Specific Psychiatric Disorders
Anorexia / Bulimia - Eating Disorders
Anorexia / Bulemia - signs, symptoms, and how to help
Assessment and Treatment of Serious/Chronic Mental Illness
This is a useful summary of basic issues and techniques involved in the identification, assessment and treatment/rehabilitation of individuals with serious, chronic mental illness. It lists and briefly describes general considerations and specific bio-psycho-social interventions. Has been used as an outline and handout for family education, as well as for education of mental health professionals.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
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.
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 site contains the "expert consensus" treatment guidelines for bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. These are very useful, but differ from the American Psychiatric Association's practice guidelines, which are more comprehensive (some of which are available on line at http://www.psych.org/psych_pract/treatg/pg/prac_guide.cfm. These "expert consensus" treatment guidelines have also been used in developing the Texas Medication Algorithm Project (TMAP) guidelines, which are on this site under"Medications." For yet another important set of treatment guidelines, see the Schizophrenia Treatment guidelines (PORT) listed (under Schizophrenia) on the Specific Psychiatric Disorders page and also on the Medications page.