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    Popular! Blain Nelson's Abuse Pages Top Rated
    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: 3389 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Silence Speaks
    Violence shapes the lives, experiences, and dreams of countless adults and children each year. In the case of people of color, lesbian/gay/bisexual/ transgender individuals, and youth, this violence can be compounded by experiences of racism; homo/transphobia; and ageism and insensitivity to youth culture.

    As a project of the Center for Digital Storytelling, we use participatory media, popular education, and testimonio practices to support the telling and witnessing of stories that all too often remain unspoken and unheard. With the permission of storytellers and project partners, stories are shared in local communities and globally through broadcast or social media outlets, as strategic tools for training, grassroots organizing, and policy advocacy to promote dignity and justice. - 13-Jun-2005 - Hits: 1129 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Child Abuse Effects
    Articles detailing the four types of child abuse (emotional, physical, sexual, and neglect), including signs, effects, and statistics for each. Topics also discussed are: sexual abuse victims (including victims with disabilities), sex offenders (including female, child, adolescent, and Internet offenders), laws governing child abuse, intervention, prevention, stories on child abuse, and a support forum to share your own child abuse story. - 5-Nov-2005 - Hits: 6224 - Rate This | Details

Abuse: Articles

    Popular! A Place to Grow
    Gina Weiss is the author of the article 'A Place to Grow' and believes sexual abuse of children is an issue in the collective consciousness of society, and it will remain so until enough healing has occurred to stem the tide of abuse. She suggests that as more survivors and perpetrators of abuse are healed, the overall level of denial in the collective consciousness will be reduced. Thereby paving the way for faster healing in the future such that at some point, there will be no more abuse.'sRoleEndingAbuse.pdf - 4-Mar-2005 - Hits: 2174 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Kali Munro, Psychotherapist Top Rated
    Lots of easy-to-read self-help articles about sexual and ritual abuse including gay survivors, mother-daughter sexual abuse, male sexual abuse survivors, DID, and ritual abuse/cult programming. There are articles about relationships, lesbians and gay men, depression, body image, and depression. There are psychological self-quizzes dealing with relationships, impostor phenomenon, shame, anger, etc. Also available is a discussion and support forum/bulletin board about sexual abuse, DID, relationships, lesbian issues, and more. - 8-Sep-2001 - Hits: 6905 - Rate This | Details

Abuse: Childhood Sexual Abuse

    Popular! 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: 3759 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Making Daughters Safe Again Top Rated
    Making Daughters Safe Again (MDSA) is an organization specializing in providing support, information, and resources on the topic of mother-daughter sexual abuse. Their mission is to support and advocate for survivors of mother-daughter sexual abuse, to educate professionals and the general public and to inspire action, knowledge, healing and hope.

    Their 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 deserve. - 15-Sep-2002 - Hits: 1845 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! 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: 2485 - Rate This | Details

Abuse: Domestic Violence

    Popular! 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: 5184 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Domestic Violence Doesnt Discriminate
    A good overview article on domestic violence and abusive relationships, helping you to understand that it's a more complicated issue than what it might first seem. Psychological abuse can be hard to recognize because it does not produce physical scars. Yet many women agree that it is actually much harder to bear than physical abuse, according to Elaine Weiss, Ed.D. of the Department of Family Preventive Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. - 8-Jan-2002 - Hits: 4161 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Dealing with Domestic Abuse: Lessons from Kathy By Dr. Angelea Panos Top Rated
    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: 4688 - Rate This | Details

Abuse: Ritual Abuse

Abuse: Sexual Assault

Abuse: Support Groups

    Popular! 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: 2849 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Abused Survivors Top Rated
    This support group has been formed to offer an outstretched hand to adult survivors of abuse (physical, verbal, emotional or sexual abuse). Join this list and communicate with others who understand your needs and wants. Seek support from others and be there to support them through their difficult times, too. - 11-Jun-2002 - Hits: 12409 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! 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: 2590 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Pandora's Project Top Rated
    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: 3271 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Top Rated
    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: 8012 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! After Silence
    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: 7999 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Survivors Hope
    This is a website set up for survivors who have been affected by abuse of any type, and suffer from mental illness. I hope you will feel very welcome here. Survivors Hope is a website for survivors of abuse and rape. Here we hope to help you find support and help you on your journey. We offer help and advice and support. Where you can explore your life’s events and what meanings they have for you. We hope you make friendships and have fun. This can be done on the forums and chat rooms provided. The forums are closely moderated and checked. - 28-Jun-2007 - Hits: 1079 - 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

    Popular! Diagnosing Sexual Addiction Top Rated
    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: 6735 - Rate This | Details

Addiction and Substance Abuse: Sexual Addiction: Articles

    Popular! If You Think You Have a Problem with Sexual Addiction
    You might find that seeking help for sex addiction is difficult because your addicted brain wants sexual stimulation and pleasure in much the same way a cocaine addict wants cocaine. Addiction tricks your brain into its "survival mode," creating a biochemical reward mechanism to continue sexual behavior despite the harmful effects on loved ones and yourself.

    The professional who evaluates you will consider three general things before determining the most appropriate type of treatment: the severity of the addiction, your motivation to change and available support from family or friends. - 3-Jan-2002 - Hits: 2721 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! What Is Sexual Addiction? Top Rated
    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: 2199 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! What Causes Sexual Addiction? Top Rated
    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: 4150 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Treatment for Sexual Addiction Top Rated
    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: 2391 - Rate This | Details

Addiction and Substance Abuse: Support Groups

    Popular! Alcoholics Victorious
    Formerly called Christian Recovery Connection, Alcoholics Victorious (AV) is a network of Christian support groups for chemically dependent persons. AV support groups offer a safe environment where recovering people who recognize Jesus Christ as their "Higher Power" gather together and share their experience, strength and hope. AV meetings use both the 12 Steps and the Alcoholics Victorious Creed. - 19-Jan-2000 - Hits: 1150 - Rate This | Details

