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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.
17-Jan-2000 - Hits: 2822 - Rate This | Details
A lily or a rose?
Welcome to my site
I am a survivor of abuse and bullying and my aim is to build a site which can be used as a resource for people dealing with mental health, bullying and abuse/trauma issues. It is also for people who would like to find out more - perhaps to help a family member or friend who is dealing with issues such as these. I just want to make a place where people can find friendship, support and understanding when they feel like no one cares or wants to listen. I hope that this can be a way for me to let out my feelings and begin to heal and to help others with my own experiences along the way.
Another aim of my website is to provide a place where people can share their creative side. Poetry, stories, drawings - anything goes. Many of my pages will be based around poems I have written, as this one is, and I have a page where people can share their own poetry and writings with others. Reading other people's stories and poetry can be very helpful for some people as it just helps them to feel that little bit less alone. Please send me anything you feel you would like to share and see up on my site, I really love reading other people's poetry and writings.
27-May-2002 - Hits: 2307 - 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 forum to write your own child abuse story.
5-Nov-2005 - Hits: 5019 - 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.
4-Oct-2006 - Hits: 5848 - Rate This | Details
A place to grow
Sexual abuse of children is an issue in the collective consciousness (society), and it will remain so until enough healing has occurred that the tide turns. I suggest 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. At some point, there will be no more abuse.
4-Mar-2005 - Hits: 1727 - 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, imposter phenomenon, shame, anger, and more. Also available is a discussion and support forum - bulletin board - about sexual abuse, DID, relationships, lesbian issues, and more.
8-Sep-2001 - Hits: 6413 - Rate This | Details
Childhood and Adult Sexual Victimization
Sexually traumatized children and adults 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 tend to encroach upon all spheres of victims’ existence—upon their bodies, minds, emotions, faith-based values, relationships, and cultural values.
22-Oct-2003 - Hits: 1150 - Rate This | Details
Abuse: Childhood Sexual Abuse
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."
5-Feb-2000 - Hits: 3313 - 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?
15-Sep-2002 - Hits: 1536 - 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).
10-Jul-2003 - Hits: 2084 - Rate This | Details
Abuse: Domestic Violence
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.
8-Jan-2002 - Hits: 4762 - 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.
22-Oct-2003 - Hits: 3919 - Rate This | Details
Psychological Abuse Info
PsychAbuse.info is dedicated to increasing awareness regarding psychological abuse. Psychological abuse is so powerful that it has been used to break soldiers in POW camps, so prevalent that it affects 22% more American women than violence, and so subtle that no one talks about it. Includes information, essays, and statistics about psychological abuse. Site is completely documented, and includes links to primary sources whenever they are electronically available.
25-Nov-2005 - Hits: 2711 - Rate This | Details
Abuse: Ritual Abuse
Abuse: Sexual Assault
Escaping Hades is a rape and sexual abuse survivor's site. This site contains the stories of over 550 survivors of rape, sexual abuse, and incest. It also includes resources to find the help you need.difficult, but we will get there together.
10-Oct-2006 - Hits: 5291 - Rate This | Details
Abuse: Support Groups
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.
27-Dec-2001 - Hits: 2261 - Rate This | Details
Abused Survivors support group
This support group has been formed to offer an outstretched hand to adult survivors of abuse (physical, verbal, emotional or sexual abuse). You are not alone and I want you to know that. There is no such word as "dwelling" or that phrase "get over it already" because we all know that abuse from childhood takes a long time to get through and a whole lot of support. Join us on this list and email with others who understand your needs and wants. Seek support from others and be there to support them through their difficult times too. Anyone looking for info for projects, surveys, or is NOT legitimately verbally, physically, or mentally abused or NOT a supporter of one are not welcome.
11-Jun-2002 - Hits: 10483 - 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!
1-Oct-2002 - Hits: 2059 - 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.
4-Oct-2006 - Hits: 2133 - 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.
