A Few Links
The entertainment I find on the Web.
--Actually, nowadays, I use the Web more for socialization than amusement.
I might find something later, though. I spend most of my time on Livejournal.
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PTSD, Panic and Depression Links
NB: I have not vetted these links yet. Some of them may be broken. I'm running
on a deadline, so forgive my carelessness; I'll go through and clean up and
add more links in the near future.
This is the list of bookmarks that I gathered while searching the Web looking
for information on my illness. A lot of these include links to other pages --
a few of the links are duplicated here, but most of them are not. Good luck
with your research!
- Mental and Emotional Health. Symptoms and information on Panic and Anxiety Disorders.
- Body-Mind QueenDom, the home page for the previous page, is a really great site. Lots of advice, symptom lists, and tests for personality, IQ, and things like that. Have fun with the tests, but remember to take them with a grain of salt...
- Post Traumatic Stress Resources Web Page. "The purpose of the Post Traumatic Stress Web Resources Page is to list and maintain information and links to professional information on the Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome from whatever cause." Lots of scientific papers.
- National Center for PTSD. This center provides research and education on PTSD. They also have a large database available to the public.
- Gift From Within. A charity dedicated to supporting people with PTSD. Some really nice links.
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Bibliography. Lots of references for PTSD caused by many different things.
- the Anxiety Panic internet resource (tAPir). Some resources for individuals who have panic disorders.
- Panic No More. Cherri has personal experience with panic attacks. She has good definitions and some very good links, including one for self-help with panic attacks.
- Andrew's Depression Page. Andrew grew up with Depression, and he has done extensive research on the topic. Check out his resource list. He's one of the reasons this list isn't comprehensive.
- Wing of Madness: A Depression Guide. This web page discusses clinical depression. She has information on various resources, too.
- SA/VE - Suicide Awareness / Voices of Education - Home Page. Suicide is a real and frightening possibility when an individual is depressed. In fact, depression is the #1 cause of suicide. Please be aware of the signs of a suicidal state of mind -- you could save your own life or the life of someone you love! This web site has an FAQ, a list of symptoms, what to do if you or someone you love is suicidal, and lots of other terrific information.
- Q&A About Depression. This document on the SA/VE site written by Dr. Joseph Talley explains the diagnosis of Major Depression in easy to understand terms. I highly recommend this document if you or someone you know has been diagnosed with Major Depression.
- MADNESS. The MADNESS mailing list. This is a mailing list providing support and information to people with mood disorders.
Miscellaneous References and Resources
- Health Organizations - Keyword Page. This is a list of medical terms. Very useful when handed a bunch of medicalese.
- Medications. This page contains drug monographs -- comprehensive information on many psychiatric drugs. This looks more like the package insert than the PDR entry. Everything you want to know about your meds.
- Dr. GROHOL's Mental Health Page - Psychology Web Pointer. Dr. Grohol has extensively researched documents on the Web on all facets of psychology, and he has provided pointers to the ones he finds accurate and useful.
- The Invisible Disabilities Page. Invisible Disabilities are just what they sound like. There are a lot of different problems under this heading -- and Dave Moisan has links for a lot of them.
- Internet Mental Health. Parent page to the previous link. Lots of online diagnoses and information on healing, with the usual disclaimer; if the test shows a possible diagnosis, or if you are feeling badly, please get professional help! If you don't trust drugs, see a psychologist or other talk therapist.
- National Mental Health Association. No further comment needed...
- Research and Training Center. Based in Portland, Oregon, this site has information on children with mental and emotional disorders, and information on family participation for those children.
- American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Homepage. Another very good site with information on children and their illnesses.
- Shuteye Online from Searle. Some help and information for sleep troubles -- I have nasty insomnia.