Addiction and Substance Abuse: Support Groups: Newsgroups

Addiction and Substance Abuse: Symptoms

Addiction and Substance Abuse: Treatment Centers

    Popular! Dual Diagnosis Recovery Network Top Rated
    Dual Diagnosis Foundations Recovery Center is a comprehensive Web resource for individuals suffering from co-occurring substance abuse and mental illness. They also offer a continuum of care for those battling with co-occurring disorders including outpatient services, vocational rehabilitation and residential programs. Treatment programs are available at the following locations: LaPaloma Treatment Center in Memphis, TN, Michael's House in Palm Springs, CA and The Canyon in Malibu, CA. - 9-Jan-2002 - Hits: 1795 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Milestones Ranch Malibu Top Rated
    Milestones Ranch Malibu is a treatment facility that emphasizes the treatment of co-occurring, dual diagnosis and associated conditions, in conjunction with substance abuse and addiction issues to achieve the best long-term results for each patient. Located on 150 acres in the Santa Monica mountains, just above Malibu, CA. - 20-Jul-2005 - Hits: 2049 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Serenity Vista Top Rated
    Serenity Vista Treatment Center of Boquete, Panama is a private luxury rehab center offering an addiction recovery program based on the Minnesota Model of the world-renowned Hazelden Treatment Center. Their approach integrates the disease concept of addiction, twelve step fellowship, and spirituality. - 15-Nov-2005 - Hits: 1248 - Rate This | Details

Alzheimer Disease and Dementia

Alzheimer Disease and Dementia: Articles

Anxiety and Panic

    Popular! National Anxiety/Panic Disorder Newsletter
    This site offers a 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 occurring, 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: 1849 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Social Phobia
    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: 8075 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Emetophobia Online
    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: 3198 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Anxiety Coach Top Rated
    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: 8257 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! The Panic Center Top Rated
    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: 3120 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Do You Panic
    Will Beswick's site is dedicated to helping people, who suffer at the hands of panic or anxiety and the repetitive or obsessive thoughts and behaviors which often follow. It has been awarded ***** (5 stars) by the UK Mental Health Foundation and has also received excellent reviews from The National (UK) Phobics Society, Anxietynomore, The Chipmunka Foundation and NoMorePanic. - 11-Jun-2008 - Hits: 1631 - Rate This | Details

Anxiety and Panic: Articles

Anxiety and Panic: Books

    Popular! A Layman's Guide to Managing Fear Top Rated
    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: 1270 - Rate This | Details

Anxiety and Panic: Support Groups

    Popular! Social Anxiety Support Chat
    Social Anxiety Support Chat is a place for social anxiety (social phobia) sufferers to chat and provide support for one another. No users present in the chat room are participating as qualified professional psychologists or psychiatrists and all opinions expressed on Social Anxiety Disorder are strictly from personal experience. - 12-Apr-2008 - Hits: 2252 - Rate This | Details

Anxiety and Panic: Support Groups: Mailing Lists

Anxiety and Panic: Support Groups: Newsgroups

Anxiety and Panic: Symptoms

    Popular! 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: 4194 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! 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: 2362 - Rate This | Details

Articles and Essays

    Popular! Articles and Essays Top Rated
    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: 11828 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Development of the CERS
    What's the big deal about this? Try getting psychotherapy services from your HMO or insurance company and you'll soon realize what the "big deal" is. There are two major and a whole lot of minor problems with regards to how managed care hurts your ability to access timely and effective treatment. The first problem is that insurance companies, looking out for the bottom line, will seek to limit either the time or type of psychotherapeutic services offered you. The second problem is that these same companies seek to limit your choices in who you can see. - 1-Apr-2000 - Hits: 1059 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Psychology of Weblogs
    Weblogs (or "blogs") and their brethren, online journals, have infiltrated every crevice of our online society today. You can't shake a URL these days without stumbling upon someone's attempt at self-disclosure or ego-boosting linking. Weblogs have been around since the very first Web site was popularized, even before Yahoo, making them nearly as old as the Web itself. Yet it is only in recent years that they've gained greater attention and notoriety, as though a new phenomenon. If they were new, at least they might be interesting... - 17-May-2001 - Hits: 1135 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! 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: 3934 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! 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: 1817 - Rate This | Details

Articles and Essays: Consumer Articles

    Popular! 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: 4818 - Rate This | Details

Articles and Essays: Holiday Coping

Articles and Essays: Internet Research

    Popular! 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: 1260 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! 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: 3760 - Rate This | Details

Articles and Essays: Past Editorials

Attention Deficit Disorder

    Popular! Perspectives on Adult and Child Attention Deficit Disorder Top Rated
    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: 3498 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Outside the Box!
    Original articles by teacher/parent, news, research, forum, and resource links for parents and teachers of kids with ADHD/Special Needs. Content, unless otherwise noted, written/copyrighted by Laurie Hagberg Please request permission to use material found on this site. As for reprinting, I ask that you include a link to that page rather than reprinting it. Do feel free to link to the resources here. Thank you! * * This web site, "Outside the Box," is for educational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for a consultation or visit with your family physician or other mental health specialist. - 25-Mar-2001 - Hits: 1906 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! The Invisible Clock Top Rated
    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: 3170 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Living with ADD Top Rated
    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: 6588 - Rate This | Details

Attention Deficit Disorder: Articles

    Popular! Diagnosing ADHD/ADD in Adults Top Rated
    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: 7296 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! 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: 2053 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! 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: 2656 - Rate This | Details

Attention Deficit Disorder: Online Quizzes

Attention Deficit Disorder: Support Groups


    Popular! Pendulum Resources Top Rated
    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: 1974 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Bipolar World Top Rated
    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: 6048 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! McMan's Depression and Bipolar Web Top Rated
    In 2004, an editorial in the British Medical Journal cited two Stanford University studies that found that "expert patients" who took the trouble to learn about their illness and took active steps to manage it had much better outcomes than those who did not.