8-Oct-2006 - Hits: 7120 - Rate This | Details
Addiction and Substance Abuse
Addiction and Substance Abuse: Alcohol Dependency: Articles
Addiction and Substance Abuse: Articles
Addiction and Substance Abuse: Cocaine Addiction
Addiction and Substance Abuse: Sexual Addiction
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.
3-Jan-2002 - Hits: 6239 - Rate This | Details
Addiction and Substance Abuse: Sexual Addiction: Articles
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.
3-Jan-2002 - Hits: 2018 - 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.
3-Jan-2002 - Hits: 3968 - 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.
3-Jan-2002 - Hits: 2204 - Rate This | Details
Addiction and Substance Abuse: Support Groups: Newsgroups
Addiction and Substance Abuse: Symptoms
Addiction and Substance Abuse: Treatment Centers
Dual Diagnosis Recovery Network
A great Web resource on the topic of co-occurring substance abuse (and alcoholism) and mental illness. Our treatment programs were founded on a simple dedication to improving the lives of persons with co-occurring psychiatric and substance use disorders. We have expanded to include 3 comprehensive treatment programs: LaPaloma Treatment Center in Memphis, Tennessee, Michael's House in Palm Spring, California and The Canyon in Malibu, California .
9-Jan-2002 - Hits: 1464 - Rate This | Details
Alzheimer Disease and Dementia: Articles
Anxiety and Panic
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.
7-Jan-2000 - Hits: 1113 - 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.
18-Jun-2000 - Hits: 7296 - 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.
2-Oct-2000 - Hits: 2715 - 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.
1-Jul-2001 - Hits: 6043 - 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.
31-Aug-2002 - Hits: 2518 - Rate This | Details
AnxietyHelpOnline is a website dedicated to helping individuals suffering from anxiety disorders, panic attacks, depression and stress. The key focus of this site is Self Help with focus on health and wellness related activities without the use of medications.
3-Dec-2005 - Hits: 1099 - Rate This | Details
Anxiety and Panic: Articles
Anxiety and Panic: Books
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.
28-Jul-2004 - Hits: 1099 - Rate This | Details
Anxiety and Panic: Support Groups
BP-Panic:Panic Disorder Info and Support
Support group for individuals suffering with panic disorder (with or without agoraphobia) and their loved ones. BP-Panic is a support group for those suffering with Panic Disorder (with or without agoraphobia), or for those (SO's) who care about someone that is.
You are not alone in your struggle!
Stop in to get information on this disorder and its treatments and make some new friends.
Feel free to visit our website or post on our message boards.
Unlike many other support groups, BP-Panic will not criticize or condemn you for sharing your opinions or expressing your beliefs.
1-Oct-2003 - Hits: 3373 - 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.
23-Apr-2005 - Hits: 10316 - Rate This | Details
Anxiety and Panic: Support Groups: Mailing Lists
Anxiety and Panic: Support Groups: Newsgroups
Anxiety and Panic: Symptoms
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.
1-Jun-2000 - Hits: 3903 - 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.
1-Jun-2000 - Hits: 2132 - Rate This | Details
Articles and Essays
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.)
8-Mar-2000 - Hits: 11261 - 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...
17-May-2001 - Hits: 3514 - 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.
11-Feb-2004 - Hits: 1388 - Rate This | Details
Articles and Essays: Consumer Articles
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.
1-Apr-2000 - Hits: 4612 - Rate This | Details
Articles and Essays: Holiday Coping
Articles and Essays: Internet Research
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.
1-Apr-2000 - Hits: 1046 - 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.
1-Apr-2000 - Hits: 3467 - Rate This | Details
Articles and Essays: Online Quizzes
Articles and Essays: Past Editorials
Attention Deficit Disorder
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?
1-Jul-2000 - Hits: 2995 - 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.
* * 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.
25-Mar-2001 - Hits: 1382 - 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.
1-Apr-2002 - Hits: 2581 - 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.
11-Dec-2002 - Hits: 5769 - 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.
