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Links on Mental Health Diagnosis, Treatments and Medications

Internet Mental Health (aka Mental, run by Canadian psychiatrist, Dr. Phillip Long, and programmed by Brian Chow, offers a terrific range of information on diagnosis, and medications – but not on treatments.  Full DSM-IV criteria listed, as well as European criteria. Includes self assessments with good, clear, warnings on a paid basis.

Ask NOAH about Mental Health, is an outstanding, very lengthy site, run by the New York Public Library, offers a wide range of mental health links, with solid information on trauma and suicide prevention. (Espanol)   The New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center offers online facts sheets on key mental health issues.

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) offers up to date research information and many good resources on treatments. Very up to date on clinical trials and new policy statements (such as use of medication with young children).   NIMH also has an excellent, consumer-oriented booklet on medication.

Johns Hopkins Info Net offers an excellent list of patient advocacy group phone numbers.

Southern Illinois University offers mental health links.

The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry offers facts sheets for parents and caregivers, practice guidelines, information on managed care, and research.

The Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation offers excellent information for parents, educators and clinicians alike.

Athealth offers a range of information for professionals as well as a very good weekly newsletter addressing a specific concern (which is, of course, partly to remind you of their site and its tie-ins) offers another introduction to mental health medications.

Interpsych, run by Drs. B. Stamm and M. Briscoe, offers a directory of lists and online forums for mental health professionals

Northern County Psychiatric Associations in Maryland have fine consumer-oriented links and resources (articles, book titles) for Individuals and Families 

A commercial site from CHMC, Mental Help Net, offers good information on diagnosis, treatments and medications as well as psychiatry and the law.

CMHC’s Ken’s links offers another solid starting point for issue-specific searches.   (Espanol)


Morrison and Stamp's The DSM-IV Internet Companion, published by W.W. Norton, offers a wide range of links by diagnosis.  

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