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Dr. Park at YourMD.Com
This is my practice information site hosted by Medem, the premier physician practice communications network which focuses on secure, HIPAA-compliant communications regarding patients. Currently under construction, it will contain mostly practice-related news.
Laura Paxton: BPD Recovery
Since 2001, Laura has worked as a mental health clinician and also provided private personal coaching for those suffering from BPD and also family members. She has received commendation for her talks and workshops at such places as Rutgers University in Newark, NJ and for Sharp Hospital in San Diego, CA. She is the author of Borderline and Beyond, a self-help recovery program.
Classics in the History of Psychology
An effort to make the full texts of a large number of historically significant public domain documents from the scholarly literature of psychology and allied disciplines available on the World Wide Web. There are now over 25 books and about 200 articles and chapters on-line. The site also contains links to over 200 relevant works posted at other sites.
Maryland Foundation for Psychiatry, Inc.
A non-profit organization dedicated to increasing public awareness about psychiatric illness and treatment. Its main goal is to act as a bridge between psychiatric medicine and the general public, bringing down-to-earth information to anyone who needs it.

Maryland Psychiatric Society, Inc.
The Maryland Psychiatric Society's aim is to establish and maintain an environment in Maryland which supplies excellent, comprehensive mental health resources for all its citizens. It's objectives include improving the evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation, and care of persons treated by psychiatrists, and encouraging research and prevention for psychiatric disabilities.

Johns Hopkins University - Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins has occupied a distinguished place in the history of psychiatry since the opening of the Henry Phipps Psychiatric Clinic in 1913.

"The Economic Costs of Mental Illness & Benefits of Treatment"
Shelley Geballe, JD, MPH, Co-Director Connecticut Voices for Children
This Adobe Acrobat PDF file is a short memorandum highlighting some of the recent research on the economic costs of mental illness and cost-effectiveness of treatment.

Family Violence Prevention Fund
The FVPF is a national non-profit organization committed to mobilizing concerned individuals, allied professionals, women's rights, civil rights, and other social justice organizations, and children's groups to join the campaign through public education/prevention campaigns, public policy reform, model training, advocacy programs, and organizing.

International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders (ISSPD)
The ISSPD stimulates and supports scholarship, clinical experience, international collaboration and communication of research on all aspects of personality disorders including both diagnosis, course and treatment.

MedlinePlus Health Information
MEDLINEplus has extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 500 diseases and conditions. There are also lists of hospitals and physicians, a medical encyclopedia and dictionaries, health information in Spanish, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information from the media, and links to thousands of clinical trials.

Baltimore County Public Library Health InfoCenter
A list of resources local to Baltimore, MD is the main feature here. National and International resources are also listed.

BPD Central
This list of resources for people who care about someone with borderline personality disorder (BPD) is one of the oldest and largest sites about BPD on the web.

Borderline Personality Disorder Resource Center
The Borderline Personality Disorder Resource Center (BPDRC) at New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical College has been set up specifically to help those impacted by the disorder find the most current and accurate information on the nature of BPD, and on sources of available treatment.

Mental Health Today
Sixty-nine bulletin boards, chat rooms, and a newsletter are just a few of the features of this site dedicated to information and emotional support for those diagnosed with BPD and their families.

Treatment and Research Advancements:
National Association for Personality Disorders (TARA APD)

TARA APD is the only national not-for-profit education and advocacy organization providing information on BPD to families, consumers, and providers. TARA APD refers people nationwide to clinicians and treatment programs that use empirically based treatment modalities. It acts as advocate for BPD with legislators and mental health agencies and publishes the annual BPD issue of The Journal of the California Alliance of the Mentally Ill.

National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder (NEA-BPD)
The NEA-BPD is an organization dedicated to empowering those with BPD and their families by providing them with current scientific information through their yearly conference and a web site, collaborate on family research, and to establish regional centers that offer family mentoring services.

