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Development, ADHD, & Developmental Disorders
(PTSD, Dissociation, Self-Injury, Recovered Memory)
Addiction and Compulsion
& Lesbian Issues
Family, Divorce, and Child Custody
Psychology - Crime, Violence, and Psychopathy
Issues and Chronic Pain
Injury, Dementia, & Alzheimer's
Mental Health Links
Managed Care, and Government
Development Institute - Child development and learning. Parenting.
Child Development, ADHD,
& Developmental Disorders
Facts and Fictions - by Joseph A. Sandford, Ph.D., President, BrainTrain
- Excellent overview.
A.D.D. Place - A virtual neighborhood of information and resources
relating to Attention Deficit Disorder (A.D.D.), AD/HD and Learning Disorders
(National Attention Deficit Disorder Association) - national, nonprofit
organization that focuses on the needs of adults, young adults, and families
with Attention Deficit Disorder. ADDA's mission is to help people with
ADD live happier, more successful lives by providing information and resources
on treatment, research as well as work place, relationship, parenting and
post-secondary educational issues.
- CH.A.D.D. is a nonprofit parent-based organization formed to better the
lives of individuals with attention deficit disorders and their families.
This excellent ADD information resource, sponsored by CH.A.D.D. National,
provides valuable information including: Chapters and Support Groups, ADD
Fact Sheets, Events, and Publications.
- Online Asperger Syndrome Information & Support
Parenting - General information and resources on parenting.
and Family WebGuide at Tufts University - A resource for parents provided
by Tufts University which describes and evaluates sites that contain research-based
information about infants, children and teens.
- A variety of links and resources on Autism.
on Autism Spectrum Disorders - National Institute of Mental Health:
education and research.
- Grief & Loss - Information and interactive resources for people
grieving a death.
Grief and Loss
on My Shoulder - Forum and articles for those who are widowed or who
have lost their love to death, or for those who are in love with someone
who is terminally ill.
Factsheet - Explains the grieving process.
Indigo - Collection of articles, advice, online forums, and support
resources dealing with end of life issues, grief, and loss.
Grief, and Healing - Discussion forums, articles, and other resources
about healing from loss.
- Emotional support and friendship and a safe haven for bereaved persons
to share their grief.
- Resources related to death, dying, bereavement, and major emotional and
Kennedy - Books and resources for grieving effectively, with emphasis
on the loss of a parent.
Frequently Asked Questions - from Screening for Mental Health, Inc.
and Depression - from PsychPage.
Suicide and Prevention
Association of Suicidology - a resource for anyone concerned about
suicide, including AAS members, suicide researchers, therapists, prevention
specialists, survivors of suicide, and people who are themselves in crisis.
Shyness in Children and Adults - Online brochure from the American
Anxiety and Stress
- A growing national web directory of specialists able to treat anxiety.
Trauma (PTSD, Dissociation,
Self-Injury, Recovered Memory)
Center for PTSD - Preventing or decreasing PTSD and other adverse consequences
of trauma is the foremost aim of the National Center. This website is provided
as an educational resource concerning PTSD and other enduring consequences
of traumatic stress.
Baldwin's Trauma Information Page - geared towards clinicians and researchers
in the traumatic-stress field. Includes both clinical and research
aspects of trauma responses and their resolution.
Injury - Aspects of self injury, including the reasons, types of treatment,
self-help pages, and contributions from readers.
Injury - Very nice article by Colleen Thompson.
Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) - The International Society
for Traumatic Stress Studies is a nonprofit organization whose goal is
to ensure that everyone affected by trauma receives the best possible professional
response, and to reduce traumatic stressors and their immediate and long-term
consequences worldwide. ISTSS creates an independent community for
supporting and sharing research, clinical strategies, public policy concerns,
and theoretical formulations on trauma.
International Society for the Study of Dissociation (ISSD) - The Society
is a nonprofit professional association organized for the purposes of information
sharing and international networking of clinicians and researchers, providing
professional and public education, promoting research and theory about
dissociation, and promoting research and training in the identification,
treatment, and prevention of dissociative disorders.
Sidran Institute - Traumatic stress education and advocacy. Bookstore.
A nationally-focused nonprofit organization devoted to helping people who
have experienced traumatic life events.
Sanctuary - Articles, resources, chat communities, etc.
