing the major theorists in personality psychology, including Alfred Adler, Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, George Kelly, Abraham Maslow, Carl Rogers, B.F. Skinner, and Charles T. Tart. Offers their respective theories and philosophies on doing psychotherapy. Updated regularly and an original design. Looks and works best with frames, but a non-framed version is available, naturally.
http://pandc.ca/ - 2-Mar-2000 - Hits: 3256 - Rate This | Details
The OuchKit: Couples Therapy in a Box
The OuchKit is a communication tool that teaches couples how to talk about even the most difficult subjects, under even the most stressful conditions -- without defensiveness or blame.
http://www.theouchkit.com/ - 2-Aug-2004 - Hits: 3140 - Rate This | Details
Breaking the Silence: Lesson Plans
Lesson plans, games, and posters created to break the silence and fight stigma of mental illness in our schools.
http://www.btslessonplans.org/ - 29-Oct-2005 - Hits: 2581 - Rate This | Details
Consulting Psychologist Press
Consulting Psychologist Press is a database of professional services, products and various testing supplies.
https://www.cpp.com/en/index.aspx - 25-Dec-2005 - Hits: 1186 - Rate This | Details
APA Style Essentials
The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA, 6th ed., 2010) provides a comprehensive reference guide to writing using APA style, organization, and content. The purpose of this article is to provide a common core of elements of APA style of minimal writing standards for any assignment that specifies APA style.
http://www.vanguard.edu/psychology/faculty/douglas-degelman/apa-style/ - 19-Jun-2003 - Hits: 9194 - Rate This | Details
Writing with Style: A Hypertext Writing Guide
This hypertext guide is an attempt to make the style of writing used in the field of psychology clear to you. It summarizes a lot of the material available in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA, 4th edition, 1995) and is oriented toward undergraduate students.
http://www4.uwsp.edu/psych/mp/APA/apa4b.htm - 19-Jun-2003 - Hits: 1301 - Rate This | Details
APA Style Help: How to Cite Internet Articles and Websites
An APA style guide reference that gives you the specifics and examples on how to cite online articles, Web sites, and other Internet resources.
http://www.apastyle.org/apa-style-help.aspx - 19-Jun-2003 - Hits: 5274 - Rate This | Details
Virtual Psychology Classroom with over 2000 pages of information. Includes three complete psychology texts (General, Personality, and Statistics), a detailed psychology timeline, biographies, a 500+ word psychology dictionary, information on mental disorders, career and educational information, online research, psychology journal, an active psychology student forum, and more.
http://allpsych.com/ - 8-Aug-2003 - Hits: 2706 - Rate This | Details
Essays on Psychology and Life
A growing collection of essays on psychotherapy, parenting, narcissism, depression, and other topics in psychology. Helpful stuff here.
http://www.voicelessness.com/essay.html - 18-Feb-2000 - Hits: 7976 - Rate This | Details
Everything about psychotherapy, the different types, and what it is (and isn't) is here, punctuated by great stories and thoughtful commentary.
http://www.aboutpsychotherapy.com/ - 23-Feb-2000 - Hits: 9130 - Rate This | Details
New York Psychoanalytic Institute
Website of the New York Psychoanalytic Institute. The Institute promotes excellence in the teaching, research, and provision of psychoanalytic treatment.
http://www.nypsi.org/ - 2-Mar-2000 - Hits: 1017 - Rate This | Details
Gestalt Theoretical Psychotherapy
This site deals strictly with Gestalt psychology based psychotherapy. The site contains brief information, bibliography, associations and training.
http://gestalttheory.net/gtp/ - 16-Jul-2004 - Hits: 1516 - Rate This | Details
This website is designed to explain how to use the mental health system, including how to select a psychotherapist. It explains what kinds of psychotherapists there are, what their training is, and how to find them. It provides a listing of links to mental health information of the web, explains what these are about, who wrote them, and what info they offer. It introduces Fred Levin, M.D., the author of this web page, and gives his background, and how to reach him for more info if needed.
http://www.secretmind.com - 22-Oct-2000 - Hits: 1510 - Rate This | Details
A bilingual English Japanese site giving information on finding an approved counseling center, a Japanese Federation of Psychotherapy registered psychotherapist, a Japan Society of Certified Clinical Psychologists qualified clinical psychologist, licensed psychiatric clinic services for Tokyo community and Japan residents, plus information on how to tell a counselor, clinical psychologist, psychotherapist, psychiatric social worker or psychiatrist is certified, registered or licensed in Japan to offer mental health care and emotional, social and psychological support services.
http://www.counselingjapan.com/index_eng.php - 25-Jun-2006 - Hits: 1215 - Rate This | Details
Bi-monthly magazine for therapists and therapists in training, filled with the latest clinical and practical news. Their Web site is filled with useful, original articles at no cost. (Used to be called the Family Therapy Networker.)
http://www.psychotherapynetworker.org - 26-Jan-2002 - Hits: 2534 - Rate This | Details
For psychotherapists and others interested in psychotherapy. Incisive, in-depth, and no-holds barred interviews with top psychotherapists in the field including Kernberg, Yalom, Gottman, Szasz, Insoo Kim Berg, Hoyt, Meichenbaum, Ellis, Bugental, Pittman, and more. Articles on the experience and practice of psychotherapy from unique vantage points, invivo psychotherapy videos from master practitioners, and psychotherapy humor and wit galore!
