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American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress

American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress The American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress® is a multidisciplinary network of professionals who are committed to the advancement of intervention for survivors of trauma. The Academy in collaboration with the National Center for Crisis Management aims to identify expertise among professionals, across disciplines, and provide standards for...

Hare Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (PCL-R)

Hare Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (PCL-R) Dr. Hare has spent over 35 years researching psychopathy and is the developer of the Hare Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (PCL-R), and a co-author of its derivatives, the Psychopathy Checklist: Screening Version (PCL:SV), the P-Scan, the Psychopathy Checklist: Youth Version (PCL:YV), and the Antisocial Process Screening Device (APSD). He is also a...

Guide to Bipolar Disorder

Guide to Bipolar Disorder bipolarhome.org is the complete guide to bipolar disorder symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depressive illness, is a common illness characterized by current episodes of mania and major depression. An affected person's mood can swing from excessive highs (mania) to profound hopelessness (depression), usually...

Anxiety Panic Hub

Anxiety Panic Hub There are five major Anxiety Disorders and it is not unusual for people to experience symptoms of more than one Anxiety Disorder at the same time. e.g. a person with panic disorder may also have symptoms of social anxiety and/or some symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder. Panic Disorder is the fear of having a spontaneous panic attack. The...

ADD Consults - Psychoeducation for ADD and ADHD

ADD. Consults - Psychoeducation for ADD and ADHD Information and resources about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (also known as ADD or ADHD). Personalized e-mail consultations provided within 48 hours by Terry Matlen, M.S.W., A.C.S.W. The knowledge base and understanding of how to cope with ADHD is expanding rapidly. To help you keep abreast of the latest techniques and strategies have...

Schizophrenia Society of Canada

Schizophrenia Society of Canada The Schizophrenia Society of Canada Foundation (SSCF) was founded in 1994 with a generous donation from the late Dr. Michael Smith. Dr. Smith's donation of half of his Nobel Prize Laureate monies was used to help form a research fund. It is a legacy that continues to inspire others to invest in research initiatives today. The Schizophrenia Society...

Mental Health Net - Schizophrenia

Mental Health Net - Schizophrenia Schizophrenia is a brain disease that interferes with normal brain functioning. It causes affected people to exhibit odd and often highly irrational or disorganized behavior. Because the brain is the organ in the body where thinking, feeling and understanding of the world takes place (where consciousness exists), a brain disease like schizophrenia...

Child and Adolescent Bipolar Disorder: A Review of the Past 10 Years

Child and Adolescent Bipolar Disorder: A Review of the Past 10 Years Objective: To provide a review of the epidemiology, phenomenology, natural course, comorbidity, neurobiology, and treatment of child and adolescent bipolar disorder (BP) for the past 10 years. This review is provided to prepare applicants for recertification by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Method: Literature from Medline and...

Personality Disorders

Personality Disorders Personality disorders are pervasive chronic psychological disorders, which can greatly affect a person's life. Having a personality disorder can negatively affect one's work, one's family, and one's social life. Personality disorders exists on a continuum so they can be mild to more severe in terms of how pervasive and to what extent a person...

North American Society of Adlerian Psychology

North American Society of Adlerian Psychology NASAP is The North American Society of Adlerian Psychology. Their mission is to foster and promote the research, knowledge, training, and application of Adlerian Psychology, maintaining its principles and encouraging its growth. Alfred Adler, M.D., was an early associate of Sigmund Freud in Vienna, but his revolutionary observations triggered a...

Depression Screener

Depression Screener Taking a depression-screening test is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of clinical depression. The depression-screening test on this site is completely anonymous and confidential. The screening test on this web site is intended solely for the purpose of identifying the symptoms of depressive...

Autism Network International (ANI)

Autism Network International (ANI) Autism Network International, an autistic-run self-help and advocacy organization for autistic people. The philosophy and goals of ANI are: The best advocates for autistic people are autistic people themselves - ANI is run by and for autistic people. Autistic lives are meaningful and worthwhile lives. Autism Network International, an autistic-...

Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues

Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues Founded in 1936, the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) is an international group of over 3000 psychologists, allied scientists, students, and others who share a common interest in research on the psychological aspects of important social issues. In various ways, SPSSI seeks to bring theory and practice into focus on...

Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD)

Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) The field of child development received formal recognition in 1922-23 through the appointment of a subcommittee on Child Development of the National Research Council. In 1925, under the direction of Robert S. Woodworth, an eminent experimental psychologist, this group became the Committee in Child Development with offices and staff in the National...

British Columbia Schizophrenia Society - Victoria Branch

British Columbia Schizophrenia Society - Victoria Branch BCSS Victoria was formed in 1984 and is the largest branch of the BC Schizophrenia Society with over 280 members. The Victoria Branch is run by two full time staff, 12 contract staff, a part time accountant, 12 board members and over 70 experienced volunteers who provide support, information and referrals. The Victoria Branch of BCSS is supported...