30-May-2004 - Hits: 2129 - Rate This | Details
Attention Deficit Disorder: Articles
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.
2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 7046 - 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.”
2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 1786 - 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.
2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 2390 - Rate This | Details
The ADHD e-Book
This free e-book on ADHD is fairly and empathically written by Martin L. Kutscher, MD, a pediatric neurologist. The book explains the full range of problems seen with ADHD, and summarizes the best treatment advise. An excellent and well-written set of chapters to help explain ADHD to others.
29-Jan-2002 - Hits: 2268 - Rate This | Details
Attention Deficit Disorder: Support Groups
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.
18-Jan-2000 - Hits: 1484 - 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"
22-Oct-2000 - Hits: 5354 - Rate This | Details
McMan's Depression and Bipolar Web
More than 100 articles on all aspects of depression and bipolar, plus news, links, newsletter, forum, books, and message boards.
Knowledge is Necessity. Recovery starts with knowledge. I can't emphasize this enough,
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. "Long live [quite literally, one assumes] expert patients," concluded the editorial.
My name is John McManamy. I am an award-winning mental health journalist and author. I have dedicated the last nine years of my life to researching and writing on depression and bipolar disorder for people like yourself - patients and loved ones. I know where you are coming from. I am also a patient, as well as a loved one..
Here, you will find articles that will give you greater insight into your illness and behaviors and help you make your own choices in your treatment and recovery. Thanks for stopping by. Jump in wherever you like ...
25-May-2001 - Hits: 3881 - 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.
5-Sep-2001 - Hits: 9364 - Rate This | Details
OurBipolar is a social networking site like Facebook, except just for people with bipolar. It has a forum, chat, news, games and more. Come by and see us!
20-Jun-2008 - Hits: 3152 - 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.
15-Jan-2003 - Hits: 3036 - 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.
17-May-2005 - Hits: 1457 - 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.
13-Mar-2006 - Hits: 1067 - 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.
2-Oct-2007 - Hits: 2887 - 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.
7-Jan-2003 - Hits: 1076 - Rate This | Details
Bipolar: Online Quizzes
Bipolar: Support Groups
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.
26-Feb-2001 - Hits: 1833 - Rate This | Details
Bipolar support group
This is a support list for individuals who have been diagnosed with an affective disorder. This list also offers support for those significant others who want to learn more about this disorder to better understand the chemical imbalances. It's not fun having this disorder and it's important to find others who can support you when you're struggling with these highs and lows. That's why we're here and we can offer support to each other. For those significant others who seek to understand what it's all about, we want you to know how very difficult these highs and lows can be. Join our group and offer support while you gain some knowledge to help those you love. It's not a fun disorder and it takes a lot of hit and miss meds until the right ones bring the brain's chemistry back into balance. If you seek support or would like to offer support then please join our list. Anyone looking for info for projects, surveys, or is NOT legitmately bipolar or a supporter of one are not welcome.
11-Jun-2002 - Hits: 3861 - Rate This | Details
Working with bipolar or cyclothymia?
Dealing with discrimination?
Considering going back to work?
Want advice, support or information?
The stress of working can cause added problems when dealing with your disorder - and bipolar can cause added stress at work. Stop in to get support from other working bipolars and to make some new friends.
23-May-2003 - Hits: 1515 - Rate This | Details
Online support group for parents or loved ones of bipolar children of all ages. It is a place to share your concerns or to find the information you need about symptoms, treatments, IEP's and school issues. Other disorders that often accompany bipolar can also be discussed including ADHD, sensory integration dysfunction, anxiety disorders, etc.
23-May-2003 - Hits: 2417 - 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.
29-Mar-2004 - Hits: 2579 - Rate This | Details
A Christian support and education group for those with bipolar loved ones. You are not alone, your experience not unique -- we invite you to join and discover how to set boundaries, educate yourself and your bipolar loved one(s), and be an advocate for your loved one.
