To find information on a particular disorder, first go to our Disorders page. The menu lists the most common
mental disorders. The list can be viewed alphabetically or by category.
Information on each disorder includes the following:
- American description (diagnostic criteria)
- European description
- Treatment information
- Information booklets
- Magazine articles
- Internet links
|The research information contains topics such as:
- Adverse effects
- Behavioral therapy
- Cerebrospinal fluid
- Chemically induced
- Diet therapy
- Drug effects
- Randomized controlled trial
- Multicenter RCT
- Placebo RCT
- Electroconvulsive therapy
- Prevention and control
- Quality of life
- Radionuclide imaging
- Review excluding therapy
- Review of therapy
- Statistics and numerical data
- Therapeutic use
For addition information on disorders, you can try the following:
- Our Booklets
- Our Magazine articles
Our Internet Links page
- Use the disorder's Research page and enter
your own search criteria. First select "All topics" from the
menu and then add your criteria. You can learn more about using the PubMed
database by pressing the "?" button at the top of the PubMed
- Check the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders,
Fourth Edition, also known as the DSM-IV book. For each mental disorder, it describes: Diagnostic Criteria;
Diagnostic Features; Subtypes; Associated Features & Disorders; Specific
Cultural, Age, and Gender Features; Prevalence; Course; Familial Pattern;
and Differential Diagnosis.
For disorders not listed on our Disorders page,
try the following:
- Check our Index; we have some articles on
disorders that are not listed on our Disorders page. You should also use
the browser's Find command to search directly for keywords on our Index
- Use our Internet Links page as described in the previous section.
- Check Mental Health Net - they list symptoms
of most mental disorders.
- Check the DSM-IV described
in the previous section.
- Use the Search Engines
such as Alta Vista and Yahoo to search for the disorder.
We are not able to answer specific questions from patients, friends,
or family members regarding your disorder or treatment. This should be
done by your own mental health professional or doctor.
You can also try the following:
Internet Mental Health (www.mentalhealth.com)
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