Family and Consumer Education
(ADHD) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
This site is sponsored by C.H.A.D.D. (Children and Adults With Attention Deficit Disorder) who claims it is the nation's largest ADD organization. It appears to be objective and offers much useful information.
Drugs of Abuse
This site contains a useful table of common drugs of abuse, including street names. The table also includes medical uses, route of administration and period of detection.
Guides for Patients and Families
This is a very good set of educational pamphlets on a variety of psychiatric disorders (Schizophrenia, OCD, PTSD, Bipolar, Dementia).
Mental Health Information
This is a general mental health related site with some good information on a variety of psychiatric conditions.
NAMI Clinical Page
This site contains excellent clincal resources and links from the premier advocacy organization for people with mental illness (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill).
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder - Patient and Family Guide
This is a companion site to the Treatment Guidelines site. It contains excellent information for patients, families and mental health professionals.
This is a series of very brief bits of advice for parents on a variety of topics such as adoption, rebellion, crying, fathering, latchkey kids, etc. from the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry.
This site explains in a general way the purpose and practice of psychoanalysis.
Prescription Drug Patient Assistance Programs
This site, sponsored by the pharmaceutical industry, lists eligibility requirements and instructions for indigent patient assistance programs for obtaining medications. It includes a search feature to look up a drug by name.
Quality of Information
This is a good site for links to other sites that help user determine the quality of medical information. From the introduction: "You can find a lot of information on the Internet. In general, that's good, but it does also leave you with the task of separating the wheat from the chaff. Before you act on something you read -- even if you read it here :-) -- take a minute first to consider the quality of that information. You probably already do that automatically to some extent, but the links below may also help."
A moderately useful site for finding information and links related to schizophrenia. Contains some unconventional topics and some of the items are outdated.
Schizophrenia - Patient and Family Guide
This is a companion site to the Treatment Guidelines site. It contains excellent information for patients, families and mental health professionals. (Available in Spanish).
Social Security Disability Information:
This site is sponsored by the Social Security Administration. The parent site (http://www.ssa.gov/) has additional useful information about work and other programs that are relevant to people with psychiatric disabilities.