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81 Editor's Cool Resource Picks in Psychology & Mental Health

Abuse

    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.
    http://www.child-abuse-effects.com/ - 5-Nov-2005 - Hits: 6269 - Rate This | Details

Abuse: Articles

    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.
    http://kalimunro.com/wp/articles-info - 8-Sep-2001 - Hits: 6922 - Rate This | Details

Abuse: Domestic Violence

Abuse: Support Groups

    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.
    https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/AbusedSurvivors/info - 11-Jun-2002 - Hits: 12513 - 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.

    http://www.ascasupport.org/ - 4-Oct-2006 - Hits: 8152 - 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.
    http://www.aftersilence.org/ - 8-Oct-2006 - Hits: 8036 - Rate This | Details

Addiction and Substance Abuse: Alcohol Dependency: Articles

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.
    https://psychcentral.com/lib/symptoms-of-sexual-addiction/ - 3-Jan-2002 - Hits: 6751 - Rate This | Details

Anxiety and Panic

    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.
    http://socialphobia.org/ - 18-Jun-2000 - Hits: 8105 - 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.
    http://www.anxietycoach.com - 1-Jul-2001 - Hits: 8385 - Rate This | Details

Anxiety and Panic: Articles

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.)
    https://psychcentral.com/pageone.htm - 8-Mar-2000 - Hits: 11844 - Rate This | Details

Attention Deficit Disorder

    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.
    http://www.livingwithadd.com/ - 11-Dec-2002 - Hits: 6626 - 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.

    https://psychcentral.com/lib/diagnosing-adhd-add-in-adults/ - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 7308 - Rate This | Details

Attention Deficit Disorder: Online Quizzes

Attention Deficit Disorder: Support Groups

Bipolar

    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"
    http://www.bipolarworld.net - 22-Oct-2000 - Hits: 6101 - 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.
    http://www.bipolarbrain.com - 5-Sep-2001 - Hits: 10391 - Rate This | Details

Bipolar: Online Quizzes

Bipolar: Support Groups

    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.

    http://forums.psychcentral.com/bipolar/ - 6-Feb-2007 - Hits: 20831 - Rate This | Details

Bipolar: Symptoms

Depression

    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.
    http://www.allaboutdepression.com/ - 1-Jan-2003 - Hits: 12288 - 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.

    https://psychcentral.com/disorders/depression/ - 23-Jan-2003 - Hits: 25261 - 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.

    https://psychcentral.com/lib/women-and-depression/ - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 9443 - 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.

    https://psychcentral.com/lib/choosing-the-best-ssri/ - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 6129 - Rate This | Details

Depression: Online Quizzes

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.

    http://forums.psychcentral.com/depression/ - 30-Oct-2002 - Hits: 24728 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Depression Forums Top Rated
    Depressionforums.org is a forum for open peer discussion of depressive illnesses and treatment options. Their mission is to create an atmosphere that is both supportive and informative for their members, in order to provide a caring environment for members to talk to their peers about their depression, anxiety, mood disorders, medications, therapy and recovery. They also seek to advance public awareness of mental health issues in order to eliminate the stigma associated with depression and other mental disorders.
    https://www.depressionforums.org/forums/ - 5-Nov-2006 - Hits: 8985 - Rate This | Details

Dissociation

    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.
    https://www.sidran.org/ - 5-Feb-2000 - Hits: 8071 - Rate This | Details

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.)
    http://www.mirror-mirror.org/eatdis.htm - 20-Jan-2000 - Hits: 6089 - Rate This | Details

Eating Disorders: Articles

    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.
    https://psychcentral.com/lib/accepting-the-body-you-have/ - 29-Mar-2006 - Hits: 10831 - Rate This | Details

Eating Disorders: Online Quizzes

Eating Disorders: Support Groups

Eating Disorders: Symptoms

Grief and Loss

    Popular! Webhealing.com Top Rated
    Created by Tom Golden, LCSW, this website is devoted to helping people understand and deal with profound grief. Webhealing.com provides free resources for those experiencing loss, including articles and forums, as well as paid services and tools provided by Mr. Golden through his workshops and private practice.
    http://webhealing.com/ - 19-Jan-2000 - Hits: 8840 - Rate This | Details

Mental Health

    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!
    http://www.stressdoc.com/ - 5-Feb-2000 - Hits: 6839 - Rate This | Details

Mental Health: Support Groups

    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.

    http://forums.psychcentral.com/ - 14-Mar-2007 - Hits: 116068 - 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.

    https://www.neurotalk.org/ - 14-Mar-2007 - Hits: 13084 - Rate This | Details

Mental Health: Symptoms

Obsessive-Compulsive

    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.
    https://iocdf.org/ - 5-Feb-2000 - Hits: 11314 - Rate This | Details

Obsessive-Compulsive: Online Quizzes

Obsessive-Compulsive: Symptoms

Other: Support Groups

Personality

    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.

    http://www.bpdcentral.com/ - 27-Feb-2000 - Hits: 6265 - 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.

    https://psychcentral.com/lib/an-overview-of-borderline-personality-disorder/ - 10-Nov-2004 - Hits: 7245 - 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.
    https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/borderline/info - 6-Feb-2000 - Hits: 11238 - Rate This | Details

Personality: Symptoms

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!"
    http://www.psychceu.com/ - 23-Jun-2010 - Hits: 6605 - Rate This | Details

Psychology: Journals and Publications

    Popular! Psycline
    Psycline is is owned and managed by psychologist Dr. Armin GŁnther, of the University of Augsburg, Germany, and is one of the most comprehensive and up-to-date indexes of psychology and social science journals on the web.

    Their journal locator allows for searching journals based on keyword, subject, type of online information, or alphabetically. Additionally they offer the ability to search a variety of databases including Medline, Elsevier, APA, et al. using their article locator.

    http://www.psycline.org/journals/psycline.html - 2-Mar-2000 - Hits: 11944 - Rate This | Details

Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy: Online

Relationships

Relationships: Articles

Schizophrenia and Psychosis

    Popular! Schizophrenia Home Page Top Rated
    Started in 1995, Schizophrenia.com is an internet community dedicated to providing high quality information, support and education to the family members, caregivers and individuals whose lives have been impacted by schizophrenia. This web community was founded in memory of John Chiko, who suffered from schizophrenia.

    Offering a wide range of information resources and support groups available for those afflicted with this disorder, including news, helpful information and tips for both those suffering and their loved ones, and a great deal more.

    http://www.schizophrenia.com/ - 5-Feb-2000 - Hits: 7797 - Rate This | Details

Schizophrenia and Psychosis: Schizoaffective Disorder

Schizophrenia and Psychosis: Symptoms

Self Esteem and Shyness

Suicide and Crisis


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