PSYBlog: Understand Your Mind

This website is about scientific research into how the mind works. The studies have been published in reputable academic journals in many different areas of psychology.

This blog is written, designed and coded by Jeremy Dean who is currently a researcher at University College London, working towards a PhD, having previously completed an MSc in Research Methods in Psychology at the same institution. Before that he obtained a Graduate Diploma in Psychology.

A Guide to Psychology and Its’ Practice

An uncommon sense approach to some common questions and concerns about the practice of clinical psychology by Raymond Lloyd Richmond, Ph.D.

This site discusses many issues, from fear of flying, to what the DSM-IV codes mean, to self-help and stress management.

International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers

Our mission is to provide impartial and accurate travel health advice and to coordinate an international network of qualified medical practitioners to assist travellers in need of emergency medical care during their trip.

Our goal is to prevent the spread of infectious diseases by travelers. To advance global health objectives, we want to award more scholarships and grants to healthcare practitioners from developing countries to study, research, and train in the field of travel medicine and health.

Our vision is to live in a world where peace and understanding can be attained through international travel. The friendships gained while travelling often bring about a sense of solidarity and evoke a spirit of cooperation. Our motto Ut Unum Sint - ‘Let All Be One’ in Latin – expresses the dream of working together for the common good.

National Coalition for Homeless Veterans

If you are a homeless veteran or a veteran at risk of becoming homeless, these pages provide information that you can use to seek help. They include addresses, phone numbers, and websites to find out about services, programs, and other help that is available. Keep in mind that these pages do not include all services offered. What is available in one area may be different from what is available in another, so be sure to check with local agencies to learn about services in your area.

Click on the links below to read about first steps you should take, information about resources available to address specific needs, how to replace personal records, information about seeking VA benefits, and a printable summary of phone numbers and websites that you can keep with you. Begin by reading “Getting Started.”

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National Eating Disorders Association

The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is the largest not-for-profit organization in the United States working to prevent eating disorders and provide treatment referrals to those suffering from anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder and those concerned with body image and weight issues.

At the NEDA Web site:

  • find general information about eating disorders and body image concerns;
  • obtain referrals to treatment centers, doctors, therapists, support groups;
  • purchase educational curriculum, promotional items, videos, books; and
  • learn ways to help by volunteering, interning, and/or advocating.

The National Tourette Syndrome Association

Founded in 1972 in Bayside New York, the national Tourette Syndrome Association is the only national voluntary non-profit membership organization in this field.  Our mission is to identify the cause of, find the cure for and control the effects of Tourette Syndrome.  We offer resources and referrals to help people and their families cope with the problems that occur with TS.  We raise public awareness and counter media stereotypes about TS.  Our membership includes individuals, families, relatives, and medical and allied professionals working in the field.

The Panic Center

A site dedicated to self-help and promoting communication between people with anxiety and their family doctor, includes information about panic and agoraphobia, a screening test for anxiety disorders and depression, an interactive self-guided 12-week cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) program for panic disorder and agoraphobia, as well as a moderated support group. A clean, well-designed site with a lot of straight-forward information that makes it easy for people to talk to their doctors about their concerns. The screening test even allows you to print out a note to hand to your doctor to help start the discussion.

TherapySafetyNet – New York

TherapySafetyNet is a network of mental health professionals in New York who devote a portion of their time to working at a reduced fee for eligible clients, particularly those without employer-sponsored health insurance or those who do not qualify for publicly-funded programs such as Medicaid. The website acts as a portal for clients seeking services (through the therapist directory), a place for professionals to join the network and also a place where businesses can obtain professional consultation. TherapySafetyNet was set up by Dr Geoffrey Steinberg, a psychologist in private practice in Manhattan.