    This website is meant to help individuals by giving them insight into their illness and behaviors, helping them make their own choices in treatment and recovery. This site includes more than 100 articles on all aspects of depression and bipolar, plus news, links, newsletter, forum, books, and message boards. - 25-May-2001 - Hits: 4623 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Bipolar Brain Top Rated
    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: 10349 - Rate This | Details
    Moodswings is one of the first online psychotherapies for bipolar disorder. It is based on a successful validated manualized intervention, the MAPS programme, which was shown to reduce relapses into both mania and depression in a randomized controlled trial (submitted for publication). The website is open for registration as part of an evaluation of the intervention. This site is an online self-help tool for people with bipolar disorder.

    Material used in this website is based on an effective face-to-face group program found to be successful in reducing episodes of illness. This website is being evaluated as part of a study conducted through the University of Melbourne and Barwon Health. - 14-May-2008 - Hits: 1621 - Rate This | Details

Bipolar: Articles

    Popular! 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: 1850 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! 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: 1600 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Bipolar Advantage Top Rated
    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: 3332 - Rate This | Details

Bipolar: Blogs

    Popular! Ask a Bipolar Top Rated
    A group of people suffering from the illness answering your questions based on our experiences. They are not professionals, nor do they claim to be, but they know how important is to hear that someone else gets it. Nobody wants to be alone, and no one has to be. - 30-Apr-2011 - Hits: 1595 - Rate This | Details

Bipolar: Books

    Popular! Bipolar Disorder: A Guide for Patients and Families Top Rated
    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: 1253 - Rate This | Details

Bipolar: FAQs

Bipolar: Online Quizzes

Bipolar: Support Groups

    Popular! Bipolar Dream Top Rated
    The aim of Bipolar Dream is to help people in their process of accepting themselves and their illness through a multicultural approach.

    It's their hope that you'll feel at home and become involved in this effort toward improvement as you begin to feel comfortable with your bipolar diagnosis. - 1-Feb-2004 - Hits: 4425 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! 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: 3837 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Psych Central's Bipolar Support Group Top Rated
    Psych Central's own online bipolar support group allows you to read other people's experiences with bipolar disorder, and also provide your own (if you'd like). Private and secure, the Psych Central Community is one of the longest-running online mental health communities, since 1999.

    Membership is free and the community is overseen by a team of dedicated individuals that help keep the forums safe and welcoming for all. - 6-Feb-2007 - Hits: 20788 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Bipolar Caregivers
    We aim to make 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: 2423 - Rate This | Details

Bipolar: Symptoms


    Popular! Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) includes information, links, and resources about electroconvulsive therapy for patients and families. It offers an informative, if at times biased, view of this treatment modality used in the treatment of severe, chronic major depression. - 20-Jan-2000 - Hits: 2936 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Wing of Madness: A Depression Guide Top Rated
    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: 2992 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! All About Depression Top Rated
    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: 12235 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! BluePages
    A new, large information site for consumers detailing everything you'd ever want to know about depression. Includes evidence-based information about medical, psychological and 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: 2906 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! A Depression Information and Treatment Guide Top Rated
    A guide to depression, featuring a wealth of articles detailing information about this disorder, the symptoms commonly associated with it, and the treatments currently available. Offers informative articles, a depression quiz, and a support forum where you can anonymously read and contribute in a caring community.

    Depression affects millions of Americans each year, yet many people still do not recognize it as a treatable disorder. Depression can be treated with psychotherapy and pharmaceutical medications. Learn more about depression by starting here. - 23-Jan-2003 - Hits: 25208 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! 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: 2480 - Rate This | Details

Depression: Articles

    Popular! 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: 9424 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! 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: 6114 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Antidepressant Medications
    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: 1935 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Is Depression a Disease? Top Rated
    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: 4524 - Rate This | Details

Depression: Books

    Popular! Feeling Good Handbook Top Rated
    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: 1424 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Depression is a Choice
    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 - 1-Jul-2002 - Hits: 1284 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Active Treatment of Depression Top Rated
    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: 1495 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Do One Thing Different Top Rated
    Do One Thing Different Ten Simple Ways to Change Your Life
    By Bill O'Hanlon

    You can move quickly from "stuck" to "smooth sailing" in all aspects of your life using Bill O'Hanlon's ten easy Solution Keys, Humorous, direct, and effective, they help you change how you view and "do" your problems-from difficult relationships to enhancing sexuality and resolving conflicts of all kinds. The next time you have a problem, try one of these solution Keys: Break Problem Patter: Change any one of what you usually do in the problem situation-i.e. do one thing different! Example: If you usually get angry and defensive, sit quietly and listen.

    Find and Use Solution Pattern: Import solutions from other situations where you felt competent. Examples: what do you know on the golf course that you forget when you get behind the wheel of your car? What do you say to resolve a problem with an angry customer that you don't say to your angry partner?

    Shift Your Attention: Focus what you would like to have happen rather than on what is happening.

    Grounded in therapeutic practice, this bold and funny book will put you back in control of your emotions and your life. - 29-Mar-2005 - Hits: 1110 - Rate This | Details

Depression: Clinical Trials

    Popular! Genetics of Recurrent Early-Onset Depression Top Rated
    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: 1735 - Rate This | Details

Depression: Online Quizzes

Depression: Personal Pages and Blogs

Depression: Seasonal Affective Disorder

    Popular! 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. - 30-Oct-2002 - Hits: 2152 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Seasonal Affective Disorder: Winter Depression Top Rated
    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. SAD may affect over 10 million Americans while the milder, "Winter Blues" may affect a larger number of individuals. - 30-Oct-2002 - Hits: 2080 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! 10 Things You Don't Know About Seasonal Affective Disorder
    Many feel winter is nothing but cold, dark days and nights full of snow and ice and nothing to look forward to. Many do not look forward to autumn, either, because they know that winter will soon be coming. Those who become depressed over it may have something called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). They may feel depressed, irritable, and tired. Their activity levels decrease, and they find themselves in bed more often.
    This depression disorder not only affects their health, but it also affects their everyday life, including their job performance and friendships.
    Come in out of the dark, and into the light, by clicking on this link. - 25-Mar-2006 - Hits: 1586 - Rate This | Details

