Why This Website Started

Internet Mental Health is a free encyclopedia of mental health information created in 1995 by a Canadian psychiatrist, Dr. Phillip Long.

For years, Dr. Long was one of four psychiatrists that supervised the Psychiatric Assessment Unit of Vancouver General Hospital. This unit assessed 4,000 patients a year. This emergency ward experience motivated Dr. Long to write the computerized psychiatric diagnosis program that is featured on this website.

The goal of this website is to provide information about the diagnosis and treatment of common psychiatric disorders.

Who We Want To Reach

Internet Mental Health is for anyone who has an interest in mental health:

  • Mental health professionals
  • Patients who want to learn more about their illness
  • Friends and families of patients
  • Mental health support groups
  • Students
  • Members of the general public who want to learn more about mental health

What We Want To Share

Mental Disorders, Treatments, Research

Our information on each of the most common mental disorders contains:

  • The American description of the disorder
  • The European description of the disorder
  • Treatment information
  • Research information
  • Additional information for scholars in our Addendum


Our online psychiatric diagnostic program can be used to diagnose:

  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Infancy, Childhood and Adolescence Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Substance Use Disorders

Humanistic Approach To Psychiatry

In Mental Health Adventures Robert Winram recalls his decades of working with Dr. Phil Long to develop innovative social activities and a mutual support network for Dr. Long's patients. The creative partnership between Robert (a mental health advocate) and Dr. Long (a psychiatrist) hopefully will stand as an example for others to follow.

Internet Links

There are numerous fascinating mental health sites on Internet. We link to the most popular mental health sites.

Funding For Internet Mental Health

Internet Mental Health is completely funded by Dr. Phillip Long and hasn't accepted a penny of corporate sponsorship.

Policy & License

No Corporate Sponsors

We've decided to have no corporate sponsors.

Linking to Our Site

We welcome other Internet web sites linking to our site.

Copying Our HTML Files

We would ask that other Internet sites not copy and use our HTML files on their sites. Instead, we ask that you provide a link to the pages on our site.

Reprinting Our Material on Paper

We grant permission to reprint our material on paper for one-time educational use. However, permission is not granted for reprinting our material for any commercial purpose.

User's Licence

Internet Mental Health makes no representations about the suitability of this product or about any content or information made accessible by the product, for any purpose. The product is provided 'as is' without express or implied warranties, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose or noninfringement. This product is provided gratuitously and, accordingly, Internet Mental Health shall not be liable under any theory or any damages suffered by you or any user of the product.

Internet Mental Health shall not be liable for (a) incidental, consequential, special or indirect damages of any sort, whether arising in tort, contract or otherwise, even if Internet Mental Health has been informed of the possibility of such damages, or (b) for any claim by any other party. This limitation of liability shall not apply to liability for death or personal injury to the extent applicable law prohibits such limitation. Furthermore, some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so this limitation and exclusion may not apply to you.


Phillip W. Long, M.D., FRCP(C), DPH (Psychiatrist)

After 35-years of practicing psychiatry in Vancouver Canada, Dr. Long has now retired. Dr. Long has received the Canadian Psychiatric Association's Special Recognition Award for the creation of this website. Since Dr. Long now is in retirement; time does not permit his responding to user's emails. This website is now published out of Dr. Long's home; hence for security reasons this address is not published.