25-Aug-2004 - Hits: 1257 - Rate This | Details
1 - 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 for all.
6-Feb-2007 - Hits: 19062 - 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.
17-Jun-2011 - Hits: 1168 - Rate This | Details
Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
Shocked! is an informative, if biased, view of this treatment modality often (and once in a while, appropriately) used in the treatment of severe, chronic major depression. But, as this Web site correctly points out, there is a lot of misinformation being propegated by ECT proponents and people with an invested interest in the industry. Can be a slow-loading site because of its graphics, but it is very well-designed and a great site to browse and read.
20-Jan-2000 - Hits: 2378 - 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.
5-Feb-2000 - Hits: 2468 - 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.
1-Jan-2003 - Hits: 11121 - 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.
5-Apr-2002 - Hits: 2261 - Rate This | Details
A Depression Information and Treatment Guide
Our own guide to depression, featuring a wealth of articles detailing information about this disorder, the symptoms commonly associated with it, and the treatments currently available. We offer 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. You can learn more about depression by starting here.
23-Jan-2003 - Hits: 23792 - 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.
12-Feb-2003 - Hits: 1885 - 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.
6-Jan-2007 - Hits: 2905 - 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.
2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 9080 - 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.
2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 5863 - 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.
2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 1613 - 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.
4-Apr-2002 - Hits: 4036 - Rate This | Details
Efficacy of Psychotherapy for Depression
The American Psychological Association's Division 12 (Society of Clinical Psychology) has compiled some excellent information about the efficacy of psychotherapy for depression. Most notably, users may click on three different types of psychotherapy (behavior therapy, cognitive therapy, and interpersonal therapy) to find consumer-friendly summaries of clinical research findings about the relative efficacy of each type.
16-Jun-2003 - Hits: 1657 - 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.
5-Apr-2000 - Hits: 1235 - 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.
1-Jul-2002 - Hits: 1077 - 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.
7-Jan-2003 - Hits: 1330 - Rate This | Details
Depression: Clinical Trials
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.
29-Oct-2001 - Hits: 1423 - Rate This | Details
Depression: Personal Pages and Blogs
Depression: Seasonal Affective Disorder
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.
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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.
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Depression: Support Groups
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.
30-Oct-2002 - Hits: 22788 - Rate This | Details
Teen Moods is a popular, well-designed depression support community created by a teen with depression. Open to all including Teens, Parents, Doctors, ect. Highly recommended for teens dealing with depression looking for others who face similar kinds of feelings.
19-Jan-2003 - Hits: 5355 - 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.
5-Nov-2006 - Hits: 5895 - Rate This | Details
Depression: Support Groups: Newsgroups
Major Depressive Episode Symptoms
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.
25-May-2000 - Hits: 2379 - Rate This | Details
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,
Health Promotion and Disability Prevention,
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.
27-Feb-2000 - Hits: 1168 - Rate This | Details
Disability: Developmental Disabilities: Asperger Syndrome
Disability: Learning Disabilities
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.
21-Nov-2001 - Hits: 1198 - Rate This | Details
Disability: Systemic Conditions: Chronic Fatigue and Pain
Disability: Systemic Conditions: Tourette Syndrome
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.
3-Nov-2005 - Hits: 1222 - 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.
11-Sep-2006 - Hits: 2042 - 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.
29-Mar-2006 - Hits: 5080 - Rate This | Details
Trauma & Dissociation
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.
5-Feb-2000 - Hits: 7499 - 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.
10-Mar-2004 - Hits: 2658 - Rate This | Details
Coping with Dissociative Identity Disorder
Do you have Dissociative Identity Disorder, formerly known as Multiple Personality Disorder? Are you a support person for someone who is dissociative? Do you wonder if you have DID, or have other personalities within yourself?
You are not alone. The intent of this site is to share ideas to cope with the variety of symptoms that we multiples contend with day in and day out.
Sharing methods for coping with dissociative identity disorder. Tips, coping skills and stories by the author and readers. Also includes a message board.