Depression: Support Groups

    Popular! Psych Central Depression Support Group Top Rated
    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: 24678 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Depression Forums Top Rated 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: 8890 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Helping Teens Top Rated has a support group, a chat room, and articles all related to helping teens or young adults with depression, self injury, and just about anything. It's all about lending a ear or eye, so to speak, to allow another person to know they are not alone. - 14-Nov-2007 - Hits: 1789 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Depression Recovery Groups Top Rated
    Depression Recovery Groups offers online support groups for those who have depression, bipolar disorder (especially type 2) or anxiety, which often overlaps with depression. It is a way for people who are living with these conditions to easily come together, support each other and learn about what they can do to improve the quality of their lives. We offer a confidential place where you can meet with others without fear of being identified. The meetings are led by peer support specialists and include both discussion and educational segments with the best researched and up-to-date, self-care tips. The mission of Depression Recovery Groups is to help accelerate the full recovery of people who are living with depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety by providing self-help education and peer support that enhances the care of licensed healthcare practitioners. - 17-Apr-2012 - Hits: 3158 - Rate This | Details

Depression: Support Groups: Newsgroups

Depression: Symptoms

    Popular! Major Depressive Episode Symptoms
    A description of the symptoms associated with major depressive disorder. A major depressive episode is not a disorder in itself, but rather is a description of part of a disorder, most often major depressive disorder or bipolar disorder.

    A person who suffers from a major depressive episode must either have a depressed mood or a loss of interest or pleasure in daily activities consistently for at least a 2 week period. This mood must represent a change from the person's normal mood; social, occupational, educational or other important functioning must also be negatively impaired by the change in mood. - 25-May-2000 - Hits: 4094 - Rate This | Details


    Popular! The Arc: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Top Rated
    A good resource of updated online links to start your search for disability resources. Includes the following categories: Information About Specific Mental Retardation Conditions, Support for Community Living, Employment/Transition to Work, General Information for Families, Special Education, Assistive Technology, Health Promotion and Disability Prevention, Disability Resources, Accrediting Organizations, Organizational and Grant Resources, National Disability Organizations, and Disability-Related Products & Services. Published and maintained by the Arc, a national association for people with developmental disabilities and mental retardation. - 27-Feb-2000 - Hits: 1528 - Rate This | Details

Disability: Developmental Disabilities: Asperger Syndrome

Disability: Learning Disabilities

    Popular! 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: 1545 - Rate This | Details

Disability: Online Dating

Disability: Systemic Conditions: Chronic Fatigue and Pain

Disability: Systemic Conditions: Tourette Syndrome

Disability: Veterans

    Popular! 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: 1487 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Schedule for Rating Disabilities (38 CFR 4) Top Rated
    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: 2283 - Rate This | Details


    Popular! Addicted to Exercise Top Rated
    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: 5433 - Rate This | Details


    Popular! Sidran Institute Top Rated
    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: 8057 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Empty Memories Top Rated
    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: 3102 - Rate This | Details

Dissociation: FAQs

Dissociation: Support Groups

Dissociation: Symptoms

Eating Disorders

    Popular! Eating Disorders Top Rated
    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: 6071 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Dying to be Thin
    PBS's excellent interactive site on life-threatening eating disorders. Welcome to the companion website to "Dying to be Thin," originally broadcast on December 12, 2000. The film examines a disturbing increase in the prevalence of debilitating and sometimes life-threatening eating disorders, particularly anorexia and bulimia. - 30-Nov-2006 - Hits: 1292 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! 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: 4678 - Rate This | Details

Eating Disorders: Articles

    Popular! 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: 2020 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! 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: 4383 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Four Stages of Breaking a Food 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.

    This article by Caryl Ehrlich seeks to help you break free from your own food addiction, no matter which stage of addiction you might find yourself in. - 14-Jan-2005 - Hits: 2568 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! 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: 1460 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Accepting the Body You Have Top Rated
    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: 10801 - Rate This | Details

Eating Disorders: Online Quizzes

Eating Disorders: Support Groups

Eating Disorders: Symptoms

    Popular! 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: 3698 - Rate This | Details

Eating Disorders: Treatment Centers

    Popular! Eating Disorder Recovery for Women Top Rated
    Support, inspiration, education and treatment opportunities for women with eating disorders and those who love them. Content includes 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, an online discussion forum, recovery bill of rights and opportunities for Q&A. - 6-Dec-2010 - Hits: 5517 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! 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: 2102 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! The Ranch
    At The Ranch in Nunnelly, TN nature is combined with loving, compassionate community and hands-on experiential therapies. They have had success treating for a variety of recovery issues including; managed eating disorders, compulsive behaviors, anxiety disorders, co-dependency, trauma and PTSD, depression, relationship and romance addiction, sex addiction, bipolar disorder, and alcohol and drug dependency. - 8-Apr-2003 - Hits: 1272 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! 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. - 21-Apr-2004 - Hits: 2429 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! The Koch Center Top Rated
    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: 2553 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Canopy Cove
    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. Programs are 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, FL, 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: 3721 - Rate This | Details

Grief and Loss

    Popular! Top Rated
    Created by Tom Golden, LCSW, this website is devoted to helping people understand and deal with profound grief. 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. - 19-Jan-2000 - Hits: 8823 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! WidowNet Top Rated
    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. - 5-Feb-2000 - Hits: 1674 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Grief Healing
    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. - 25-Apr-2000 - Hits: 3526 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Hospice Foundation of America
    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: 4171 - Rate This | Details

Grief and Loss: Support Groups

    Popular! Top Rated
    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 - 5-Sep-2000 - Hits: 3176 - Rate This | Details

Grief and Loss: Symptoms

Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness: Articles

Health and Wellness: Books

    Popular! Everything You Always Wanted to Ask Your Gynecologist
    by Dr. R. Scott Thornton and Dr. Kathleen Schramm
    Houghton Mifflin Co. (ISBN: 0395892627)

    Everything You Always Wanted to Ask Your Gynecologist 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: 1207 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Dr. David Reuben's Quick Weight-Gain Program Top Rated
    Safe, easy weight gain for every age and situation
    by Dr. David Reuben

    Dr. David Reuben's Quick Weight-Gain Program 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. - 4-May-2000 - Hits: 1573 - Rate This | Details