Continuing Education units are also available by reading or watching resources and taking an online test.
http://www.psychotherapy.net/home - 13-Dec-2003 - Hits: 2643 - Rate This | Details
An Introduction to Psychotherapy
A brief, general article describing the five major types of psychotherapy conducted today.
Psychotherapy is a process focused on helping you heal and learn more constructive ways to deal with the problems or issues within your life. It can also be a supportive process when going through a difficult period or under increased stress, such as starting a new career or going through a divorce.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/an-introduction-to-psychotherapy/ - 7-Jan-2002 - Hits: 1860 - Rate This | Details
About Interpersonal Therapy
Interpersonal therapy focuses on the interpersonal relationships of the depressed person. The idea of interpersonal therapy is that depression can be treated by improving the communication patterns and how people relate to others.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/about-interpersonal-therapy/ - 7-Jan-2002 - Hits: 1591 - Rate This | Details
About Group Therapy
A brief article describing the components and benefits of group psychotherapy (as opposed to individual therapy). Group therapy provides psychotherapy treatment in a format where there is typically one therapist and six to twelve participants with related problems.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/about-group-therapy/ - 7-Jan-2002 - Hits: 1057 - Rate This | Details
About Cognitive Therapy
Cognitive therapy is based on the theory that much of how we feel is determined by what we think. Disorders, such as depression, are believed to be the result of faulty thoughts and beliefs. By correcting these inaccurate beliefs, the person’s perception of events and emotional state improve.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/about-cognitive-psychotherapy/ - 7-Jan-2002 - Hits: 1659 - Rate This | Details
About Behavior Therapy
A brief article describing the components and benefits of behavioral psychotherapy (also known and practiced as cognitive-behavioral therapy.
Behavior therapy is a structured approach that carefully measures what the person is doing and then seeks to increase chances for positive experience.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/about-behavior-therapy/ - 7-Jan-2002 - Hits: 2111 - Rate This | Details
Theravive Therapist Directory
A comprehensive, high-quality directory of therapists in the United States and Canada that offer good therapy.
Theravive screens and hand-picks its therapists, ensuring a limited number of therapists in each geographic region.
http://theravive.com/ - 19-Oct-2013 - Hits: 1117 - Rate This | Details
Ask the Internet Therapist
We provide quality, comprehensive online counseling and medical information via audiovisual, e-mail, chat, and telephone mediums. We are a complete healthcare clinic online. We offer a full range of hypnotic audiotapes and mental health educational tapes.
http://www.asktheinternettherapist.com - 12-Jan-2002 - Hits: 6209 - Rate This | Details
myTHERAPYnet.com provides an environment for licensed psychotherapists to conduct online psychotherapy and life coaching services. People are able to receive therapy in the form of real time chat, audio or video conferencing. A customer can book a 15, 25, or 50 minute session or can be connected with a therapist within 15 minutes and engage a session as long or as short as they would like.
http://mytherapynet.com/ - 17-Apr-2002 - Hits: 1734 - Rate This | Details
Center for Loss and Renewal
The Center for Loss and Renewal is a berevement and consultation practice located in NYC. They provide grief counseling, bereavement groups, individual psychotherapy for low self-esteem, depression and anxiety, couples counseling, EMDR, and grief in the workplace crisis debriefing. They have presented their workshops at seventeen hospices across the nation. Their website includes upcoming workshop dates and a monthly educational column, "On the path from loss to renewal."
http://www.lossandrenewal.com - 7-Mar-2000 - Hits: 1196 - Rate This | Details
Website provides an online directory so that users may select their Marriage or Family Therapist, Clinical Social Worker, or Mental Health Counselor, all from the comfort of their own home.
http://licensedtherapists.com - 18-May-2000 - Hits: 1068 - Rate This | Details
Dr. Marty Tashman
Dr. Marty Tashman is located in Somerset, NJ. He uses Focused Short Term Therapy (FSTT), Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) and hypnosis to treat anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, pornography addiction, sexual addiction, alcohol problems, drug problems and gambling.