16-Aug-2003 - Hits: 3741 - Rate This | Details
Dissociation: Support Groups
Something Fishy Website on Eating Disorders
Something Fishy's Website on Eating Disorders is a blow-your-socks-off excellent site that has oodles of information about eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, overeating, compulsive eating, binge eating, and more), links to the Eating Disorder FAQ, and numerous poems and stories from others suffering from bulimia and anorexia. If you have an eating disorder, or know someone who does that you care about, this is the site to check out and read thoroughly. Updated frequently, well-designed, and a pleasure to visit time and time again.
20-Jan-2000 - Hits: 6693 - 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.)
20-Jan-2000 - Hits: 5478 - Rate This | Details
Anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, and related mental health issues covered through supportive, informative and educational formats including, articles, poetry, personal stories, books and Treatment centre listing for Canada and International.
17-Dec-2003 - Hits: 8295 - 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.
6-Feb-2003 - Hits: 2002 - Rate This | Details
National Eating Disorders Association
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:
- 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.
30-Nov-2006 - Hits: 3948 - Rate This | Details
Eating Disorders: Articles
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.
8-Jan-2002 - Hits: 1696 - 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.
8-Jan-2002 - Hits: 3774 - 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.
14-Jan-2005 - Hits: 2072 - 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.
20-Mar-2006 - Hits: 1023 - 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.
29-Mar-2006 - Hits: 9446 - Rate This | Details
Eating Disorders: Online Quizzes
Eating Disorders: Support Groups
Eating Disorders: Symptoms
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.
31-May-2000 - Hits: 3410 - Rate This | Details
Eating Disorders: Treatment Centers
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.
6-Dec-2010 - Hits: 5150 - 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.
26-Oct-2002 - Hits: 1787 - 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.
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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).
6-Dec-2003 - Hits: 2185 - 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.
11-Nov-2004 - Hits: 3285 - Rate This | Details
Grief and Loss
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.
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A strong information and support resource on death and grief topics. Includes an "Ask the Experts" area, a funeral planner, information for widows and widowers, loss of a loved one, near-death experiences, terminal illness and hospice topics, legal issues, and links to other related resources. Major topic areas include: Caregiving and illness, death and the spirit, funerals, grief support, grieving children, healing from loss, and sudden and violent death.
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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.
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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.
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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:
- 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?
4-Mar-2005 - Hits: 3349 - Rate This | Details
Grief and Loss: Memorial Sites
When our loved ones pass away all we have left are our cherished memories of their lives. At Sadly Missed.com we believe that those memories are valuable and something to enjoy and share with others. Through creating a memorial web site to your dear departed you are not only creating a lasting record of their life, you are also giving your friends and family the opportunity to remember them as they were.
28-Oct-2005 - Hits: 1774 - Rate This | Details
Grief and Loss: Support Groups
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 Cendra@griefnet.org
5-Sep-2000 - Hits: 2532 - Rate This | Details
Grief and Loss: Symptoms
Health and Wellness: Articles
Health and Wellness: Books
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.
4-May-2000 - Hits: 1021 - 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.
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Medical Disease Support: Disability
Medical Disease Support: Support Groups
Medical Disease Support: Symptoms
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.
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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.
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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.
3-Jun-2000 - Hits: 1216 - Rate This | Details
Medications: Adverse Effects
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.
21-Jan-2000 - Hits: 1536 - 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!
5-Feb-2000 - Hits: 5886 - Rate This | Details
This site on Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) was created by a support group full of BDD sufferers, for other sufferers and their family members. It includes both clinical type information, and personal information, which cannot be found anywhere else. A well-designed, useful site.
18-Nov-2001 - Hits: 1443 - 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.
7-Oct-2005 - Hits: 1308 - Rate This | Details
Crazy Meds:Finding the Treatment Options that Suck Less
An unconventional mental health resource, created and updated by an individual who's had some extensive experience with different psychiatric medications (both personally and through others' stories). The resource is mainly for patients and features informal commentaries on personal experiences with psychiatric medications.