Licensing Information

Licensing Information: Professional Counselors

Medical Disease Support

    Popular! International Paruresis Association Top Rated
    This site is provided as a resource for people who find it difficult or impossible to urinate in the presence of others, either in their own home or in public facilities. Also, for people who have difficulty under the stress of time pressure, when being observed, when others are close by and might hear you, or when on moving vehicles. - 13-Aug-2000 - Hits: 1092 - Rate This | Details

Medical Disease Support: Disability

Medical Disease Support: Newsgroups

Medical Disease Support: Symptoms

    Popular! 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. - 1-Jun-2000 - Hits: 1872 - Rate This | Details


Medications: Adverse Effects

Mental Health

    Popular! Go Ask Alice Top Rated
    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: 1986 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! The Stress Doc Top Rated
    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: 6791 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Clinically Psyched Top Rated
    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. 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: 2066 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Army Behavioral Health
    The Army Behavioral Health Website is maintained by the US Army Medical Department for soldiers, their families, the public and news media. It is largely a collection of articles on a variety of issues specific to soldiers heading into or returning from combat. Resources are in available in different formats such as PDF articles, videos and web links. There is also some interesting content on the Mental Health Advisory Team (MHAT), a team of health professionals deployed to war zones to assess the mental and behavioral health of soldiers. This site is intended primarily for soldiers and their families, although health professional working with military personnel may find some useful content on the site. - 12-Jun-2007 - Hits: 1287 - Rate This | Details

Mental Health: Alternative Mental Health

Mental Health: Anti-Stigma

    Popular! Living in Stigma Top Rated
    Hoping education will end mental illness stigma. Many forms of mental illness take their shape in Depression, Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia, just to name a few. A major note is that mental illness is neither one’s fault nor a character flaw, however, many live in a society laced with stigma. - 8-Oct-2007 - Hits: 1387 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! A Guide to Self-Injury Top Rated
    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. - 12-Oct-2013 - Hits: 3104 - Rate This | Details

Mental Health: Articles

    Popular! Getting Help for Procrastination Top Rated
    Procrastination is a common issue among 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: 1879 - Rate This | Details

Mental Health: Blogs

    Popular! 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: 4765 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Amanda Green Author
    My blog is all about mental health, BPD, depression, alochol and other addictions and much more. I do relevant book reviews and am also going to launch my own e-book memoir about my struggle with various disorders/addictions/obsessions. - 11-Feb-2012 - Hits: 1076 - Rate This | Details

Mental Health: Support Groups

    Popular! Top Rated
    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: 1594 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Psych Central Support Community Top Rated
    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: 116045 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Neurotalk Support Community Top Rated
    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. - 14-Mar-2007 - Hits: 13067 - Rate This | Details

Mental Health: Symptoms

    Popular! 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. - 31-May-2000 - Hits: 1654 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Delusional Disorder Symptoms Top Rated
    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. - 31-May-2000 - Hits: 2995 - Rate This | Details


    Popular! Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation
    The International OCD Foundation is a donor-supported nonprofit organization that aims to improve outcomes for individuals with OCD and related disorders by providing resources and support for those affected by OCD, promoting awareness about OCD and related disorders, and increasing access to effective treatment. - 5-Feb-2000 - Hits: 11294 - Rate This | Details

Obsessive-Compulsive: Books

    Popular! OCD: The War Inside Top Rated
    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: 3597 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Getting Control: Overcoming Your Obsessions and Compulsions Top Rated
    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: 1455 - Rate This | Details

Obsessive-Compulsive: Online Quizzes

Obsessive-Compulsive: Support Groups

    Popular! TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors
    The TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (formerly known as the Trichotillomania Learning Center) provides a variety of helpful tools and resources to those who suffer from skin-picking, trichotillomania (hair pulling), and other like disorders.

    Additional resources and information are also available for those who wish to donate or volunteer to raise support and awareness for these disorders. - 3-Nov-2000 - Hits: 1331 - Rate This | Details

Obsessive-Compulsive: Symptoms


Other: Support Groups

Parents and Children

    Popular! WholeFamily Top Rated
    Real-life dramas are scripted and provided for your enjoyment and education via text or RealAudio playback. Categories include parental, marital and teen/child issues. Each section has a number of "plays" which address real-life issues. For example, under the marital category, issues such as money, exhaustion, sex, and discipline are addressed. A very unique and valuable online resource. - 5-Feb-2000 - Hits: 2377 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Child and Adolescent Mental Health Top Rated
    A UK child and adolescent mental health (CAMH) resource and discussion forum for parents, young people and professionals. Contains information for young people on bullying, psychosis, depression, substance abuse, ADHD, autism, eating disorders and OCD. This online resource also provides links to relevant books for both young people and professionals. - 13-Oct-2003 - Hits: 1058 - Rate This | Details

Parents and Children: Articles

    Popular! The Sex Lives of Teenagers
    In this article by Dr. Ponton, the assumed secret world of sexual teenagers is revealed. In a four part article, she discusses how Rory (a male teenager) and his family were having issues with Rory's girlfriend staying over while the parents were out of town. Included on the last page is some helpful advice to both parents and children regarding sexuality of teenagers. - 20-Mar-2006 - Hits: 2897 - Rate This | Details

Parents and Children: FAQ

Parents and Children: Support Groups

Parents and Children: Teen Issues

    Popular! Teen Anger
    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: 2010 - Rate This | Details


    Popular! BPD Central Top Rated
    BPD Central provides a collection of resources for people who care about someone with borderline personality disorder.

    They also host a comprehensive and efficient personality disorder FAQ that details common signs and symptoms of borderline, narcissistic and histrionic personality disorder. - 27-Feb-2000 - Hits: 6238 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Great Ideas in Personality Top Rated
    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. - 24-Apr-2001 - Hits: 4932 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! BPD Recovery Top Rated
    BPDRecovery is a site that focuses on recovering from Borderline Personality Disorder using techniques and tools based predominantly in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). They are non-discriminatory and welcome those who've been formally diagnosed or simply recognize themselves or someone they know in the diagnostic criteria for BPD.