http://drmartytashman.com/ - 28-Jun-2001 - Hits: 2335 - Rate This | Details
Anxiety Disorder Treatment and Recovery
Dr. Evelyn Goodman's site discusses anxiety disorder treatment and recovery issues, has articles, tips, recommended reading, and related links. Practice serves Culver City, Marina del Rey, Playa Vista, Santa Monica, Venice, and Westchester, CA.
http://www.anxietyrecovery.com - 9-Aug-2001 - Hits: 2584 - Rate This | Details
Anne Sippi Clinics offers aid those suffering from severe mental illness. Their services include treatment-planning and case management, medication management, individual and group psychotherapy, residential care services, AB 1425 community living support services, outpatient services (symptom awareness, social skills and communication, coping skills, substance abuse prevention, medical training and physical health care, and pre-vocational training), and family counseling.
http://www.schizophrenia-help.com/ - 20-Feb-2004 - Hits: 1721 - Rate This | Details
Cognitive Therapy Associates
Cognitive Therapy Associates (CTA) is a network of highly skilled, affiliated therapists (licensed clinical psychologists and social workers) who all use a therapeutic approach called Cognitive Therapy, or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). This kind of therapy has been demonstrated by clinical studies to be the most effective treatment for a variety of psychological difficulties: depression, anxiety/stress, panic, OCD, phobias, low self esteem, eating disorders, relationship problems, and more.
CTA-affiliated therapists are located throughout New York City, Westchester County and Long Island.
http://www.cognitive-therapy-associates.com/ - 18-Jun-2008 - Hits: 1080 - Rate This | Details
Divorcees and the soon-to-be divorced should stop by this page for an excellent guide to online resources and writings on divorce.
http://www.divorcesupport.com/index.html - 20-Jan-2000 - Hits: 2780 - Rate This | Details
Offering daily readings for people struggling with -- or wanting to improve -- their relationships. Includes a discussion forum and an internal search engine. Nicely designed.
http://www.relationshipweb.com/odat/ - 5-Feb-2000 - Hits: 7020 - Rate This | Details
The Web of Loneliness
Find out about loneliness - the causes, types of loneliness and how people cope with loneliness. Share you experiences with us. Includes a great deal of resources.
http://www.webofloneliness.com/ - 24-Apr-2005 - Hits: 5527 - Rate This | Details
Articles on relationships, divorce, and personal growth from Dawn Lipthrott, LCSW. Getting the Love You Want workshops for couples, counseling. Also offers personal coaching. Offices located in Winter Park, FL.
http://www.relationshipjourney.com/ - 2-Dec-2002 - Hits: 4603 - Rate This | Details
Marriage Advice articles, tips, and strategies from professional counselors and educators.
http://www.marriageadvice.com/ - 18-Dec-2005 - Hits: 1783 - Rate This | Details
One Plus One
One Plus One works to strengthen couple and family relationships. They offer online services to couples and parents, provide learning resources to practitioners and volunteers, promote a culture where it’s OK to seek relationship help, and work to build knowledge to inform and improve government policies and family services.
http://www.oneplusone.org.uk - 16-Oct-2007 - Hits: 1033 - Rate This | Details
The Couple Connection
This interactive, self-help site will provide you with resources and practical tools that will enable you to improve your relationship with your partner.
http://thecoupleconnection.net - 28-Aug-2008 - Hits: 1415 - Rate This | Details
Understanding Your Relationship
A collection of posts on the topic of relationships, including links to quizzes and articles to help the reader understand themselves and identify relationship problems.
http://www.understandyourrelationship.com/labels/personality - 5-Nov-2011 - Hits: 1707 - Rate This | Details
Reviving Your Marriage
Is your marriage alive and well, or is it time to dial 911? Chances are the health of your relationship falls somewhere in the middle — slightly out of shape and tired. Unfortunately most of us tend to take the health of a marriage for granted. And we don’t realize how important a happy, healthy relationship is until it’s time for marital CPR.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/reviving-your-marriage/ - 3-Jan-2002 - Hits: 1786 - Rate This | Details
The 10 Secrets of Happy Couples
While there's no ideal couple or relationship, successful relationships do share some important characteristics.
http://psychcentral.com/library/couples_happy.htm - 3-Jan-2002 - Hits: 5457 - Rate This | Details
Family Desk Reference to Psychology
Self-help articles on judging true love, controlling anger in relationships, parenting skills, positive thinking, etc.
http://www.sensiblepsychology.com/ - 13-Aug-2002 - Hits: 1407 - Rate This | Details
Why Doesn't He/She Listen?