American Medical Association Foundation's National Health Literacy Program
The philanthropic arm of the American Medical Association (AMA), the AMA Foundation is a leader in improving the health of our communities and strengthening the patient-physician relationship.

Mental Health Literacy
A cross-sectional survey performed in 1995 to assess the public's recognition of mental disorders and their beliefs about the effectiveness of various treatments. Structured interviews of 2031 individuals aged 18-74 years used vignettes of a person with either depression or schizophrenia gauged how well they recognized mental disorder.

Medem, A Medical Information and Communications Network
Medem is the premier physician practice communications network, focusing on secure, HIPAA-compliant physician-patient communication, that provides over 80,000 US physicians with the ability to improve patient care and communication, increase practice revenue and reduce practice liability.

The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy, Home Edition
This all-new publication is based on The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy, commonly referred to as The Merck Manual, the textbook of medicine most widely used by health care professionals in the U.S. and worldwide. The Home Edition transforms the language of the professionals' version into commonly used English while retaining the vital information about diseases, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment.

Data Shows Strong Link Between Depression, Mortality
Article from Psychiatric News, October 18, 2002
Volume 37, Number 20 which explores the link between depression and mortality, especially among older Americans.

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)
NAMI is a nonprofit, grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organization of consumers, families, and friends of people with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and anxiety disorders.

Super Searchers on Health and Medicine
A list of nearly 200 online databases, agencies, organizations, and more touted as the secrets of top health and medical researchers by Susan M. Detwiler, author of the book Super Searchers on Health and Medicine.

Physician's National Resource Directory for Older Americans
PDF format Annual listing of organizations and associations as well as an overview of Medicare and a long term care primer from the journal Clinical Geriatrics: A Clinical Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Note that this directory is provided in Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF). The PDF reader is free from Adobe.

Anxiety Disorders of America
The Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA) is the only national, non-profit membership organization dedicated to informing the public, healthcare professionals and legislators that anxiety disorders are real, serious and treatable. The ADAA promotes the early diagnosis, treatment and cure of anxiety disorders, and is committed to improving the lives of the people who suffer from them.

Go Ask Alice
Go Ask Alice! is the health question and answer Internet service produced by Alice!, Columbia University’s Health Education Program—a division of Columbia University Health and Related Services. The mission of Go Ask Alice! is to increase access to, and use of, health information by providing factual, in-depth, straight-forward, and nonjudgmental information to assist readers' decision-making about their physical, sexual, emotional, and spiritual health.

Student Counseling Virtual Pamphlet Collection
Student counseling centers often educate through informational pamphlets on various topics. The commercially-available options are limited, however, particularly in the specialized topics relevant to students. A counseling center can produce its own pamphlets, but that is a costly undertaking. An innovative alternative is the sharing of virtual pamphlets on the World-Wide Web, which is what this site aims to do.

National Mental Health Association
The National Mental Health Association (NMHA) is the country's oldest and largest nonprofit organization addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illness. With more than 340 affiliates nationwide. NMHA works to improve the mental health of all Americans, especially the 54 million individuals with mental disorders, through advocacy, education, research and service.

National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information
The National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information was established by the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act of 1974 as part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Its mission is to provide timely and well-balanced information on promising practices, effective programs, research, legislation, and statistics that will assist States, organizations, and concerned citizens in making informed decisions about the safety, permanency, and well-being of children.

Education for Health and Wellness
Johns Hopkins' Office of Education for Health and Wellness maintains this site which contains links and information on many health and wellness issues, ranging from drug use to time and stress management and more.

Screening for Mental Health, Inc.
This nonprofit organization, formerly the National Mental Illness Screening Project, was developed to coordinate nationwide mental health screening programs and to ensure cooperation, professionalism, and accountability in mental illness screenings.

Medical Humanities: Resources at NYU School of Medicine
A list of resrouces maintained by New York University related to the medical humanities, medical history and more.

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