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~ about anxiety & depression~



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All About Depression
An intensive site with a lot of different information and resources; All About Depression offers info on finding treatment, a free online newsletter, a discussion board, links to off-site resources, news and research, interesting articles both new and archived, online assessments and workshops.

Other site features include: Am I Depressed?, Symptoms, Types, Take a Depression Test, Causes, FAQs, Medication, Drug Side-Effects, Coping Skills, Grief & Loss, Suicide & Self-Injury, Support Groups, Forums, Live Chat & more.
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Answers to Depression
Created by Dr. Celia Antonini, a clinical psychologist with an extensive and long-standing background working with Depression. Answers to Depression is an award-winning, inclusive little site. There's information about the causes of Depression, about the diagnosis itself, an e book (How to Feel Better), a FAQ and a self test.
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BluePages Depression Information This Australian site was created by the Australian National University's Centre for Mental Health Research. Points of interest include online Cognitive Behavior Therapy, a quiz in Anxiety, a virtual support group, tips on prevention, and a section about what it actually feels like to have Depression.
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Coping With Depression: A Free Online Course
Suite101.com is one of the most eclectic and user-friendliest sites on the Web, period. It's like a gigantic virtual bee-hive absolutely crammed with information, articles and discussion groups about everything from the most obvious of subjects to the most far-flung. This particular link takes you to a free 8 unit comprehensive online course for understanding the diagnosis and treatment of depression. Ground covered includes stigma attached to the diagnosis socially, the biological, environmental, and genetic nature of depression and so much more. Just such a unique idea and so well-done, intelligent and accessibly presented.

Lesson 1: Different Types of Depression
Lesson 2: Are You Depressed?
Lesson 3: Antidepressants
Lesson 4: Alternative Therapies
Lesson 5: Coping with Depression
Lesson 6: Suicide Prevention
Lesson 7: Depression and Other Illnesses
Lesson 8: The Science of Depression

And while there, also check out:
Suite101.com: Depression
A weekly series of articles on depressive disorder - diagnosis, treatment, special issues, essays, and personal stories - plus discussion boards, book reviews, a newsletter archive, online newsletter sign-up.
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@Health Newsletter: Depression
Diagnosis and treatment of depression are explored, along with some not-so-typical Depression-related issues:
:: Nat'l Depression Screening Day
:: Guidelines for Treatment
:: Bipolar Disorder
:: Depression in Women
:: Depression & Sexuality
:: Assessing Suicide Risk
:: Children & Teens
:: Depression & Diabetes
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La Depresion (en Español)
La depresión es una enfermedad grave. Hay tres tipos de la enfermedad depresiva: el desorden depresivo mayor, la distimia y El desorden Bipolar.
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Symptoms of Depression
From SAD, PMDD, anxiety and mood disorders, to chronic and postpartum depression, learn about the symptoms of depression in women, men, teens and children.
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eMedicine Health: Depression
eMedicineHealth offers this overview of Depression and its causes, symptoms and treatment. Info includes:

Depression Causes
Symptoms
When to Seek Medical Care
Depression Treatment
Self-Care at Home
Medications
Follow-up
Prevention
Outlook
Support Groups & Counseling
Web Links
and more.

Also check out:
eMedicine Resource
eMed's educational resource on Depression and Depressive disorders. Includes links to full text articles.
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Merck: Depression
Not only is this beautifully written, particularly for a professional reference piece describing a medical condition. It's also concise, thorough and informative without overwhelming the reader with jargon. Part of Merck's Online Manual.
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InteliHealth: Depression
Health information reviewed by Harvard Medical School. Includes a depression self-assessment, treatment options, intervention, information on high-risk groups, and an Ask The Expert section.
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Focus on Depression
Information on treatment, antidepressant medications, and support groups.
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HelpHorizons.com: Coping with Depression
Articles, columns, and other resources about Coping with Depression.
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Mayo Clinic: Depression
Includes symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, self-care, coping skills, alternative medicine, and a self-assessment test.
Signs and symptoms
Causes
Risk factors
When to seek medical advice
Screening and diagnosis
Complications
Treatment
Self-care
Coping skills
Alternative medicine
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APA Topics: Anxiety
The American Psychological Association (APA) presents this information about axiety and panic disorders. Lots of articles and part of a great online reference for all kinds of info on mental wellness.
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Surviving a Panic Attack
Practical strategies to regain control over anticipatory anxiety. Written by Patricia Blecich of Help Horizons
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Panic/Anxiety Disorders
A page crammed with resources, info, blogs, a discussion forum, articles and practical advice on just about every aspect of Panic, Anxiety, Agoraphobia, Phobias, Trauma. Particularly noteworthy are all the interesting ideas about very simple, easy to learn and use relaxation techniques:
How to Meditate
Visualization
How to Breathe with Your Diaphragm
How to Relax at Your Desk
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Tools for Overcoming Anxiety
From Holistic Health, a page showcasing an Alternative approach to managing Anxiety.
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Social Anxiety Disorder -A Treatment Overview
WebMD's A to Z Guides are a reliable and easy-to-read resource for almost any health related concern a consumer might have. This entry on Social Anxiety Disorder is taken from the Disease & Conditions section of the Guide. The focus here is on different approaches to treatment, although there are links to tell you more about this and other Anxiety Disorders.