    They also provide a safe arena for those with mental illnesses and disorders (specifically BPD) to share concerns, voice opinions, seek like-minded individuals, work toward recovery, discuss medications and therapy approaches, and explore the impact of their illness(es) have had on their life and the lives of their loved ones. One does not need to have formal diagnosis to participate or benefit from the resources offered here. - 4-Jan-2006 - Hits: 3446 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! 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: 2388 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! BPD World Top Rated
    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: 5329 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! An Overview of Borderline Personality Disorder
    Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a serious mental illness characterized by pervasive instability in moods, interpersonal relationships, self-image, and behavior. This instability often disrupts family and work life, long-term planning, and the individual's sense of self-identity. Originally thought to be at the "borderline" of psychosis, people with BPD suffer from a disorder of emotion regulation.
    This article discusses the symptoms, treatments and recent research findings from the NIMH on this disorder. - 10-Nov-2004 - Hits: 7217 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Personality Lab
    Offers free personality feedback on tests developed by research psychologists at UC Berkeley. Visitors to can learn about their own personality, get feedback about the life goals they value most, find out if they're skilled at predicting which couples will break up versus stay together, and more. Site is completely non-commercial and contains no ads of any kind. - 21-Oct-2005 - Hits: 3866 - Rate This | Details

Personality: Support Groups

    Popular! 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. - 6-Feb-2000 - Hits: 11189 - Rate This | Details

Personality: Symptoms

    Popular! Dependent Personality Disorder Symptoms Top Rated
    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. - 4-Jun-2000 - Hits: 3038 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! 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. - 4-Jun-2000 - Hits: 5779 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! 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. - 4-Jun-2000 - Hits: 4408 - Rate This | Details

Post-traumatic Stress

    Popular! National Center for PTSD Top Rated
    The National Center for PTSD is a premier center for research & education on the prevention, understanding and treatment of PTSD. They have seven divisions across the country and although they provide no direct clinical care, their purpose is to improve the well-being and understanding of American veterans. They do this by conducting cutting edge research and applying resultant findings to: "Advance Science and Promote Understanding of Traumatic Stress." - 5-Feb-2000 - Hits: 4082 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Trauma Info Pages Top Rated
    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. - 5-Feb-2000 - Hits: 4815 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Gift From Within - PTSD Resources Top Rated
    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: 2723 - Rate This | Details

Post-traumatic Stress: Articles

Post-traumatic Stress: Support Groups

Post-traumatic Stress: Symptoms

    Popular! Acute Stress Disorder Symptoms Top Rated
    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. - 30-May-2000 - Hits: 4417 - Rate This | Details


    Popular! Behavior Online
    Behavior Online was relaunched in 2013 as a place where leading experts in the behavioral health sphere could write, share and discuss topics of interest to the field. Its original forums are available in archive format for perusal and new content includes articles in such categories as cognitive therapy, evolutionary psychology, and Ericksonian therapy to name a few. - 6-Feb-2000 - Hits: 1650 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Albert Ellis Institute
    This page provides a lot of useful information on rational emotive behavioral therapy (REBT), a specific psychotherapy and theory developed by Albert Ellis. Includes a directory of REBT-trained therapists throughout the world, a FAQ, schedule of upcoming seminars, etc. - 2-Mar-2000 - Hits: 2518 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Alley Dog Top Rated
    This site is a comprehensive resource for college-level psychology students, designed to help students succeed in their study of psychology. Search for grad school info, degrees, class notes, jobs and more. - 20-Dec-2001 - Hits: 3217 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Developmental Psychology
    Website about learning and teaching developmental psychology. Users can study psychological research and theory about children's social and cognitive development with resources like lesson plans, classroom activities, and Web links. A great resource for students and professors in developmental and child psychology. - 5-May-2004 - Hits: 1089 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Eric Berne Top Rated
    Website explores the life and work of Dr. Eric Berne, author of Games People Play, considered by many to be the first and most original popular psychology book. He also created Transactional Analysis, a new method of psychoanalysis that focused on the interactions between individuals. Site includes a biography, a detailed description and history of Transactional Analysis, a description of Games People Play, bibliography, book reviews, and more. - 30-Oct-2004 - Hits: 1348 - Rate This | Details

Psychology: Assessment and Testing

    Popular! Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessment
    The Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessment (ASEBA) offers a comprehensive approach to assessing adaptive and maladaptive functioning. ASEBA instruments are designed for multi-informant assessment across the age span and can be readily used in mental health services, schools, medical settings, child and family services, HMOs, public health agencies, child guidance, and training programs. - 22-Dec-2005 - Hits: 2634 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! 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 include:

    • Finding Information on a Particular Test
    • Finding a Particular Type of Test
    • Locating a Specific Test
    • Locating Test Publishers
    • Purchasing Tests
    • Test References
    • Available Software and Scoring Devices
    • Additional Information on the Proper Use of Tests - 26-Dec-2005 - Hits: 2351 - Rate This | Details

Psychology: Associations and Organizations

    Popular! American Psychological Association Top Rated
    Full of useful information about journals as well as consumer information, press releases, and professional information related to the psychological profession, such as the practice directorate. Also plays host to the psychologist's monthly newspaper, the APA Monitor, offering listings from their continuing education calendar, classified ads, and select full-text articles every month. Design suffers from a lack of overall organization and style standards from page to page within the site. - 6-Feb-2000 - Hits: 1026 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    Information is provided as a public service to aid in the understanding and treatment of the developmental, behavioral, and mental disorders which affect an estimated 7 to 12 million children and adolescents at any given time in the United States. You will find information on child and adolescent psychiatry, fact sheets for parents and caregivers, AACAP membership, current research, practice guidelines, managed care information, awards and fellowship descriptions, meeting information, and much more. - 29-Feb-2000 - Hits: 1300 - Rate This | Details

Psychology: Continuing Education

    Popular! ABED Continuing Ed Top Rated
    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!" - 23-Jun-2010 - Hits: 6567 - Rate This | Details

Psychology: Ethical and Legal Issues

    Popular! 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: 1914 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct Top Rated
    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. - 17-Oct-2003 - Hits: 5402 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! 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. - 17-Oct-2003 - Hits: 2134 - Rate This | Details

Psychology: Journals and Publications

    Popular! Perceptual Science Laboratory of UCSC
    News and other publications from researcher Dominic W. Massaro of the University of California at Santa Cruz Perceptual Science Laboratory.