An article about the different ways that men and women communicate (or fail to communicate effectively) in a relationship.
http://psychcentral.com/archives/listening.htm - 11-Feb-2004 - Hits: 2903 - Rate This | Details
Articles and Information about Infidelity
Numerous articles about counseling and relationships. Also features an Infidelity Support Group. This is a small, private (members-only at a cost) group for people hurting from the pain of infidelity.
http://www.drbalternatives.com/articles/ - 2-Apr-2004 - Hits: 2328 - Rate This | Details
An Examination and Exploration of the Damaged Personality Disorder
What are the signs you are living with a self-defined "victim?" This online article takes a close look at the signs of self-victimization via role-playing being victimized.
http://exploringpersonalitydisorders.1hwy.com/index.html - 22-Sep-2005 - Hits: 3180 - Rate This | Details
Modern Love: Ways Women Can Be More Assertive
Ladies, do you want to be more assertive in relationships?
Would you like to be able to stand up for yourself in dating situations?
Would you like to be more specific and strict in whom you are going out with or involved with?
Read this article by Jane Collingwood and stand up for yourself!
http://psychcentral.com/lib/modern-love-ways-women-can-be-more-assertive/ - 29-Mar-2006 - Hits: 2002 - Rate This | Details
Marriage Myth: Communication Will Solve All of Your Problems
Communication is a great thing, especially in a relationship as involved as marriage, however, it is not always the truth that speaking out about every subject will lead to a clear, clean and precise marriage. Read on to understand some mistakes.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/marriage-myth-communication-will-solve-all-your-problems/ - 3-Apr-2006 - Hits: 1113 - Rate This | Details
Agreeing to Disagree: Overcoming Communication Conundrums In Your Relationship
Even with the best relationships, sometimes bad things occur where wives and husbands really do not want to talk to each other, or if they do, arguments ensue.
Communication is indeed very important, so in this article the discussion is brought to the table: How do we communicate even when we do not want to, and how do we make the communication be positive?
http://psychcentral.com/lib/agreeing-to-disagree-overcoming-communication-conundrums-in-your-relationship/ - 3-Apr-2006 - Hits: 6011 - Rate This | Details
Too Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay:Step-By-Step Guide to Helping You Decide
A psychotherapist offers guidelines to help folks decide whether to leave a relationship or whether enough good remains to make it worth working through conflicts. I personally used this book to help me and a significant other decide whether there was anything worth saving in our relationship (there wasn't). The book is written in a clear, concise manner with case studies and plenty of examples to help you make the decision whether you should stay or leave.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0452275350/psychcentral - 7-Jan-2003 - Hits: 1266 - Rate This | Details
No Longer Lonely Online Personals
Online dating for adults with mental illness. Use is completely free of charge and anonymity of users is strictly maintained. Also accepting writings and artwork from consumers.
http://www.nolongerlonely.com/ - 11-Feb-2004 - Hits: 1350 - Rate This | Details
Shy Passions is a free online community site designed with the hope that shy singles will feel more comfortable contacting one another, knowing everyone on the site feels shy.
http://www.shypassions.com/ - 18-Jul-2004 - Hits: 1036 - Rate This | Details
Mental Illness Dating
We are a stigma free dating site for people that suffer with physical handicaps along with mental illness as well. We have been online since 2010 with close to 2000 active members.
http://www.mentalillnessdating.com - 17-Jan-2014 - Hits: 1792 - Rate This | Details
Coping with Divorce or Separation
This community is for people who are divorced, separated, in the process or even just thinking about it to talk, listen, share and support each other. Anyone is welcome to join. With well over 1,000 members, the list can be quite busy at times--you can lurk or you can post, it's up to you. You don't need to post to join, though, if you are more comfortable just reading, and getting support in that way. We have an open forum--chances are there is someone here who knows exactly what you are feeling and going through. Divorce is an emotional roller coaster--do not ride it alone!
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/copingw-divorce-separation/info - 19-Feb-2000 - Hits: 2687 - Rate This | Details
A newsgroup on codependency.
news:alt.recovery.codependency - 25-Feb-2000 - Hits: 1463 - Rate This | Details
A newsgroup on loneliness.
news:alt.support.loneliness - 25-Feb-2000 - Hits: 1077 - Rate This | Details
Schizophrenia Home Page
Started in 1995, Schizophrenia.com is an internet community dedicated to providing high quality information, support and education to the family members, caregivers and individuals whose lives have been impacted by schizophrenia. This web community was founded in memory of John Chiko, who suffered from schizophrenia.