Discussion pages include:
12 Steps to Staying on Medications,
Support Groups - Why You Need to Belong to One, Where to Find Them,
Crazy Meds Support Forum, and
many pages on various medications.
Sometimes has some strong language.
14-May-2006 - Hits: 3462 - Rate This | Details
Mental Health: Alternative Mental Health
Mental Health: Anti-Stigma
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.
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Mental Health: Articles
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.
10-Jan-2005 - Hits: 1438 - Rate This | Details
Mental Health: Blogs
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.
31-Oct-2003 - Hits: 3731 - Rate This | Details
Confessions of a Serial Insomniac
A survivor of childhood sexual abuse and abandonment candidly discusses her life in therapy for borderline personality disorder and complex PTSD with psychotic and dissociative features, major depression and social anxiety. Searingly honest, tragically witty and with an engaging, intelligent writing style, this is an award-winning and popular blog that anyone with any connection to mental illness should be able to enjoy.
14-Jun-2010 - Hits: 1024 - Rate This | Details
Mental Health: Support Groups
Adult Children of Mentally Ill Parents
An online support forum and resource links for adult children of mentally ill parents. From the site: "Whether you are old or young, your parent alive or deceased, this Forum is dedicated to all those struggling families and individuals trying to make sense of the insanity of a mentally ill parent. Perhaps by sharing and exposing this typically secret disorder we can together find solutions to this often crippling and confusing condition."
11-Apr-2002 - Hits: 5007 - 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.
28-Mar-2006 - Hits: 975 - 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.
14-Mar-2007 - Hits: 15572 - 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.
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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!
24-Jun-2008 - Hits: 3293 - Rate This | Details
Mental Health: Support Groups: Newsgroups
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.
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Mental Health: Symptoms
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.
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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.
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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.
16-Jul-2001 - Hits: 2888 - 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.
(Film costs $229 to purchase, $60 to rent.)
5-Dec-2002 - Hits: 3391 - 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.
7-Jan-2003 - Hits: 1277 - Rate This | Details
Obsessive-Compulsive: Online Quizzes
Obsessive-Compulsive: Support Groups
Other: Attack on America
Other: Support Groups
Parents and Children
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. One of the few really unique and valuable additions to the Web I've seen lately.
5-Feb-2000 - Hits: 1755 - 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.
6-Nov-2002 - Hits: 1420 - Rate This | Details
Parents and Children: Articles
Parents and Children: FAQ
Parents and Children: Support Groups
Parents and Children: Teen Issues
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.
1-Apr-2004 - Hits: 1735 - 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.
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The Borderline and Beyond Program by Laura Paxton MA EdS, is a self-help program for Borderline Personality Disorder, which has produced results for many people suffering from BPD. Borderline and Beyond supplements other therapeutic approaches, such as DBT and individual therapy.
3-Dec-2001 - Hits: 1313 - Rate This | Details
Borderline Personality Disorder Today
Ask the therapist, BPD advocacy program, ask the experts archives, active communities, articles, membership sections, personal stories, author interviews, family section, books, newsletter, clinician's information, and more.
13-May-2003 - Hits: 1830 - Rate This | Details
BPDRecovery is a site that focuses on recovering from Borderline Personality Disorder. We are a non-discriminatory website which means that all individuals are welcome - whether you've been formally diagnosed or simply recognize yourself or someone you know in the diagnostic criteria, you are welcome here!
For the sake of clarity, we define "recovery" as "healthy, happy living." The tips, techniques and tools offered in this site are intended for everyone - BPD or NON - and may be able to help you achieve healthy, happy living.
This is 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. As mentioned, you need not have a formal diagnosis to participate or benefit from the resources offered here. All are welcome.
4-Jan-2006 - Hits: 2817 - 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.
1-Nov-2003 - Hits: 1886 - 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.