    Research findings focus on recent advances to the perception and understanding of speech development that suggest a strong influence by a speaker's face and accompanying gestures, as well as the actual sound of the speech. - 2-Mar-2000 - Hits: 2755 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Psycline
    Psycline is is owned and managed by psychologist Dr. Armin Günther, of the University of Augsburg, Germany, and is one of the most comprehensive and up-to-date indexes of psychology and social science journals on the web.

    Their journal locator allows for searching journals based on keyword, subject, type of online information, or alphabetically. Additionally they offer the ability to search a variety of databases including Medline, Elsevier, APA, et al. using their article locator. - 2-Mar-2000 - Hits: 11926 - Rate This | Details

Psychology: Mailing Lists

Psychology: Neurosciences

Psychology: Online Behavior and Dynamics

    Popular! 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, Dr. John Grohol. - 23-Feb-2000 - Hits: 2647 - Rate This | Details

Psychology: Personality

    Popular! Personality and Consciousness
    Eric Pettifor An excellent site devoted to discussing the major theorists in personality psychology, including Alfred Adler, Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, George Kelly, Abraham Maslow, Carl Rogers, B.F. Skinner, and Charles T. Tart. Offers their respective theories and philosophies on doing psychotherapy. Updated regularly and an original design. Looks and works best with frames, but a non-framed version is available, naturally. - 2-Mar-2000 - Hits: 3334 - Rate This | Details

Psychology: Products and Services

Psychology: Research and Writing Guides

Psychology: e-Learning

    Popular! AllPsych Online Top Rated
    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: 2841 - Rate This | Details


    Popular! Secret Mind Top Rated
    This website is designed to explain how to use the mental health system, including how to select a psychotherapist. It explains what kinds of psychotherapists there are, what their training is, and how to find them. It provides a listing of links to mental health information of the web, explains what these are about, who wrote them, and what info they offer. It introduces Fred Levin, M.D., the author of this web page, and gives his background, and how to reach him for more info if needed. - 22-Oct-2000 - Hits: 1649 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Counseling Japan Top Rated
    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: 1336 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Top Rated
    For psychotherapists and others interested in psychotherapy. Incisive, in-depth, and no-holds barred interviews with top psychotherapists in the field including Kernberg, Yalom, Gottman, Szasz, Insoo Kim Berg, Hoyt, Meichenbaum, Ellis, Bugental, Pittman, and more. Articles on the experience and practice of psychotherapy from unique vantage points, invivo psychotherapy videos from master practitioners, and psychotherapy humor and wit galore!

    Continuing Education units are also available by reading or watching resources and taking an online test. - 13-Dec-2003 - Hits: 3029 - Rate This | Details

Psychotherapy: Articles

    Popular! An Introduction to Psychotherapy
    A brief, general article describing the five major types of psychotherapy conducted today.

    Psychotherapy is a process focused on helping you heal and learn more constructive ways to deal with the problems or issues within your life. It can also be a supportive process when going through a difficult period or under increased stress, such as starting a new career or going through a divorce. - 7-Jan-2002 - Hits: 2024 - Rate This | Details

Psychotherapy: Online

Psychotherapy: Treatment Centers

    Popular! Center for Loss and Renewal Top Rated
    The Center for Loss and Renewal is a berevement and consultation practice located in NYC. They provide grief counseling, bereavement groups, individual psychotherapy for low self-esteem, depression and anxiety, couples counseling, EMDR, and grief in the workplace crisis debriefing. They have presented their workshops at seventeen hospices across the nation. Their website includes upcoming workshop dates and a monthly educational column, "On the path from loss to renewal." - 7-Mar-2000 - Hits: 1274 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! 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: 2450 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Schizophrenia Help
    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: 1792 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Cognitive Therapy Associates
    Cognitive Therapy Associates (CTA) is a network of highly skilled, affiliated therapists (licensed clinical psychologists and social workers) who all use a therapeutic approach called Cognitive Therapy, or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). This kind of therapy has been demonstrated by clinical studies to be the most effective treatment for a variety of psychological difficulties: depression, anxiety/stress, panic, OCD, phobias, low self esteem, eating disorders, relationship problems, and more.

    CTA-affiliated therapists are located throughout New York City, Westchester County and Long Island. - 18-Jun-2008 - Hits: 1163 - Rate This | Details


    Popular! One Plus One Top Rated
    One Plus One works to strengthen couple and family relationships. They offer online services to couples and parents, provide learning resources to practitioners and volunteers, promote a culture where it's OK to seek relationship help, and work to build knowledge to inform and improve government policies and family services. - 16-Oct-2007 - Hits: 1315 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Love And Life Toolbox honors the connection between emotional health and healthy relationships and is packed with tools to help nurture your growth in both areas. This website is a growing archive of articles about living life to the fullest (internally and in connection to others). This site includes guest contributions by respected professionals and real stories submitted by people thriving while faced with emotional and relationship challenges. - 13-Nov-2008 - Hits: 1360 - Rate This | Details

Relationships: Articles

    Popular! Reviving Your Marriage
    Is your marriage alive and well, or is it time to dial 911? Chances are the health of your relationship falls somewhere in the middle - slightly out of shape and tired. Unfortunately most of us tend to take the health of a marriage for granted. And we don't realize how important a happy, healthy relationship is until it's time for marital CPR. - 3-Jan-2002 - Hits: 1914 - Rate This | Details

Relationships: Books

Relationships: Online Dating

    Popular! Shy Passions Top Rated
    Shy Passions is a free online community site designed with the hope that shy singles will feel more comfortable contacting one another, knowing everyone on the site feels shy. - 18-Jul-2004 - Hits: 1465 - Rate This | Details

Relationships: Support Groups

    Popular! 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: 2871 - Rate This | Details

