Mental Health Resources
Physicians Desk Reference contains information about illnesses, medications, and treatments.
Merck & Co., Inc. has just placed online the home edition o The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy. The home edition is geared for the layperson but still containing the same "vital information about diseases, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment. Readers who want information on a particular disorder may want to check out the appendix devoted to Resources for Help and Information.
Facts For Families: The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) developed Facts for Families to provide concise and up-to-date information on issues that affect children, teenagers, and their families.
This is the site for ATTACH, an international coalition of parents and professionals, and offers a lot research and information about attachment disorders.
There are dozens of sites about bipolar disorder, but this is the most comprehensive and professional. Many of the others are not updated regularly, contain annoying popup ads or are personal stories. This site has on line communities, many links and is a great place to start.
The site for the Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation is a wonderful site with a learning center, scientific papers and research, news, a community center, videos and more.
The source for information about Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Contains curriculum, workshops, parent handbook and video, and many helpful links.
Intellihealth is an excellent source of medical information. . It contains information on medications, medical, dental and emotional disorders, and their treatments. It has columns on developmental stages, nutrition, and other topics of interest. It is easy to use and up to date.