7-Sep-2004 - Hits: 4456 - 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. PersonalityLab.org is completely non-commercial and contains no ads of any kind.
21-Oct-2005 - Hits: 2837 - Rate This | Details
Personality: Support Groups
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
1-Oct-2004 - Hits: 2105 - Rate This | Details
Post-traumatic Stress: Support Groups
Post-traumatic Stress: Symptoms
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.
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The "gathering place" for professionals in the behavioral science and related fields. And it makes good on its initial premise, offering not only in-depth conversations with some of the leading theorists and therapists in the mental health field today, but also a place for other professional to interact directly with those conversationalists, discussing their ideas and theories.
The material on the site is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment provided by a qualified health care provider. Always consult your doctor or mental health professional before trying anything you read here.
6-Feb-2000 - Hits: 1270 - Rate This | Details
Albert Ellis Institute
This page provides a lot of useful information on RET, a specific psychotherapy and theory developed by Albert Ellis. Includes a directory of RET-trained therapists throughout the world, a FAQ, schedule of upcoming seminars, etc.
2-Mar-2000 - Hits: 2092 - Rate This | Details
Psychology: Assessment and Testing
Achenbach System of Emperically Based Assessment
ASEBA® instruments set the worldwide standard for multi-informant assessment across the age span. Backed by extensive new normative data and used in some 5,500 studies from 62 countries, ASEBA instruments can be readily used in diverse contexts, including schools, mental health, medical, forensic, residential treatment, training, public health, child, family service, adult, and research settings.
22-Dec-2005 - Hits: 1683 - Rate This | Details
APA FAQ Information On Psychological 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 are:
*Finding information on a particular test
*Finding a particular type of test
*Locating a specific test
*Locating test publishers
*Available Software and Scoring Devices
*Additional Information on the Proper Use of Tests
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MMPI Questions to ask, Answers to find
The MMPI is the most frequently used clinical test. Therefore, it is employed quite often in court cases to provide personality information on defendants or litigants in which psychological adjustment factors are pertinent to resolution of the case. It is easy to administer and provides an objective measure of personality. Since it is such a well-researched and highly reliable instrument, it is often used in custody evaluations. It provides clear, valid descriptions of people's problems, symptoms, and characteristics in broadly accepted clinical language. The profiles are easy to explain in court and appear to be relatively easy for people to understand. However, with any psychological instrument, it is important to acquaint yourself with the background of the test and to acquaint yourself with the assets and liabilities of any test used to assess your client.
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Psychology: Continuing Education
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!"
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Psychology: Ethical and Legal Issues
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.)
17-Oct-2003 - Hits: 1613 - 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.
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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.
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Psychology: Journals and Publications
Psychology: Mailing Lists
Psychology: Online Behavior and Dynamics
Psychology of the Internet: Research and Theory
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:
- 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.
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.
23-Feb-2000 - Hits: 2322 - Rate This | Details
Personality and Consciousness
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.
2-Mar-2000 - Hits: 3091 - Rate This | Details
Psychology: Products and Services
Psychology: Research and Writing Guides
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.
8-Aug-2003 - Hits: 2438 - 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.
19-Feb-2009 - Hits: 2463 - Rate This | Details
Our site is designed to explain how to use the mental health system. It shows how to select an expert 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.
22-Oct-2000 - Hits: 1271 - Rate This | Details
Counseling Psychotherapy and Support in Tokyo and Japan
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.
25-Jun-2006 - Hits: 1022 - 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. Psychotherapy humor and wit galore!
13-Dec-2003 - Hits: 2066 - Rate This | Details
Psychotherapy: Treatment Centers
Center for Loss and Renewal
The Center for Loss and Renewal is a berevement and consultation practice located in NYC. We have presented our workshops at seventeen hospices across the nation. Our site includes a monthly educational column, "On the path from loss to renewal."