Schizophrenia and Psychosis

    Popular! Schizophrenia Home Page Top Rated
    Started in 1995, 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. - 5-Feb-2000 - Hits: 7776 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Schizophrenia 24x7 Top Rated
    Schizophrenia 24x7 is an excellent and comprehensive resource for those affected by schizophrenia- be they sufferers or loved ones. They give an overview of schizophrenia that includes symptoms, causes and information for diagnosis and post-diagnosis measures, all of which is supported with references and personal stories inspired by real patients. - 19-May-2006 - Hits: 1527 - Rate This | Details

Schizophrenia and Psychosis: FAQs

Schizophrenia and Psychosis: Personal Pages and Blogs

    Popular! My Personal Recovery from Schizophrenia
    Victoria blogs about her recovery from Schizophrenia. She was diagnosed in 2008 with Schizophrenia by a team of doctors at UCLA and later was given the diagnosis of Schizoaffective Disorder. Since her diagnosis, she has earned a Masters Degree in psychology and currently works in the mental health field. She began this blog in 2013 to help others living with similar diagnosis and to give them hope that recovery is possible. - 14-Dec-2013 - Hits: 1171 - Rate This | Details

Schizophrenia and Psychosis: Schizoaffective Disorder

Schizophrenia and Psychosis: Support Groups

Schizophrenia and Psychosis: Symptoms

Self Esteem and Shyness

    Popular! Shake Your Shyness Top Rated
    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: 3614 - Rate This | Details

Self Esteem and Shyness: Books

    Popular! Authentic Happiness: Using Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential Top Rated
    Over a decade ago, Martin Seligman charted a new approach to living with "flexible optimism." Now, in his most stimulating and persuasive book to date, the bestselling author of Learned Optimism introduces the revolutionary, scientifically based idea of "Positive Psychology." Positive Psychology focuses on strengths rather than weaknesses, asserting that happiness is not the result of good genes or luck. Seligman teaches readers that happiness can be cultivated by identifying and using many of the strengths and traits that they already possess - including kindness, originality, humor, optimism, and generosity. By frequently calling upon their "signature strengths" in all the crucial realms of life, readers will not only develop natural buffers against misfortune and the experience of negative emotion, they will move their lives up to a new, more positive plane. Drawing on groundbreaking psychological research, Seligman shows how Positive Psychology is shifting the profession's paradigm away from its narrow-minded focus on pathology, victimology, and mental illness to positive emotion, virtue and strength, and positive institutions. Our signature strengths can be nurtured throughout our lives, with benefits to our health, relationships, and careers. Seligman provides the Signature Strengths Survey along with a variety of brief tests that can be used to measure how much positive emotion readers experience, in order to help determine what their highest strengths are. The life-changing lesson of Authentic Happiness is that by identifying the very best in ourselves, we can improve the world around us and achieve new and sustainable levels of authentic contentment, gratification, and meaning. - 7-Jan-2003 - Hits: 1122 - Rate This | Details

Self Esteem and Shyness: Support Groups

    Popular! Yahoo Groups: Shyness Support
    This list is meant to be an open forum for Shy People or those interested in Shyness. What causes shyness? Can it be treated? What is the current research on shyness? Personal experiences and social support welcome. This is an unmoderated list; use your judgement before taking anyone's advice. Personal experiences and social support welcome. - 20-Feb-2000 - Hits: 1596 - Rate This | Details

Sexual and Gender

    Popular! Transgender Zone Top Rated
    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: 2139 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! The Birds and the Bees: Talking to Young Teens About Sex
    How did you learn about sex? My husband tells about coming home from school one day to find a book about "reproduction" (not sex) on his bed. Nothing was ever said about it. I, on the other hand, am part of a whole generation of girls who learned about menstruation and the mechanics of making and having babies from a movie shown after school "for girls only." Little was said at my house beyond some hemming and hawing about whether I should go to the film. Friends of mine learned what little they knew from friends, some of whom had more enlightened parents, but most of whom had equally ignorant friends. Is it any wonder that most of us were more than a little confused? - 22-Dec-2003 - Hits: 1306 - Rate This | Details

Sexual and Gender: Gay and Lesbian Issues

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

    Popular! About Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)
    A helpful article describing the symptoms associated with premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) and what can be done to reduce problems associated with this disorder. Severe cases of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) can be diagnosed as premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). PMDD significantly interferes with a woman's ability to function in her everyday, normal life — including with family, at work, or do other activities she normally enjoys. - 23-Jan-2003 - Hits: 2314 - Rate This | Details

Suicide and Crisis

    Popular! Samaritans Top Rated
    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. UK helpline number (anywhere in the UK or Ireland): 116 123 - 5-Feb-2000 - Hits: 2119 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Hopeline
    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: 1578 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is the federally funded suicide prevention hotline dedicated to providing immediate assistance to those in suicidal crisis. Its toll-free number, 1-800-273-TALK (8255), connects individuals to crisis centers across the country. Each crisis center (currently more than 100) is staffed by trained staff members who have the essential resources to assist individuals in a suicidal crisis. Since 2007, the Lifeline has been providing special suicide prevention service for U.S. military veterans through an agreement with the Department of Veteran's Affairs (VA) and U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). When dialing 1-800-273-TALK (8255), veterans, active military, and their families are prompted, during the automated greeting, to press "1" to be connected to a veterans suicide prevention hotline specialist located in the VA call center in New York. - 1-Nov-2005 - Hits: 1172 - Rate This | Details

Suicide and Crisis: FAQs

    Popular! Suicide Top Rated
    A good general FAQ about Suicide. Suicide is a significant cause of death in many western countries, in some cases exceeding deaths by motor vehicle accidents annually. Many countries spend vast amounts of money on safer roads, but very little on suicide awareness and prevention, or on educating people about how to make good life choices. - 8-Mar-2000 - Hits: 1312 - Rate This | Details

Suicide and Crisis: Self-Injury

    Popular! Recover Your Life Top Rated
    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: 6037 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! BUS List Top Rated
    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: 1530 - Rate This | Details

Suicide and Crisis: Support Groups

    Popular! Parents of Suicide Top Rated
    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: 1641 - Rate This | Details

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