Psychopathology: Psychological Disorders
Mental Health Networks
Courseware of the Psychology Centre of Athabascau University. Includes 10 self-instructional exercises on the DSM-IV classification system of mental disorders. Discusses causative factors, diagnostic categories and therapies.
Germany's University of Bonn, Department of Clinical and Applied Psychology site contains Web resources for clinical and abnormal psychology, behavioral medicine and mental health. Includes information on disorders, assessment, psychotherapy and behavioral medicine.
Largest online guide to mental health. Created in 1995 by a professional psychologist, it is updated frequently and has over 6500 resources. Includes chat rooms, online books, services, glossary, and much more.
This site was developed by a medical doctor and offers an online encyclopedia containing detailed information on about 54 of the most common disorders; and, medications used in treatment. Also contains online diagnoses, research and Internet links. There is a great set of Web links on many of the major disorders.
Click on the icon "Psych Central" to get to mental health resources online. Page includes articles and essays, book reviews, a suicide prevention help line and more.
Depressions & Related Therapies
Contains information on bipolar disorder. Includes a chat forum, online support, articles, links, and more.
Discusses bipolar I & II, manic episode, major depressive episode, hypomanic episode, mixed episode, and cyclothymic disorder. Also contains articles, therapists' perspectives, chat rooms, information on suicide prevention and much more.
The largest clinical research center in the US dedicated to the study and treatment of winter depression (SAD). This research center explores the use of bright light and negative ion therapies for chronic, non seasonal depression, antepartum depression (depression during pregnancy), and seasonal depression. Their work also includes the development of novel treatments as alternatives to drugs.
This extensive site describes itself as the "Internet's central clearinghouse for information on all types of depressive disorders and on the most effective treatments" for these disorders. Discusses depression from every aspect, including bipolar, atypical depression, borderline personality, manic depression, genetic links, and includes information on grief and bereavement.
A comprehensive list of writers, composers and musicians, poets, artists, and others who are bipolar. The list contains the identification of more than 500 persons. The list is drawn from the work of psychiatrist, Kay Redfield Jamison, author of several books on the relationship between manic-depressive illness and the artistic temperament.
NDMDA is a not for profit organization established to educate patients, families and the public concerning the nature and management of depressive and manic depressive illness as treatable medical diseases. Includes information on depressive disorders and their symptoms. Also includes a screening checklist and information on where to go for screening. Has an informative article and links on Intimacy and Depression.
NAFDI is committed to public information campaigns on affective disorders and depressive illness. Includes information on effects, symptoms, biochemical links, and treatments. Also includes the organization's online newsletter.
A social support network, information center and research guide concerning postpartum depression. Includes research papers, self-assessment survey, listing of support groups and more. Site sponsored by Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Postpartum Support International.
Describes people who have clinical depression during the fall and winter months.
An international organization dedicated to fostering research, professional development and clinical applications in the fields of light therapy and biological rhythm disorders, including SAD, jet lag, shift work, sleep disorders, eating disorders, non seasonal depression, bipolar disorder, PMS & others. They discuss treatments such as light therapy, chronotherapy, melatonin, serotonergic medications, etc.
Anxiety Disorders and Phobias
ADAA promotes the prevention and cure of anxiety disorders. Includes information on anxieties, fears and obsessions, panic disorder, childhood and adolescent anxiety disorders and much more.
Includes an overview of panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), phobias, and generalized anxiety disorder. Also contains many news reports, research findings, full text of brochures and other materials published by NIMH.
In this website, you will find all the information you need to start managing your anxiety, completely free. There is plenty of information here that will make a positive impact on your life, provided you read it and use it! Make sure to bookmark this website for future reference.
Beginning in the 1990s, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first human clinical studies of psychedelic drugs in a quarter of a century. By 2004, the first FDA-approved trial of the medicinal use of a psychedelic drug, in this case a trial of MDMA-assisted therapy for PTSD involving 24 subjects, was underway. Now such studies are proliferating.
Site focuses primarily on emotional trauma and traumatic stress, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
The only national organization dedicated to providing up-to-date, accurate information on Tourette Syndrome.
Site contains medical resources on OCD and includes definitions, books, abstracts, brain scans, and more.
A foundation's site about OCD and related disorders in children and adults. Includes information, articles, resources, research digests, support groups, and the behavior therapy institute.
A listing of the names of every phobia that has been named. The list contains hundreds of phobias in alphabetical order. The list begins with "ablutophobia"-the fear of washing or bathing, and ends with "zoophobia" - the fear of animals. The site also contains FAQs, how the phobias are named, phobia treatments and more.
Dissociative Identity Disorder
The ISSD is a nonprofit professional society that promotes research and training in the identification and treatment of dissociative disorders (e.g. multiple personality disorder, now named dissociative identity disorder). The Society also provides professional and public education about dissociative states and serves as a catalyst for international communication and cooperation among clinicians and researchers working in
A not for profit information, support and education center. Includes information on causes, diagnosis, medications, success stories, support groups, coping, managing depression, and more. Site also has discussion groups and chat areas.
A personal mental health information Web site, with many links on the schizophrenia.
A collection of resources on Borderline Personality Disorder.
Contains dialogues with therapists, articles by professionals in the field, an online newsletter, chat rooms, stories, and much more.
Located in Towson, Maryland, this is one of the nation's most comprehensive programs for the treatment of anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorders. You can join an online discussion group from this site.
This is an excellent site. The site provides an overview about the gap in understanding and research on males with eating disorders. Provides a listing of all the pertinent Web links available. Includes almost 50 sites on the topic and includes links on eating disorders in general.
Addictions and Related Therapies
A site containing information and research on drug and alcohol addiction.
AA is an informal society of more than 2 million recovered alcoholics in the US, Canada, and other countries. These men and women meet in local groups which range in size. They share their experience, strength, and hope with each other to solve common problems and help others to recover from alcoholism. The central core of the program is the 12-Step Program.
A site dedicated to helping persons recover from marijuana addiction. Uses the 12-Step program founded by AA.
Includes research briefs, databases, workplace issues, resources and referrals and related links. A site of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Discusses the possible genetic basis of addiction. Includes research on drug abuse and addiction. Contains report on "The Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research-Based Guide," which is reported to be the first ever science-based guide to drug addiction treatment.
OA is a fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength and hope, are recovering from compulsive eating. Locate a program in your area from this Web site.
A Web site presenting scientific methods to help people stop smoking. Includes quitting guides, tools, tips, support groups, personal profiles and web links.
A site of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco. Includes information on trends in nicotine and tobacco research.
Contains factual information on alcohol and other drug addictions. Includes links, meetings and conferences, special topics, and fact sheets developed by different organizations.
AUTISM AND THE SAVANT SYNDROME
Depression and Electro-Convulsive Therapy
Early Electro-Convulsive Therapy
Robert Salposky on Depression in the U.S.