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Resources

Below you will find sections on:

     "General Resources" (links to articles,videos, support groups, and other
     materials on many different mental and behavioral disorders)

     "Specific Topics" ( psychological testing, stress managment, psychotherapy,
     ADHD/ADD, Learning Disorders, Asperger's Disorder)

     "Screening Tests" (screening tests for ADHD, depression, anxiety, autism,
     Asperger's Disorder,etc.)

      GENERAL RESOURCES

1. Mental Health.net provides excellent articles on a variety of problems experienced by children and by adults. It also has links to videos, news about particular disorders, reviews of books about the disorders, and links to other resources. The “Table of Contents” is on the right hand side of the home page. Once you are on any particular topic, either use the expanded Table of Contents at the right of the page to skip to a different section, or click on “Next” at the bottom of each page to read the article completely.

  Childhood disorders are at http://www.mentalhelp.net/poc/center_index.php?id=37&cn=37

    Topics include (among others):

  • Mental Retardation
  • Motor Skills Disorder
  • Learning Disorders (Reading, Math, Writing)
  • ADHD (ADD)
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorders, including autism, Asperger’s Disorder)
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder

  Adult disorders and other topics of interest are
    at 
http://www.mentalhelp.net/poc/view_index.php?idx=topics   

    Topics include (among others):  

  • Addictions
  • ADHD
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Sexuality and Sexual Dysfunction
  • Autism
  • Stress Management
  • Anger Management
  • Parenting
  • Family and Relationship Issues
  • Internet Addiction
  • Pain Management

2. The University of Connecticut Health Center Library's consumer health information program (http://library.uchc.edu/departm/hnet/mentresource.html) also contains a wealth of resources to help health consumers gather specific information on mental health diagnoses as well as general information on maintaining mental health. The Guide includes Internet websites as well as books and pamphlets, many of which are available at public libraries.

                           RESOURCES ON SPECIFIC TOPICS

 1. Psychological testing

 2. Stress management

              http://www.k-state.edu/counseling/student/biofedbk/bfsample.html  

              http://www.allaboutdepression.com/relax/

  

3. Psychotherapy

 

 4. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Attention Deficit Disorder”

Note: “ADHD” (Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder ) and “ADD” (Attention Deficit Disorder) are two different names for the same disorder. Don’t get fooled by the word “hyperactivity.” Whichever you call it, it comes in two main varieties – a type in which the main problem is inattentive symptoms and a type in which hyperactive and impulsive symptoms are also present).  

A well written and comprehensive set of articles on ADHD in children and adults can be found at
http://www.mentalhelp.net/poc/view_doc.php?type=doc&id=12661&cn=3 .( This is part of the MentalHealth.net website; see above). The major topics covered are: 

    Basic Information
  Childhood ADHD Overview
  Causes and nature of ADHD in CHildren
  ADHD Assessment and Diangnosis in Children
  Childhood Treatment of ADHD
  Living with AdhHD in Children 
  ADHD in Adults
  Resources, Reading Lists, References

The National Resource Center on ADHD (http://www.help4adhd.org/) is a clearinghouse for science-based information about all aspects of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder)
(
http://www.chadd.org/ ) is the nation's leading non-profit organization serving individuals with AD/HD and their families. Local CHADD chapters offer support for individuals, parents, teachers, professionals, and others.

ADDA (Attention Deficit Disorder Association) (
http://www.add.org/site/PageServer ) is an organization addressing the problems of adults with ADHD. It provides information, resources and networking  opportunities to help adults with Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) lead better lives.


5. Learning Disabilities

    Two sources of information about learning disabilities and links to further resources are:
 
 

    MentalHealth.net
(http://www.mentalhelp.net/poc/view_doc.php?type=doc&id=14497&cn=37)  

    The National Center for Learning Disabilities (
http://www.ncld.org/)


6. Aspergers’ Disorder

    http://www.ncpamd.com/aspergers.htm , a site prepared by Carol E. Watkins, M.D., 
    has general information about Asperger’s.

       http://www.aspergersyndrome.org/Home.aspx, the site of Online Asperger Syndrome
    Information and Support (OASIS) and MAAP Services for Autism and Asperger 
    Syndrome. This is a single resource for families, individuals,and medical professionals
    who deal with the challenges of Asperger Syndrome, Autism, and Pervasive
    Developmental Disorder - Not Otherwise Specified (PDD/NOS).

    The Asperger’s Association of New England (
http://www.aane.org/) fosters awareness
    respect, acceptance, and support for individuals with Aspergers’ Disorder and related
    conditions and for their families. It includes links to other resources.


                                SCREENING TESTS

The following are links to a variety of screening tests. Please note: A high score on a screening test does not provide a diagnosis and should not be used as the basis for treatment.  Symptoms and behaviors often can have multiple explanations. Diagnosis requires taking into account the individual’s history, individual circumstances, and other issues about their behavior. If you (or your child) score high on one of these tests, it is a signal to consult your physician or a qualified mental health practitioner (psychologist, psychiatrist, social worker). Equally, if you (or your child) score low on a test, but you still have concerns, you should consult a qualified mental health practitioner (psychologist, psychiatrist, social worker).

                                                             Online Tests

  Adult ADHD                         

   http://www.mentalhelp.net/poc/view_doc.php?type=doc&id=974&cn=3     
     http://www.addcoach4u.com/documents/adultadhdscreenertest1.pdf

 Childhood ADHD 
     
     http://www.mlpmft.com/Assessments/child%20ADHD%20SAT.html

 Adult depression 

   http://www.mentalhelp.net/poc/view_doc.php?type=doc&id=973&cn=5  

               http://allpsych.com/tests/diagnostic/depression.html

 Adult anxiety   

   
http://psychcentral.com/quizzes/anxiety.html
   
   http://allpsych.com/tests/diagnostic/anxiety.html  

Childhood depression and anxiety

               http://www.brightfutures.org/mentalhealth/pdf/professionals/bridges/ces_dc.pdf  

Childhood Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome 

     http://www.autismresearchcentre.com/tests/cast_test.asp 

    http://www.aspergersyndrome.org/Articles/The-Australian-Scale-for-Asperger-s- Syndrome.aspx

C
hildren’s non-verbal learning disabilities scale

   http://www.nldline.com/michael_goldstein.htm   

    

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