Anxiety Disorder Treatment
Breif descriptions of Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, Relaxation Techniques, Medication, Choosing a Therapist and a cool little checklist of questions to use in the search for a therapist.

This page is part of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America's website. The ADAA is the only national, non-profit organization solely dedicated to informing the public, healthcare professionals and legislators that anxiety disorders are real, serious and treatable.
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Your Stress Relief Directory
Simple, Straight-forward site offering Information about managing and aleviating Stress and Anxiety.

Covers:
Meditation Symptom of Stress
Stress Test Stress Management
Relaxation Stress Reliever
Anxiety Stress Symptom
and more.
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Understanding Anxiety Disorders: Part 1
&
Understanding Anxiety Disorders: Part 2
By Help Horizon's Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D.

~peer support~

Depression Chat
Support4Hope
Wing of Madness Message Boards
Depression Chat Room and Message Board Depression Community
Depression Forums
UK Depression
Trapped Minds: Mood Disorder & Depression Support Forum
The Depressed
Building Foundations
The Blue Room
Darkside - Refuge for the Children of the Night
Mixed Nuts Depression Community
Voy Forums
The Imagination Station Health & Medical Awareness Forum
Castle Of Peace
The Circle
Beating the Beast Depression Forum
Forum at depression.about.com
Blue Fallen Angels
HealthyPlace.com Depression Community
DepressioNet
Anxiety Panic Internet Resource
Anxiety and Phobia Peer Support Network
Anxiety - Panic Community
The Anxiety Community
Hatch Creek Christian Anxiety & Panic Support
Victim Of Anxiety Message Board
Panic Support 4 U
Victims Of Anxiety
Anxiety Action
Sue's Anxiety Support
AGAPE
Calmest Place
Anxiety/Panic Support Group
Anxiety Panic Support
Araneum Nostrum
Alt.Support.Anxiety-Panic.Moderated
Anxiety, Depression and Panic Discussion Board and Chat Room
Anxiety Neighborhood
Anxiety Panic Haven
The Panic Anxiety Disorder Association (South Australia)
The Panic Center
Panic No More

~personal sites~


Depression-helper
Sadness
Emotional First Aid
Andrew's Depression Page
Brain Drain: Depression in Men
Melancholia
The Clinical Depression Page
An Introduction to Depression
Neurotransmissions
Season of Peace
Panic No More
Phobics Awareness
Trust
Alt.Support.Anxiety-Panic.Moderated
The Meaning of Depression