7-Mar-2000 - Hits: 1065 - Rate This | Details
Are you looking for someone who understands body and food issues? If so, call Dr. Annette Colby, RD and meet with me as we share an enlightening experience that reconnects the physical body with the non-physical spirit, inspires the heart, and brings joy to life. Move past emotional eating, binge & compulsive eating, chronic dieting, weight issues, depression and limiting beliefs. Annette is an expert at helping people achieve beautiful lives. See LovingMiracles.com for more information and a FREE inspirational weekly ezine entitled "Eating Peacefully".
31-Aug-2007 - Hits: 1502 - 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.
28-Jun-2001 - Hits: 2124 - Rate This | Details
Anxiety Disorder Treatment and Recovery
Are you going through a difficult period in your life and struggling with fears, anxiety, phobias, and stress? Do you get panic attacks and feel you need to leave situations you are in? Are you often shaky, unable to concentrate, lightheaded, or queasy? If you are seeking effective anxiety disorder treatment, we can help.
Dr. Evelyn Goodman's site discusses anxiety disorder treatment and recovery issues, has articles, tips, recommended reading, and related links.
9-Aug-2001 - Hits: 2437 - Rate This | Details
Schizophrenia Help (Anne Sippi Clinics)
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.
20-Feb-2004 - Hits: 1597 - Rate This | Details
Anxiety SolutionsSM is located in the Sebago Lakes region of southern Maine, in the town of Raymond. They provide outpatient therapy, OCD intensive programs, and an anxiety support group for those suffering from various anxiety disorders.
6-Mar-2009 - Hits: 3862 - Rate This | Details
Marriage Bliss unlocks the 50 secrets of blissful relationships. The site is intended to help a person learn how those in blissful relationships solve the problems of common relationship issues, such as holidays and in-laws, depression, step children and financial woes.
12-Mar-2002 - Hits: 1768 - Rate This | Details
Relationships: Online Dating
Relationships: Support Groups
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!
19-Feb-2000 - Hits: 2228 - Rate This | Details
Schizophrenia and Psychosis
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.
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Schizophrenia and Psychosis: FAQs
Schizophrenia and Psychosis: Personal Pages and Blogs
Schizophrenia and Psychosis: Schizoaffective Disorder
Schizophrenia and Psychosis: Support Groups
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.
20-Dec-2008 - Hits: 1386 - Rate This | Details
Schizophrenia and Psychosis: Symptoms
Self Esteem and Shyness
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.
12-Mar-2002 - Hits: 2970 - Rate This | Details
Self Esteem and Shyness: Support Groups
Shyness Support (Yahoo Group)
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.
20-Feb-2000 - Hits: 1357 - Rate This | Details
Sexual and Gender
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.
29-Oct-2003 - Hits: 1657 - Rate This | Details
Sexual and Gender: Mens Issues
Sexual and Gender: Support Groups
Sexual and Gender: Symptoms
Sexual and Gender: Womens Issues
Sexual and Gender: Womens Issues: Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
Suicide and Crisis
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.
5-Feb-2000 - Hits: 1593 - 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.
13-Jan-2005 - Hits: 1023 - Rate This | Details
Suicide and Crisis: FAQs
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
8-Mar-2000 - Hits: 1090 - Rate This | Details
Suicide and Crisis: Self-Injury
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.
4-Jun-2000 - Hits: 3341 - 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.
14-Apr-2004 - Hits: 5024 - 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.
30-Mar-2006 - Hits: 1129 - Rate This | Details
Suicide and Crisis: Support Groups
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.
19-Jun-2003 - Hits: 1195 - Rate This | Details
An active set of support forums for people who are dealing with suicidal thoughts or feelings, and for anyone in immediate need or crisis.
This is a pro-life support forum for people in crisis. Suicide Forum does not provide or share suicide methods. Their rules include: Do not provide other members with knowledge on how to harm or terminate themselves in any way; do NOT encourage self harm, eating disorders, violence against others or suicide. Illegal activities are also not encouraged at this site, this includes encouraging underage sex and illegal drug use.
22-Mar-2007 - Hits: 985 - Rate This | Details