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Helpful Links

Here are some websites where you can look for more information. We have found these sites informative and interesting. However, you are responsible for evaluating anything you read. WhatMeds cannot be responsible for the content of any link.




Government Web sites:

The site for the National Institute for Mental Health:
http://www.nimh.nih.gov

The Center for Drug Evaluation and Research at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration:
http://www.fda.gov/cder/

The Surgeon general’s report on Mental Illness, located on a non-profit site (see section 3 concerning mental illness in children):
http://www.mentalhealth.org/specials/surgeongeneralreport/toc.html

A government site from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, with information on programs for youth:
http://www.samhsa.gov

General Resources:

The National Mental Health Association:
http://www.nmha.org

National Association for Mental Illness
http://www.nami.org

An extensive directory of resources:
http://www.mhsource.com/hy/links.html#dep

The online version of a book, Mental Health Resources Online:
http://www.insidemh.com

A good general mental health site based on research in Canada, England and Australia, maintained by a Canadian doctor:
http://www.mentalhealth.com/fr13.html

The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s facts for families:
http://www.aacap.org/info_families/index.htm

Columbia University's Center for the Advancement of Children's Mental Health's site:
http://www.kidsmentalhealth.org

Information about selecting a therapist:
http://www.psychologyinfo.com

An industry-sponsored site about mental health:
http://www.mediconsult.com

A general site on learning disablities with articles about various disorders and an extensive list of books on parenting challenging children: http://www.ldaca.org

A suicide prevention site with information on teen suicide prevention:
http://www.afsp.org/teen.htm

Center for Addiction and Mental Health, a research center in Toronto with documents online:
http://www.camh.net/

A fun site about the brain with mental exercises:
http://www.brain.com

Sites about particular disorders:

AACAP’s advice for families and a description of 11 diagnoses:
http://www.aacap.org/web/aacap/publications/factsfam/psychmed.htm

Anxiety:

A page from the National Institute for Mental Health:
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/anxiety

The Anxiety Disorders Association of America’s page on separation anxiety in children:
http://www.adaa.org/aboutanxietydisorders/childrenadolescents/separationanxietydisorder/

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD):

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder's information and advocacy site:
http://www.chadd.org/

Advocacy and support for ADHD, with interviews with specialists in this area:
http://www.add.org

Asperger Syndrome (high-functioning autism)

An extensive site about Asperger Syndrome:
http://www.udel.edu/bkirby/asperger

Bipolar Disorder:

Child And Adolescent Bipolar Foundation:
http://www.bpkids.org

Bipolar and medication, treatment options, use of mood stabilizers:
http://www.psychguides.com/bp2000gl.pdf

Information for families:
http://www.psychguides.com/bp2000ho.pdf

Website of the authors of "The Bipolar Child," Dr. Dimitri Papolos and Janice Papolos:
http://www.bipolarchild.com

Conduct Disorder:

A review entitled, "Do all children with Conduct Disorder also have ADD?":
http://www.docdiller.com/html/reviews/review-2.htm

Depression:

Characteristics of a major depressive episode:
http://www.mentalhealth.com/dis1/p21-md02.html#DepEp

Description of a manic episode and its relationship to Bipolar I disorder:
http://www.mentalhealth.com/dis1/p21-md02.html#ManEp

The site for the National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association, 800 826-3632, includes a section on adolescent depression:
http://www.ndmda.org

A site on depression and related affective disorders, offering information and resources for teenagers, including a video:
http:// www.med.jhu.edu/drada/Young/childadol.html

Dyslexia:

Dr. Harold Levinson’s site about dyslexia and its connection to signal-scrambling in the inner ear:
http://www.dyslexiaonline.com

 

Internet addiction:

A site about addiction to internet use, created by Dr. Kimberly Young:
http://www.netaddiction.com

Nonverbal Learning Disorder (NLD or NVLD):

Extensive information about NLD, list of testing sites and resources:
http://www.nldline.com (hotline: 831-624-3542)
http://www.NLDontheweb.org/

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder:

The Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation’s page on "What Parents Should Know":
http://www.ocfoundation.org/ocf1060a.htm

Opposition Defiant Disorder (ODD):

Treatment, information, research and booklets on ODD:
http://www.mentalhealth.com/dis/p20-ch05.html

Schizophrenia:

The National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression promotes research on causes, cures, treatment and prevention of brain disorders (800 829-8289):
http://mhsource.com/narsad.html

AACAP’s information on schizophrenia symptoms specific to children:
http://www.aacap.org/publications/factsfam/schizo.htm

Sensory Integration:

Sensory integration and behavior problems in children:
http://www.comeunity.com/disability/sensory_integration/

The Ayres Clinic site has a list of publications on sensory integration:
http://www.sensoryint.com

About the Medications:

A nice chart of the generic names and common uses of psychiatric drugs, on the website of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill:
http://www.nami.org/update/medlist.htm

The American Academy of child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s webpage on psychiatric medications:
http://www.aacap.org/web/aacap/publications/factsfam/29.htm

A doctor’s answer to the question, "How can doctors prescribe antidepressant medication to children without the FDA’s approval?":
http://www.mhsource.com/expert/exp1112596d.html

Site identifying harmful interactions between medications:
http://www.rxlist.com

Information about medications:
http://lww.com (Lippincott)
http://www.medscape.com

A psychopharmacologist’s webpage:
http://www.dr-bob.org/tips

Questions to ask the psychiatrist about your child’s medication:
http://www.aacap.org/publications/factsfam/medquest.htm

Professional Organizations:

Site for physicians who specialize in mental illness, emotional illnesses and substance abuse, including news and a library section:
http://www.psych.org

Membership organization for psychologists with articles and news for the public:
http://www.apa.org

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