Family and Client Education

 


(ADHD) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
http://www.chadd.org/
Sponsored by C.H.A.D.D. (Children and Adults With Attention Deficit Disorder) who claims it is the nation's largest ADD organization.

Drugs of Abuse
http://www.nida.nih.gov/DrugsofAbuse.html
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
http://www.psychguides.com/pfg.php
Educational pamphlets on a variety of psychiatric disorders (Schizophrenia, OCD, PTSD, Bipolar, Dementia).

Mental Health Information
http://mentalhelp.net/
Information on a variety of psychiatric conditions.

NAMI Clinical Page
http://www.nami.org/Hometemplate.cfm
Clincal resources and links from advocacy organization National Alliance on Mentally Illness (NAMI).

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder - Patient and Family Guide
http://www.psychguides.com/gl-treatment_of_obsessive-compulsive_disorder.html
Companion site to the Treatment Guidelines site. It contains information for patients, families and mental health professionals.

Parenting Advice
http://www.med.umich.edu/1libr/yourchild/parent.htm
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.

Psychoanalysis
http://www.apsa.org/pubinfo/about.htm
Explains in a general way the purpose and practice of psychoanalysis.

Quality of Information
http://www.dr-bob.org/quality.html
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."

Schizophrenia
http://schizophrenia.com/
Information and links related to schizophrenia. Contains some unconventional topics.

Schizophrenia - Patient and Family Guide
http://www.psychguides.com/gl-treatment_of_schizophrenia_1999.html
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:
http://www.ssa.gov/disability/
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.
 

Updated 9-19-13