Mood Disorders

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Internet Sites
Bipolar Disorder
Resources from the National Institute of Mental Health, including consumer information and research activities of the Institute.
Depression in Men and Women: What´s the Difference?
Summary of the presentations at a one-day program co-sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the Society for Women's Health Research (SWHR) on Saturday, March 24, 2001, as part of the Smithsonian Resident Associates series.
Dr. Ivan's Depression Central
A extensive compilation of resources related to major depression, bipolar disorder, cyclothymia, dysthymia and other mood disorders.
Good Practice in the Treatment of Depression in Teenagers
presented by The Australian Network for Promotion Prevention and Early Intervention for Mental Health, this website focuses on mental health promotion and prevention across all ages of the lifespan.
Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, Second Edition : Screening for Depression
1996 publication from U.S. Preventive Services Task Force on screen for depression in primary care.
Medication Treatment of Bipolar Disorder 2000
One of series of guidelines, Expert Consensus Guidelines, on psychiatric treatments. There are links to both a professional guideline and a brief guide for families and patients.
Partners in Care
A program developed out of the Depression Patient Outcomes Research Team (PORT-II) findings to improve quality of treatment for Depression in primary care. Includes background information and materials available for purchase.
Seasonal Affective Disorders
Article from American Family Physician, March 15, 1998. It discusses symptoms, phototherapy, and sources of phototherapy equipment. A link to a patient education handout accompanies the article.
Selected Evidence for Behavioral Approaches to Chronic Disease Management in Clinical Settings : Depression
Evidence-based evaluation of studies in the medical literature pulished in 1999 or earlier on treatment of depression in managed care settings.
The Strategic Plan for Mood Disorders Research
Presents a 113 page report in PDF format produced by workgroups at the National Institute of Mental Health in 2001.
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Organizations, Associations, and Agencies
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Formerly called the National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association, it provides education about mood disorders and advocacy activities, local chapters and support groups. Site includes links to other consumer-oriented organizations and sources of help.
Depression and Related Affective Disorders Association (DRADA) :Information on Depressive Illness and Manic-Depressive Illness
News, reference resources, and support links for people with affective disorders
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Consumer Health Information
Bipolar Disorders Portal
A compendium of resources by and for people with bipolar disorder, including information on diagnosis and treatment, articles, poems, and internet links.
Depression Alliance
Online support resources for people with mood disorders and their families from Depression Alliance, a UK charity.
Harbor of Refuge Organization, Inc.
an online support community for people with bipolar disorder. Limited to people who are also receiving a therapist's care.
NIMH : Depression
Background information on depression, depression in specific populations such as adolescents, bipolar disorder, and genetics.
Real Men Real Depression
Information from NIMH on depression in men including personal stories, symptoms, and getting treatment
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Multimedia Resources
Fourth International Conference on Bipolar Disorder
Multimedia presentations including audio, video, and Power Point slides for lectures presented at the conference, June 14-16, 2001.
Mood Disorders and Women: Clinical and Treatment Issues
Part of the Office of Research on Women's Health Seminar Series, first presented on Dec 2, 1999. Real Media format, 1 hr 51 min.
Second International Conference on Bipolar Disorder : Audio Files
Real Audio format files of the lectures from this conference held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 19-21, 1997.
Third International Conference on Bipolar Disorder : Audio Files
Audio files of the lectures from this conference held June 17-19, 1999, in Pittsburgh, PA. Files are in Real Audio and mp3 format.
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Teaching and Learning
Psychiatric Times : Bipolar Disorders Letter
Full text of the newsletter in PDF format, eligible for category 1 CME credit.
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