Offering a wide range of information resources and support groups available for those afflicted with this disorder, including news, helpful information and tips for both those suffering and their loved ones, and a great deal more.
http://www.schizophrenia.com/ - 5-Feb-2000 - Hits: 7507 - Rate This | Details
An outline that briefly reviews the diagnosis of Childhood Schizophrenia. Focus on findings and characteristics.
http://childadvocate.net/childhood-schizophrenia-summary/ - 31-Jan-2002 - Hits: 5743 - Rate This | Details
NIMH Schizophrenia Information
Information and federal publications regarding schizophrenia from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/schizophrenia/index.shtml - 20-Feb-2004 - Hits: 1841 - Rate This | Details
Famous People who have Schizophrenia
This website lists people who have schizophrenia, has a small, detailed biography about each, and also lists possible care for people suffering with schizophrenia.
http://www.schizophrenia.com/famous.htm - 26-Dec-2005 - Hits: 18649 - Rate This | Details
Schizophrenia Screening Quiz
A free, online screening quiz based upon the research for the Structured Interview for Prodromal Syndromes (SIPS) by the Yale University Department of Psychiatry, PRIME (Prevention through Risk Identification, Management & Education) Research Clinic.
http://psychcentral.com/quizzes/schizophrenia.htm - 13-Jan-2006 - Hits: 3309 - Rate This | Details
Facts and Stats about Schizophrenia
General Schizophrenia Facts and Statistics with very informative and interesting research.
http://www.schizophrenia.com/szfacts.htm - 26-Dec-2005 - Hits: 2632 - Rate This | Details
Schizo-Affective Disorder: My Personal Experience
A moving personal account of person who was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, an illness with similarities to both schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
http://www.schizoaffectivedisorder.bravepages.com/index.htm - 15-Nov-2013 - Hits: 7736 - Rate This | Details
Fact Sheet about Schizoaffective Disorder
A fact sheet from the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) about schizoaffective disorder.
http://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-Conditions/Schizoaffective-Disorder - 22-Oct-2003 - Hits: 7610 - Rate This | Details
Better Health: Schizoaffective Disorder
This article describes the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of schizoaffective disorder.
https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/schizoaffective-disorder - 22-Oct-2003 - Hits: 6595 - Rate This | Details
A mental health resource for consumers and professionals listing current news and information on ADHD, autism, bipolar disorder, dementia, depression, mood and anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, and substance abuse.
http://www.schizophrenia24x7.com/ - 19-May-2006 - Hits: 1295 - Rate This | Details
Yahoo Groups: Schizophrenia
This list is for those with schizophrenia or a family member of someone who is schizophrenic. My husband has this illness and I've never been able to find a list where loved ones or anyone with this disorder could discuss things, so am starting my own list.
https://groups.yahoo.com/group/schizophrenia/ - 20-Feb-2000 - Hits: 2335 - Rate This | Details
A newsgroup on schizophrenia.
news:alt.support.schizophrenia - 25-Feb-2000 - Hits: 2062 - Rate This | Details
Yahoo Support Groups - Schizophrenia
A listing of online support groups dealing with schizophrenia, hosted by Yahoo Groups.
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/search?query=schizophrenia - 24-Apr-2000 - Hits: 2003 - Rate This | Details
Our Beautiful Minds
A site dedicated to people dealing with schizophrenia and related conditions (both people diagnosed and their loved ones), offering some information, lots of links, message boards and chat.
http://ourbeautifulminds.com/ - 24-Apr-2005 - Hits: 2828 - Rate This | Details
The Schizophrenia Support Network
Welcome to the Schizophrenia Support Network. Whether you have schizophrenia yourself or know someone who does, we trust that you will find this a helpful place to come when you are looking for answers, information or simply a place where you can interact with others whose lives have been touched by the illness. We encourage your input on any matter regarding this website or schizophrenia in general and we will endeavour to answer as many of your questions as possible. Unfortunately, however, we will not be able to respond to everyone. Should you have a more urgent concern we advise you contact your family physician immediately for a referral to the appropriate mental-health care specialist.
http://www.schizophreniasupportnetwork.com/ - 20-Dec-2008 - Hits: 1878 - Rate This | Details
Symptoms of Brief Psychotic Disorder
Brief Psychotic Disorder-also known as brief reactive psychosis-is a mental disorder that is typically diagnosed in a person’s late 20s or early 30s.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/brief-psychotic-disorder-symptoms/ - 31-May-2000 - Hits: 8955 - Rate This | Details
Schizoaffective Disorder Symptoms
Schizoaffective Disorder is characterized by the presence of a generally continuous psychotic illness plus intermittent mood episodes. Mood episodes are present for the majority of the total duration of the illness, which can include either one or both of the following:
Major Depressive Episode (must include depressed mood)
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/schizoaffective-disorder-symptoms/ - 2-Jun-2000 - Hits: 10006 - Rate This | Details
Symptoms of Schizophrenia
A description of symptoms related to Schizophrenia, delusions or bizarre hallucinations consisting of a voice keeping up a running commentary on the person's behavior or thoughts, or two or more voices conversing with each other.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/sx31.htm - 2-Jun-2000 - Hits: 5314 - Rate This | Details
Schizophreniform Disorder Symptoms
The characteristic symptoms of schizophreniform disorder are identical to those of Schizophrenia. Schizophreniform disorder is distinguished from schizophrenia by its duration: an episode of the disorder (including prodromal, active, and residual phases) lasts at least 1 month but less than 6 months.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/schizophreniform-disorder-symptoms/ - 2-Jun-2000 - Hits: 2232 - Rate This | Details
Psychotic Disorder: Not Otherwise Specified (NOS)
A description of symptoms related to Psychotic Disorder, includes psychotic symptomatology (i.e., delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech, grossly disorganized or catatonic behavior).
