National Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA)

National Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA)

National TSA has 2 full-time Information and Referral Coordinators with professional backgrounds in social work, psychology, education or related disciplines who answer email and telephone inquiries. We get requests for referrals to physicians or therapists (TSA maintains lists by state for Physicians and Allied Professionals as well as legal resources and various camps and schools). There are questions about Education-related issues (e.g. from teachers for pointers in the classroom, or from parents about teachers’ handling of symptoms in the classroom). Parents may be seeking options to better educate school personnel. Other requests for assistance are those seeking information about symptoms of TS and co-occurring disorders, treatment options, Social Security and Disability, ADA, and TS resources.  They may help with referral by email or telephone.  See the website for more information.

 

Alzheimer Research Forum Home

alzhiemers research foundationThe Alzheimer Research Forum Home is a one stop site for those who have to deal with the awful experience of alzheimers.  What can a person or a family do?  First step:  knowledge is indeed power.

This site definitely has a lot of knowledge  inside its’ boundaries.  There are lots of news, research and discussion about Alzheimer’s and ways to go about treating it [mostly be it at a professional/researcher stance] and dealing with the issues at hand.  Discuss possible issues with other members by becoming a member and leaving a comment.  Best of all, become a better informed Alzheimer’s caregiver or researcher.

Knowledge is indeed power, and to those who have Alzheimer’s–some of their memory has disappeared–let’s increase ours and fight this insidious disease.

 

 

Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (UCI MIND)

UCI MIND seeks to conduct research to enhance the quality of life for the elderly by identifying factors and life-style approaches that promote successful brain aging. Toward this end, the Institute facilitates and coordinates a number of activities, some of which are listed below:

  • Recruit subjects to maintain a research cohort of memory disorder patients, mild cognitively impaired patients, Down syndrome patients, and healthy elderly control subjects.
  • Follow patients longterm to evaluate their clinical and neuropsychological health.
  • Provide investigators with biological resources such as human brain tissue, serum, DNA and cerebrospinal fluid from well-characterized clinical subjects.
  • Cultivate community-based AD-related programs and transmit new information to community professionals and the general public.
  • Sponsor seminars and meetings to promote scholarship and information exchange.
  • Pursue resource development to stimulate research through individual and collaborative grants.
  • Train and educate the next generation of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the field of brain aging and neurodegeneration.
  • Develop and maintain common facilities.
  • Develop a base of community supporters to facilitate fundraising.
  • Support interdisciplinary, investigator-initiated research and recruit and train the next generation of investigators.

At Health Mental Health Medicine Cabinet

At Health Mental Health Medicine Cabinet has listed many of the different mental health medications. They discuss their uses, have links to the companies websites who make them, and also have articles, newsletters, resources and a self-help store.

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MediGuard

MediGuard is a free medication monitoring service designed specifically for patients – allowing them to take a more active role in their treatment through:

  1. MediGuard Safety Checks: Screening for drug-drug and drug-disease interactions.
  2. Sending you email alerts and updates as important safety information arises for your medications.
  3. Sharing feedback from other members on side effects and other important information.
  4. Providing you with a printable list of your medications.

Addictipedia

A resource for people who use drugs, people who are considering using drugs, and people who care about people who use drugs.  Includes over 70 user defined addictions.

Fenichel’s Current Topics In Psychology

There are many, many topics here to choose from.  They are listed from A-Z. This site provides useful general references for both professionals and the general public.  There are many good resources here, including information, support groups, and clinical treatment providers.

Current Psychiatry

Current Psychiatry was created for the busy psychiatrist. Each month we reach approximately 40,000 psychiatrists, residents, and advanced practice nurses with information that practicing clinicians can immediately apply to practice.

Published jointly by Quadrant HealthCom and the University of Cincinnati Department of Psychiatry, each issue features practical clinical reviews that present the latest evidence on diagnosing and treating psychiatric disorders in a concise, easy-to-read style. Working in concert with physician and staff editors who are well-versed in mental health issues, expert physicians offer their clinically tested insights on chronic and acute patient care.