of the mind are on the rise.
Depression alone accounts for about 20% of all disability
claims. The Websites here can help you understand mental
illnesses, while keeping you abreast of the latest medical
breakthroughs. - Lesley Alderman and Ratha Tep.
Find out the symptoms, treatment and online resources
for everything from anxiety to schizophrenia. This well-designed
site lets you pose questions to psychologists, link
to 1,600 journals, and search for conferences.
Moderated by clinical psychologist Leonard Holmes, this
site covers 30 distinct subject areas, such as stress
management and personality disorders. You can access
data from trusted sources like the National Library
of Medicine. The Psych Medications section points out
the side effects of certain drugs: Antipsychotic medications
like Clozaril, for example, can lead to muscle weakness.
Panic Internet Resource
A wonderful grass-roots site. There's extensive information
on disorders like social anxiety and obsessive-compulsive
behavior. Message boards focus on topics like agoraphobia,
medications and self-help.
Operated by Teresa Gallagher, a mother of two "active"
children, the site explains the medical definition,
history and misunderstandings about Attention Deficit
Hyperactive Disorder. ADHD is often misdiagnosed and
many children are over-medicated. Besides reliable info,
you'll find drug-free treatment alternatives, like boosting
fish oil in your diet.
Ivan's Depression Central
Click Depression Central and you find a comprehensive
disease-specific search engine. Type in "bipolar"
and you get 64 results, from symptoms to detailed reports
on prescription treatments. There are links to the Archives
of General Psychiatry that explain that there is a genetic
risk of depression, and an Australian site that tells
of evidence linking depression and heart attacks.
Institute of Mental Health
This sister site to the National Institutes of Health
puts psychological terms into plain English. In the
Reference section there are links to books, like Why
Johnny Can't Cooperate: Coping with Attention Deficit
Problems, brochures, clinical trials and the latest