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/psychotic-disorder-not-otherwise-specified-nos/ - 2-Jun-2000 - Hits: 7606 - Rate This | Details
Making Conversation: A Skill, Not an Art
The ability to converse well with others is not some elusive thing, obtainable only by a chosen few. With a little elbow grease, even shy people can learn to feel comfortable speaking with anyone, about anything. Learn to hone your conversation skills in social situations.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/making-conversation-a-skill-not-an-art/ - 3-Jan-2002 - Hits: 10774 - Rate This | Details
Shy and Free: A Site that Transforms Shyness
A solid site that helps people to transform shyness into wholeness and happiness. Internet resources, community, information, and recommended books help keep this site on top in shyness online sites. Check out the Principles that Transform Shyness.
http://www.shyandfree.com/ - 22-Jan-2002 - Hits: 5916 - Rate This | Details
Shake Your Shyness
A site dedicated to helping people overcome shyness through education -- providing information on the origins of shyness, tips for overcoming shyness, recommended readings and an annotated listing of relevant websites and treatment resources for children and adults. Provided by a licensed psychologist who has learned first-hand how to overcome shyness. Lots of solid, well-written down-to-earth tips on this site.
http://www.shakeyourshyness.com - 12-Mar-2002 - Hits: 3380 - Rate This | Details
Hand Actuated Mental Reconditioning
Free instructions for using the Hammer Exercises - a system for reinforcing positive thoughts. Used to prevent suicide, treat depression, increase self esteem, etc. I tried it and found it at the very least entertaining and interesting.
http://www.hamr.com/ - 24-May-2003 - Hits: 2427 - Rate This | Details
Social Phobia World
This site features a wealth of information related to social phobia and shyness, including descriptions, treatment information, tests, forums, chats, and members directory organized by regions.
http://www.socialphobiaworld.com/ - 22-Jul-2005 - Hits: 1447 - Rate This | Details
Social Anxiety & Shyness Info
This site offers a novel on shyness, a wealth of free articles and a directory on social phobia, anxiety disorders and shyness. A rich site that has a lot to offer readers who may suffer from shyness or social phobia.
http://www.social-anxiety-shyness-info.com/ - 31-Jul-2004 - Hits: 2490 - Rate This | Details
How does a person build their self-esteem if they have low self-esteem? Everyone wants to feel better about themselves more than they ever would want to feel lousy about themselves. In this article, Dr. Ponton explains ways to help increase your self-esteem for the better.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/building-self-esteem/ - 3-Apr-2006 - Hits: 10548 - Rate This | Details
Authentic Happiness: Using Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential
Over a decade ago, Martin Seligman charted a new approach to living with "flexible optimism." Now, in his most stimulating and persuasive book to date, the bestselling author of Learned Optimism introduces the revolutionary, scientifically based idea of "Positive Psychology." Positive Psychology focuses on strengths rather than weaknesses, asserting that happiness is not the result of good genes or luck. Seligman teaches readers that happiness can be cultivated by identifying and using many of the strengths and traits that they already possess - including kindness, originality, humor, optimism, and generosity. By frequently calling upon their "signature strengths" in all the crucial realms of life, readers will not only develop natural buffers against misfortune and the experience of negative emotion, they will move their lives up to a new, more positive plane. Drawing on groundbreaking psychological research, Seligman shows how Positive Psychology is shifting the profession's paradigm away from its narrow-minded focus on pathology, victimology, and mental illness to positive emotion, virtue and strength, and positive institutions. Our signature strengths can be nurtured throughout our lives, with benefits to our health, relationships, and careers. Seligman provides the Signature Strengths Survey along with a variety of brief tests that can be used to measure how much positive emotion readers experience, in order to help determine what their highest strengths are. The life-changing lesson of Authentic Happiness is that by identifying the very best in ourselves, we can improve the world around us and achieve new and sustainable levels of authentic contentment, gratification, and meaning.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0743222970/psychcentral - 7-Jan-2003 - Hits: 1049 - Rate This | Details
Yahoo Groups: Shyness Support
This list is meant to be an open forum for Shy People or those interested in Shyness. What causes shyness? Can it be treated? What is the current research on shyness? Personal experiences and social support welcome. This is an unmoderated list; use your judgement before taking anyone's advice. Personal experiences and social support welcome.