Memories of Sexual Abuse: Scientific Research & Scholarly Resources
- Large page with links to articles by various researchers and authors
on memory and sexual abuse, with an emphasis on scientific understanding
memory lost and recovered.
Recovered Memory Project Web Site - Maintained by Prof. Ross Cheit
of Brown University. Corroborated cases and scientific evidence concerning
recovered memory. Begun as a response to skeptics, it presents evidence
that traumatic amnesia exists.
Memories of Sexual Abuse - Research evidence showing that it is not
rare for people who were sexually abused in childhood to experience amnesia
and delayed recall for the abuse.
Central — List of resources for people who care about someone with
borderline personality disorder.
Definition, Theory, & Treatment Overview - by John Rathbun, MD.
Personality Sanctuary - Articles, resources, chat communities, etc.
Personality Disorder Sanctuary - Articles, resources, chat communities,
Disorders: Frequently Asked Questions - from Screening for Mental Health,
Nervosa and Related Eating Disorders (ANRED) - Self-help tips and information
about recovery and prevention.
Disorder Referral and Information Center - dedicated to the prevention
and treatment of eating disorders. Edreferral.com provides information
and treatment resources for all forms of eating disorders. Provides assistance,
in the form of information and resources, to those suffering with eating
disorders to get them started on the road to recovery and healthy living.
page with tons of sites.
Positive - Promotes self-acceptance regarding body image.
Alliance for Eating Disorder Awareness - seeks to establish easily
accessible programs across the nation that allow children and young adults
the opportunity to learn about eating disorders and the positive effects
of a healthy body image.
Disorders Mirror Mirror - Excellent material on all types of eating
Council on Alcoholism and Dependence - NCADD provides education, information,
help and hope to the public. It advocates prevention, intervention and
treatment through offices in New York and Washington, and a nationwide
network of Affiliates.
Take an online alcohol
Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - SAMHSA is the Federal
agency charged with improving the quality and availability of prevention,
treatment, and rehabilitative services in order to reduce illness, death,
disability, and cost to society resulting from substance abuse and mental
Problems: Frequently Asked Questions - from Screening for Mental Health,
Talk on Alcohol and Other Drugs - a web site for college students.
Theory and Research - from PsychPage.
Not The Person I Married - Substance abuse and the couple.
Anonymous - 12-Step organizations.
12 Steps - and links to characteristics of adult children of alcoholics,
codependence, triggers to relapse and more.
Alternatives to the 12 Step Approach:
Organizations for Sobriety (SOS), Lifering
Addiction - Article discussing this newer variant of compulsive behavior.
- Dr. Patrick Carnes' Resources for Sex Addiction & Recovery
Sexual Addiction and Compulsion
Recovery Institute - Treatment for men and women seeking help with
sexually addictive behaviors, self-test, and articles.
12-Step Organizations - Sexual
Addicts Anonymous (SAA), Sex
and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA), Sexaholics
Anonymous (SA), Sexual
Recovery Anonymous (SRA)
12-Step Organizations for Spouses
and Partners - S-Anon
International Family Groups, Codependents
of Sex Addicts (COSA).
Alcohol and Drug Unit - University of Washington School of Medicine.
Provides info on research projects, support groups worldwide, international
FAS/E conferences. Also the home of the Fetal Alcohol Syndrome/Effects
Legal Issues Resource Center.
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Link - FAS Articles, Letters, & Publications.
Family Resource Institute - The mission of the FAS Family Resource
Institute, a non-profit organization, is to identify, understand and care
for individuals disabled by prenatal alcohol exposure and their families,
and to prevent future generations from having to live with this disability.
Gay and Lesbian Issues
Psychological Association - Home page for Lesbian, Gay, & Bisexual
Concerns at APA, linked to the LGBC office; the Committee on Lesbian, Gay,
& Bisexual Concerns; state psychological associations & divisions;
policy & advocacy; and publications & resources.
Families, & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG) - National organization
that promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, and bisexual persons,
their families, and friends through support, education, and advocacy.
from PsychPage - Links, articles, and resources. Includes info on coming
out and domestic violence in gay and lesbian relationships.
Builders - Comprehensive site on choosing a marital therapist and marital
assessment and therapy.
