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A Beginner's Guide to Abnormal Psychology
Site provides concise summaries of anxiety, mood, personality, sexual, delusional, substance use, somatoform, and dissociative disorders.
Behavior Online
Conversations with and discussions about notable psychotherapists.
Biofeedback Webzine
This Web magazine presents information about biofeedback, including current research, clinical applications, and techniques for treating stress disorders.
Canadian Traumatic Stress Network
Provides information and links to resources in managing excessive stress.
Civilization and Insanity
This article discusses how people believed that mental illness increased in frequency based on how primitive an ethnic group's brain was and by how civilized they were.
One of several emerging on-line self-help services.
Drugs, Brains, and Behavior
This online book discusses topics that include the behavior and chemistry of the brain, psychopharmacological concepts, fear and anxiety, pain, depression, schizophrenia, arousal, tolerance, drug abuse, and habitual behaviors.
Existential Theory of Carl Rogers
This article discusses Carl Rogers' client centered therapy focusing on its three key points of congruence, unconditional positive regard, and empathic understanding.
Health Psychology Library
Site provides links to a number of web sites concerning health psychology.
History of Chlorpromazine
Site briefly describes the discovery of this antipsychotic drug and how it came to be an accepted form of treatment for mental disorders.
International Kraepelin Society
Site provides a biography of Emil Kraepelin and a number of related links.
Internet Mental Health
A magazine/encyclopedia of mental health information.
Nonverbal Learning Disorders on the Web
Site provides information and resources about nonverbal learning disorders.
Psychometric Assessment
This site provides a brief description of ability, aptitude, and personality testing. It also discusses how tests are constructed.
SALMON Study and Learning Materials On-Line for Physiological Psychology
Site provides information about neurotransmission, depression, hormones and stress, sexual behaviour, sex differentiation, ethology, aggression, learned helplessness, drug tolerance, and drug addiction.
Shrink Tank Web Site
Has lots of downloadable software for clinical applications, testing, etc.
Stanton Peele Addiction Web Site
Contains the writings of Stanton Peele on various aspects of addiction.
The Caregiver's Handbook
This handbook discusses caring for elders, provides ideas that caregivers can use to look after themselves, and discusses the emotional and intellectual well-being of the elderly.


Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA)
Provides information relevant to minimizing the harm that may result from the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
Dual Diagnosis Website
Site is concerned with psychological disorders accompanied by substance abuse disorders.
Quit Smoking Support
Excellent quitting smoking support and advice to help you to quit smoking.


Adlerian Society of Wales
Presents information about Adler and Adlerian counselling.
Beginning Therapy With Clients: A Primer
A number of suggestions for counselors who are meeting a client for the first interview are provided in this article.
This article describes bibliotherapy, discusses whether it is effective, and summarizes how and by whom it should be used.
Bowen Center for the Study of the Family
The home page for the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family includes descriptions and illustrations of the major tenets of Bowen family systems theory.
Campus Blues
Site provides a collection of articles discussing issues that college students frequently face. Some issues discussed are academic problems, social adjustment problems, loneliness, and abuse.
Career Development for Meaningful Life Work
This article discusses the work-meaning connection, job satisfaction, career happiness, and developments in career development theory.
National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)
This is the homepage of the National Board of Certified Counselors. It offers information about their organization and the services they provide.
Research Methods Knowledge Base
This comprehensive web-based textbook discusses sampling, measurement, research design, data analysis, validity, reliability, and ethics, as well has how to develop a research question and write a research paper.
Women for Sobriety, Inc.
Women for Sobriety was created in response to the finding that male alcoholics were more likely to recover than female alcoholics. Therefore, Women for Sobriety is specifically focused on helping women recover from alcoholism. This site provides information about the organization and a collection of articles discussing women and alcoholism.

Eating Disorders

Anorexia and Bulimia
This article discusses the symptoms, consequences, causes, and treatment for anorexia and bulimia.
Eating Disorder Site
Information about the diagnosis and treatment of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.
Eating Disorders
Site provides news, articles, stories, and information about eating disorders. Also includes articles concerning how males are affected by eating disorders.