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/shyness/info - 20-Feb-2000 - Hits: 1511 - Rate This | Details
A newsgroup on shyness.
news:alt.support.shyness - 25-Feb-2000 - Hits: 1503 - Rate This | Details
Yahoo Groups: Self Esteem
A list of Yahoo support groups for self-esteem.
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/search?query=self+esteem - 13-Jul-2001 - Hits: 3601 - Rate This | Details
Transgender Zone supports those who feel they are confused about their gender, those who are looking for support for someone who is transgender, and health and social care professionals, broadcast media and lay people who want to learn more about the subject. They work to educate those who are living with gender dysphoria and increase awareness about this and other gender identity issues. They concentrate on UK based support and medical and health resources that individuals are likely to encounter in the UK.
http://www.transgenderzone.com/ - 29-Oct-2003 - Hits: 1950 - Rate This | Details
The Birds and the Bees: Talking to Young Teens About Sex
How did you learn about sex? My husband tells about coming home from school one day to find a book about "reproduction" (not sex) on his bed. Nothing was ever said about it. I, on the other hand, am part of a whole generation of girls who learned about menstruation and the mechanics of making and having babies from a movie shown after school "for girls only." Little was said at my house beyond some hemming and hawing about whether I should go to the film. Friends of mine learned what little they knew from friends, some of whom had more enlightened parents, but most of whom had equally ignorant friends. Is it any wonder that most of us were more than a little confused?
http://psychcentral.com/lib/the-birds-and-the-bees-talking-to-young-teens-about-sex/ - 22-Dec-2003 - Hits: 1095 - Rate This | Details
Gender Psychology: Identity & Transgenderism
A scientific critique of the psychopathology of Gender Identity Disorder and the personal experiences of a transsexual psychologist. A wonderful, large resource for anyone experiencing gender identity issues.
http://www.genderpsychology.org/ - 5-May-2004 - Hits: 2291 - Rate This | Details
Glitse: Gay Lesbian International Therapist Search Engine
Free resources and information for GLBT communities.
http://www.glitse.com - 22-Oct-2002 - Hits: 1028 - Rate This | Details
A newsgroup for support for husbands of wives going through menopause.
news:alt.support.menopause.husbands - 25-Feb-2000 - Hits: 1247 - Rate This | Details
Male Sexuality Question and Answer Forum
A question and answer forum on male sexuality, masturbation, libido, physical body, puberty, and beyond.
http://male101.com/faqs/index.html - 30-Apr-2003 - Hits: 5203 - Rate This | Details
A newsgroup on cross dressing.
news:alt.support.crossdressing - 29-Feb-2000 - Hits: 1156 - Rate This | Details
Gender Dysphoria Symptoms
A description of symptoms related to Gender Identity Disorder, a strong and persistent cross-gender identification. In order for someone to be diagnosed with Gender Dysphoria today, they must exhibit a strong and persistent cross-gender identification (not merely a desire for any perceived cultural advantages of being the other sex).
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/gender-dysphoria-symptoms/ - 1-Jun-2000 - Hits: 1891 - Rate This | Details
Symptoms of Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder
A description of symptoms related to Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder, persistently or recurrently deficient (or absent) sexual fantasies and desire for sexual activity.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/hypoactive-sexual-desire-disorder-symptoms/ - 1-Jun-2000 - Hits: 4159 - Rate This | Details
Symptoms of Sexual Masochism and Sadism
A description of symptoms related to Sexual Masochism and Sadism, recurrent, intense sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors involving the act (real, not simulated) of being humiliated, beaten, bound, or otherwise made to suffer.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/sexual-masochism-sadism-symptoms/ - 2-Jun-2000 - Hits: 1948 - Rate This | Details
Transvestic Disorder Symptoms
A description of symptoms related to Transvestic Fetishism, recurrent, intense sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors involving cross-dressing, in a heterosexual male over a period of at least 6 months. If a person has had a history of this disorder but it has not caused distress or impairment within the past 5 years, the person would be considered “in remission”
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/transvestic-fetishism-symptoms/ - 2-Jun-2000 - Hits: 1534 - Rate This | Details
Voyeuristic Disorder Symptoms
A description of symptoms related to Voyeurism, recurrent, intense sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors involving the act of observing an unsuspecting person who is naked, in the process of disrobing, or engaging in sexual activity.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/voyeurism-symptoms/ - 2-Jun-2000 - Hits: 1363 - Rate This | Details
A newsgroup for people with or considering breast implants.
news:alt.support.breast-implant - 29-Feb-2000 - Hits: 1134 - Rate This | Details
About Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)
A helpful article describing the symptoms associated with premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) and what can be done to reduce problems associated with this disorder. Severe cases of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) can be diagnosed as premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). PMDD significantly interfere’s with a woman’s ability to function in her everyday, normal life — including with family, at work, or do other activities she normally enjoys.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/premenstrual-dysphoric-disorder/ - 23-Jan-2003 - Hits: 2243 - Rate This | Details
Suicide Resources on the Internet
My own listing of resources available online to those who are suicidal.
