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Psychiatric Disorders in General

 

Please note: Being listed here is not per se an endorsement of any particular site or email list. I have included annotations for those sites or lists that I am familiar with and strongly recommend.

Sites

Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health - includes information in Spanish as well as English
http://www.ffcmh.org/

NAMI Youth (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill)
http://www.nami.org/youth/index.html

NIMH - For the Public (National Institute for Mental Health) has write-ups on many disorders, including a section on Child and Adolescent Mental Health
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/publicat/index.cfm

Mental Health Infosource
http://www.mhsource.com/

Virtual Hospital - parent info on pediatric psychiatry
http://www.vh.org/Patients/IHB/Psych/Peds/PedsPsychiatry.html

Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation has a useful list of psychiatric rehabilitation and mental health resources:
http://www.bu.edu/cpr/links.html

The Massachusetts General Hospital hosts BrainTalk Communities - Online Patient Support Groups for Neurology.  This is a set of bulletin boards for a wide range of special needs ranging through the alphabet from ADHD to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome to PANDAS to Visual Impairments.
http://neuro-mancer.mgh.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/Ultimate.cgi

              Books on Childhood Psychiatric Disorders

It's Nobody's Fault: New Hope and Help for Difficult Children and Their Parents by Harold Koplewicz. Times Books. This book discusses diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis for ADD, OCD, separation anxiety, social phobia, generalized anxiety disorder, enuresis/bedwetting, Tourette Syndrome, depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, eating disorders, conduct disorders, and autism spectrum disorders.

 


Overwhelmed by all the terminology and abbreviations? In addition to the acronyms page at this site, there's an excellent Dictionary for Parents of Children with Disabilities (in PDF format, you need Adobe Acrobat to read it) at http://www.usd.edu/cd/dictionary/.  It is also available as a website (but may take a long time to load) at http://www.usd.edu/cd/dictionary/dictionary.htm
There's a shorter "Glossary and Guide to Acronyms" (also in PDF) by Leslie Packer, Ph.D., at http://www.tourettesyndrome.net/Files/Conditions/Glossary2002.pdf
Another dictionary can be found at http://www.feat.org/legal/speddict.htm and another list of acronyms at http://www.feat.org/legal/terms.html


Last updated Tuesday March 29, 2005


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