Marriage, Family, Divorce,
and Child Custody
Support Page - helpful and supportive information about divorce,
child custody, child support, visitation, modifications, separation, alimony
- spousal support, divorce laws, statutes and more.
Coalition Against Domestic Violence - dedicated to the empowerment
of battered women and their children and therefore is committed to the
elimination of personal and societal violence in the lives of battered
women and their children.
To End Violence Against Women - To provide concrete guidance to communities,
policy leaders, and individuals engaged in activities to end violence against
women, by the National Advisory Council on Violence Against Women.
Psychology - Crime, Violence, and Psychopathy
American Academy of Child and Adolescent
Psychiatry - Summary of Practice Parameters for Child Custody Evaluation
- A site with general information about issues related to child custody,
father's rights, and psychological testing
Zen Replaces the Id - Buddhism and its application to Psychology.
Psychology and Spirituality
Psych of Religion - very detailed!
Institute on Aging - NIA, the arm of the National Institutes of Health
devoted to improving the health of older people.
- SeniorNet's mission is to provide older adults education for and access
to computer technologies to enhance their lives and enable them to share
their knowledge and wisdom.
Brain Injury, Dementia, &
Association - National voluntary health organization supporting Alzheimer's
research and care. Information about the disease, programs and services,
and advocacy efforts.
and Advice - Commercial site with several interesting options. Under
the Consumer Info option, users can choose a Pain Assessment, which offers
a self-assessment of pain that users can complete. Another option is Pain
Doctor's Advice, to which users can submit questions.
Medical Issues and Chronic
Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) Home - The National Alliance for
the Mentally Ill (NAMI) is a nonprofit, grassroots, self-help, support
and advocacy organization of consumers, families, and friends of people
with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, major depression,
bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and anxiety disorders
General Mental Health Links
Illnesses and Treatments - from NAMI.
Mental Health Association - The United States' oldest and largest nonprofit
organization addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illness.
Help Net - comprehensive source of online mental health information,
news and resources.
Central - Dr. John GROHOL's Mental Health Page - one-stop index for
psychology, support, and mental health issues, resources, and people.
Magazine - Comprehensive resources: links, discussion groups, articles,
Problems and Disorders - From Psychology Information Online.
Booklet - General Overview from the National Institute of Mental Health
- Internet Drug Index - Enter medication of interest in the search
Digest - Drug lookup, interactions, health news.
Prescribed Medications - by The Columbia University College of Physicians
Help with the cost of medications:
Patient Assistance Programs - Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers
of America Directory of Patient Assistance Programs that PhRMA member companies
offer to ensure that their medicines are made available to those who can't
afford to purchase them.
- provides up-to-date information on 177 drug company-sponsored programs
that help people get medication for little or no money, with links to application
- Government site for general medical and health information.
- General Medical Site.
- General Medical Site.
- Medical dictionary, disorders and conditions, news.
Home Medical Guide - by The Columbia University College of Physicians
Meta Directory of Internet Health Sources
- MEDLINE Search - Search the published medical literature for topics
Health - Wide ranging general health information.
and Your Health: Dietary Guidelines for Americans - The fifth edition
of Nutrition and Your Health: Dietary Guidelines for Americans, a joint
publication of the Departments of Health and Human Services and Agriculture.
- a medical and health consumer information resource containing comprehensive
and unbiased information in patient-friendly language from trusted sources
on over 1,500 health topics, 70 focused health centers, and more than 11,000
drugs and medications.
Women's Health Resource Center - Educates healthcare consumers by providing
access to a wealth of information and resources on women's health issues.
American Menopause Society - Nonprofit scientific organization devoted
to promoting understanding of menopause.
National Women's Health Information Center (NWHIC) - Provides resources
and materials for consumers and professionals.
Health Interactive - Creates a place for women to proactively learn
about their health and health-related issues.
Health: Women's Health - Contains information on health concerns specific
Page - Provides calendar application to help women track and predict
their menstrual cycles and ovulation.
Managed Care, and Government
Department of Health and Human Services
- Federal website of disability related government resources.
- The Consumer Insurance Guide - Health insurance shopping guide and
HMO Page - Strong opinions about managed care. Information about
medical savings accounts.
Administration Responsibility Project (HARP) - More strong opinions
about managed care with a legal perspective and resources for people having
trouble with their insurance company or obtaining healthcare.