http://psychcentral.com/helpme.htm - 5-Feb-2000 - Hits: 6351 - Rate This | Details
A charity, non-religious organization based in the U.K. which offers free e-mail support for those who are troubled, suicidal, or know of someone else who is and would like to help them.
http://www.samaritans.org/ - 5-Feb-2000 - Hits: 1960 - Rate This | Details
Suicide.org: Suicide Hotlines
A directory of suicide telephone hotlines by state and region (United States).
http://www.suicide.org/suicide-hotlines.html - 24-Apr-2000 - Hits: 2688 - Rate This | Details
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education, and advocacy. Website contains facts, research, support group listings, links and information about suicide.
http://www.afsp.org - 15-Mar-2001 - Hits: 4383 - Rate This | Details
Suicide Prevention Help
This suicide prevention website offers a Friendship Letter for those who are despairing and thinking about suicide, and also for people who are concerned that a loved one may be suicidal.
http://www.suicidepreventionhelp.com/ - 29-Nov-2001 - Hits: 2269 - Rate This | Details
The Kristin Brooks Hope Center is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to suicide prevention, awareness, and education. They provide help and hope through crisis hotlines, online crisis chat, music outreach tours, and college campus awareness events.
http://www.hopeline.com/ - 13-Jan-2005 - Hits: 1391 - Rate This | Details
Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is the federally funded suicide prevention hotline dedicated to providing immediate assistance to those in suicidal crisis. Its toll-free number, 1-800-273-TALK (8255), connects individuals to crisis centers across the country. Each crisis center (currently more than 100) is staffed by trained staff members who have the essential resources to assist individuals in a suicidal crisis. Since 2007, the Lifeline has been providing special suicide prevention service for U.S. military veterans through an agreement with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) and U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). When dialing 1-800-273-TALK (8255), veterans, active military, and their families are prompted, during the automated greeting, to press “1” to be connected to a veterans suicide prevention hotline specialist located in the VA call center in New York.
http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ - 1-Nov-2005 - Hits: 1032 - Rate This | Details
Suicide Awareness Video
Suicide Awareness Video--being aware is half of the battle, it may help stop someone from doing such a horrible thing. Learn as much as you can for the time when you may need to help someone as much as you can.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euV6nM8A1BE - 31-Jan-2007 - Hits: 1441 - Rate This | Details
SAVE: Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
An excellent resource about where to look for help if you're considering suicide, and information on suicidal signs and behavior.
http://www.save.org/ - 29-Feb-2000 - Hits: 2557 - Rate This | Details
A good general FAQ about Suicide. Suicide is a significant cause of death in many western countries, in some cases exceeding deaths by motor vehicle accidents annually. Many countries spend vast amounts of money on safer roads, but very little on suicide awareness and prevention, or on educating people about how to make good life choices.
http://www.faqs.org/faqs/suicide/info/ - 8-Mar-2000 - Hits: 1237 - Rate This | Details
Self-Injury: A Struggle
Information on SI for both the self injurer, and their friends/family. Personal stories, self-injury pen pals, famous self-injurers, reviews of psychological books on SI, poetry, chat, message board, extensive list of resources, etc.
http://self-injury.net/ - 4-Jun-2000 - Hits: 3584 - Rate This | Details
A site that discusses self-mutilation (e.g., cutting) from a person who used to do it. Could be triggering to people who are sensitive to this topic.
http://www.danie1620.50megs.com - 15-Aug-2002 - Hits: 4608 - Rate This | Details
Recover Your Life
A site dedicated to people who self-injure (SI) or self-harm, and those who suffer from eating disorders or depression, packed with things to do from distractions and information, to support forums and a chat room.
http://www.recoveryourlife.com/ - 14-Apr-2004 - Hits: 5760 - Rate This | Details
BUS (Bodies Under Siege) is an online community of people whose lives have been affected by self-injury. Most of the members of BUS are people who have or still do inflict physical harm on themselves as a way of dealing with overwhelming situations. Although many bus subscribers are trying to stop hurting themselves (and quite a few are SI-free), a desire to stop is not a requirement for membership.
http://buslist.org/ - 30-Mar-2006 - Hits: 1412 - Rate This | Details
Suicide Support Group List
A list of online support groups for suicide.
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/search?query=suicide - 13-Jul-2001 - Hits: 2687 - Rate This | Details
Parents of Suicide
This is a support group exclusive to parents who have lost a child to suicide. It is intended to provide a place where parents can discuss the lives and deaths of their children while freely sharing their own experiences and feelings in an emotionally supportive atmosphere.
http://www.parentsofsuicide.com/parents.html - 19-Jun-2003 - Hits: 1499 - Rate This | Details