General Clinical Information Sites
- Agitation in Older Persons - Guide for Caregivers
- General Medical/Psychiatric Information
- Mental Health Information
- MHA Resource Page
- National Library of Medicine
- Quality of Information
- Social Security Disability Information
- Suicide Information
Agitation in Older Persons - Guide for Caregivers:
This is a companion site to the Treatment Guidelines site listed elsewhere. It contains excellent information for families and mental health professionals.
General Medical/Psychiatric Information
This is a complete medical textbook (Merck Manual) online. It includes general medical topics as well as a chapter on psychiatry. The quality is generally good, though discussion is brief and limited and some information is out of date. References are not available and some information given is questionable.
Mental Health Information
This is a general mental health related site with some good information on a variety of psychiatric conditions.
MHA Resource Page
The Mental Health Association is another excellent advocacy organization for people with mental illness with useful resources and information
National Library of Medicine
This is one of the most useful links for researching any topic in medicine (including psychiatry). It contains the entire national library of medicine, including recently published articles. It does not contain full text of articles, only abstracts (which can be quite useful). It takes some practice and trial and error to get the most out of this site, but is definitely worth the effort.
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."
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.
Sponsored by the American Association of Suicidology, this site contains useful information and statistics.