Mood Disorders

All About Depression
Site provides information about depression, its causes, diagnosis, treatment, medication, special topics, and resources.
American Association of Suicidology
Site provides information and resources about suicide.
Biological Theories of Manic-Depression
Article discusses the genetic and bio-chemical theories concerning the causes of manic-depression.
Depression in the Workplace
This article describes what depression is, how it affects work, how unsatisfactory work conditions cause depression, and what can be done to correct the problem.
Pendulum Resources: Bipolar Disorders Portal
Site provides information about bipolar disorder and major depression such as diagnostic criteria, treatments, and links to other related articles and websites.
Treatment of Major Depression in the Elderly
This article discusses the prevalence, characteristics, and psychosocial context of depression as well as some pharmacological treatments.

Panic and Anxiety Disorders

Clinical Geriatrics: Anxiety Disorders
Article provides a discussion of some common anxiety disorders in the context of how they affect the elderly. Comorbidity and management techniques are presented as well.
Social Anxiety Disorder
Site provides information about the symptoms, causes and treatment of social anxiety disorder.

Personality Disorders

Antisocial Personality Disorder
Site provides information about antisocial personality disorder including how to diagnose it and treat the disorder.
Borderline Personality Disorder Central
Site provides a description of the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors of people who have Borderline Personality Disorder.


Etiology of Schizophrenia
Site lets you manipulate the variables of this experiment to test the etiology of schizophrenia.
Eugen Bleuler
Site provides a brief biography of Eugen Bleuler. He was the first to use the term "schizophrenia."
Schizoaffective Disorder
Site provides information about the Schizoaffective Disorder including a description, the treatment, and research about the disorder.
Site provides a vast amount of information regarding schizophrenia. It includes information about the causes of schizophrenia, its symptoms, how it can be treated, resources for coping, and personal accounts of the illness.
Article provides a concise summary of the types, symptoms, and classes of schizophrenia.
Stories of Recovery and Personal Experiences
Site provides a number of personal stories concerning how people recovered from mood disorders and schizophrenia.
The Experience of Schizophrenia
Site provides Ian Chovil's first hand experience of what life is like when you have schizophrenia. Charts, links, and information about schizophrenia can also be found on this website.

Somatoform and Dissociative Disorders

The Problem of Somatization
Article discusses how the conditions of our society might foster somatization to occur.
The Spectrum of Dissociative Disorders
Site provides "an overview of the diagnosis and treatment" of dissociative disorders.

Stress and Adjustment Disorders

A Guide to Grief
Site provides a summary of the grieving process and it focusses on the emotions that people typically feel while grieving.
Child Trauma Academy
Site provides a number of articles concerning many issues related to child abuse.
Trauma Info Pages
Information about the management of traumatic stress.


Applied and Interactive Theater Guide
Contains information and links concerning drama therapy.
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
Includes information about journals, special interest groups, and ABCT membership.
Carl Rogers
Article provides an overview of Rogers' theories such as incongruity, defenses, fully-functioning people, and client-centered therapy.
CounselorLink Home Page
Main purpose is to educate the general public about counselling, psychotherapy, and mediation; has links to other counselling sites.
Talk to Eliza and get a demonstration of artificial intelligence and nondirective psychotherapy.
Family Therapy
Article discusses family therapy, marriage, divorce, anger, domestic violence, child abuse, communication, and death and dying.
Gestalt Therapy Theory: An Overview
Site provides information about Gestalt therapy including its philosophical roots, its view of human nature, the basic principles of Gestalt therapy, and the methods of therapy.
Music Therapy: The Power of Music
Examines the power of using popular music in therapy. Also provides links to web-based and print-based resources pertaining to music therapy and related mental health topics.
Personal Counseling in Secondary School Education
Article discusses how to counsel adolescents.
Philosophy of Psychiatry Bibliography
Extensive book list on psychotherapeutic topics is linked to, an online bookstore, to facilitate access to the recommendations.
Psychological Self-Help
Online book describes the nature and practical use of self-help methods to induce changes in behaviour.
Site provides information about many aspects of psychotherapy including what goes on in a psychotherapy session, what the different types of psychotherapy are, a brief description of personality, and when its time to stop going to psychotherapy.
Self Psychology Page
Site provides links, papers, and reprints about contemporary psychoanalysis.
Systematic Desensitization
Site provides a guide to self-administer systematic desensitization.
The Gestalt Therapy Page
Links to a variety of resources in Gestalt therapy; jointly sponsored by the Gestalt Journal and the International Gestalt Therapy Association.

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