~resources~

Depression-Net
A source of information on depression, treatments and medicines. Includes patient and information from medical professionals.
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DRADA
Depression and Related Affective Disorders Association. Includes book reviews, support groups, and personal stories.
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Depression Central
Crated by Dr Ivan Goldberg, a collection of links and information concerning various forms of depressive disorders.
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Yahoo! Health: Depression Health Center
Information on depression and depressive illnesses - symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, resources, personal stories, news, drugs & medications.
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Healing Depression
Offers resources, studies, information about medications, and tools.
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Depression Resource Center
Medical news, information, articles, links, message boards, and books.
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WebMD: Depression
Articles, links, and resources for sufferers of depression.
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Twilight Bridge - Depression Resource Center
Resources on depression including webcasts by prominent psychiatrists, articles, forums, online screening, support through online forum and links.
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RealAge Depression Center Information, risk factors, and treatment plans for all types of depression symptoms, free depression test and personalized recommendations.
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Information and Screening
Offers confidential depression screening test online. Provides information on symptoms, treatments and how to find help.
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Depression Center at U of Michigan
Free screening, women depression guide, articles, and research.
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Understanding Depression
Learn to understand depression and the role that thinking and attitude can play in it. Includes an online depression test, depression symptoms and cognitive therapy information.
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Online Depression Screening Test
Answer a few simple questions to determine if you are experiencing depressive symptoms. Provides a referral list and information on depression.
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Self Assessment Quiz
Depression symptoms and treatments. Take a quiz to assess risk for depression.
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Psych Central: Depression Information & Treatment
Information, interactive quiz, support forum, and a directory of recommended resources.
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Wing of Madness
A consumer's guide to depression, with articles, links, and a message board and a newsletter:Wing of Madness Depression News highlighting current news on various forms of depression and their treatment.
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Depression News:Topix.net
Not your typical online mental health newszine. There's what's expected (news on depression collected from diverse sources on the web). But Depression News combines reliable info with a sense of journalistic immediacy. Their Forum questions are actually interesting and challenging, the articles are selected with an eye for bringing the issue of Depression out of it's inherent isolation vacuum and into events and stories taking place in the world. Very saavy.
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Depression: Doctor's Guide to the Internet
Recent medical news and information for patients or friends/parents of patients diagnosed with depression and depression-related disorders.
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NIMH: Depression
The National Institute of Mental Health presents a comprehensive series of articles on symptoms and management. Includes booklets of personal accounts and descriptions of related disorders.
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Defeat Depression.org
News and articles about depression, mood disorders and stigma.
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Depression and Anxiety Information Page
Information about anxiety and depression including signs, symptoms, treatment, solutions, product reviews, overviews of major prescription drugs, side effects, warnings and alternatives.
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Anxiety Network Homepage
Site provides information about three anxiety disorders: social phobia, panic/agoraphobia, and generalized anxiety.
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Anxiety Disorders Association of America
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.Members include clinicians, researchers and consumers. Professionals support ADAA through dues, contributions and by voluntarily serving on committees and advisory boards. Those with anxiety disorders and other interested individuals support ADAA through donations.
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TAPIR
The Anxiety Panic Internet Resource is the web's oldest self-help resource for those with anxiety disorders: panic attacks, phobias, OCD, shyness & generalized anxiety.
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Virtual Reality Medical Center
The VRMC in San Diego offers virtual reality treatments, primarily for various fears and phobias.
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Anxiety Disorders Association of British Columbia
The Anxiety Disorders Association of British Columbia is a nonprofit society formed to increase awareness of anxiety disorders and currently available treatments.
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Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression
"Two thirds of people with anxiety and depression go without proper treatment, even in rich countries like the US, the UK or Australia. This website, backed by the University of New South Wales, St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney and the World Health Organization Collaborating Center at the hospital, aims to remedy this."
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National Phobics Society
Established in 1970, the UK-based NPS is now the largest charitable organization dealing with anxiety and phobias.
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Panic Disorders Institute
Based in Pasedena, California the PDI is dedicated to the clinical care of patients, public education and ongoing research concerning all aspects of panic disorder.
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Ross Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders
Washington DC's metropolitan area.
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STAR - Stress and Anxiety Research Society
The Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR) is a multidisciplinary, international organization of researchers who share an interest in problems of stress.
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The Art of Calm
"In an increasingly hectic world, it can almost seem an impossible task to find peace within yourself. The Art of Calm was designed with this in mind."

The Art of Calm offers techniques and ideas that could compliment medical treatment for dealing with stress anxiety and panic. Alternative and Eastern strategies like yoga, Feng Shui, massage, alterations in nutrition, humor and New Age philosophy are some of the themes explored. Browse through the site map to find a variety of information, software, books, news and other resources.

For a pretty good idea of what this site has to offer, check out the Art of Calm's take on:
Anxiety
Creativity
Depression
Meditation
Positive Thinking
Stress Management
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Agoraphobics Building Independent Lives (ABIL)
ABIL, Inc. is a non-profit organization for individuals with anxiety and panic disorders. It's functions are to provide hope, support and advocacy for people suffering from debilitating phobias, panic attacks and/or agoraphobia by establishing self-help groups and providing public education. ABIL also works to eliminate the stigma associated with panic disorder and to improve the quality of treatment available.

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