There are many useful resources regarding emotional health, and the mind and brain on the internet. I have selected a few I feel are valuable in order to save you time in your search.
**Attention** While tools for information gathering are included on this site and via links to other sites for your convenience, only a qualified and licensed professional can issue a valid diagnosis. Diagnoses should only be given after a formal assessment process has been conducted. A formal assessment process includes diagnostic interviews, history taking, and formal, clinical assessment. Therefore, questionnaires, surveys, screening inventories and other tools for assessment of self or others, obtained from or through this website and its links, are for information gathering only. Information gathered or identified using a screening tool, questionnaire, survey, or information form does not constitute a valid diagnosis or the beginning of treatment with Dr. Flewelling.
These websites cover many areas of emotional and mental health. Great sites to surf for information that can lead you toward effective treatment and mental health.
- Familydoctor.org lists information on all major mental health disorders.
- The National Institute of Mental Health(NIMH) the government websource that can inform you on a variety of issues.
- Medline Plus A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.
- NIMH Child and Adolescent Mental Health
- Warning Signs of Mental Illness
- About.com gives a good overview of Learning Disabilities(LD), including definition, characteristics, and common behaviors of those with LD.
- National Association for Gifted Children
The Brain and its role in mental health issues.
The brain plays perhaps the key role in many forms of mental health matters. The Brain Place, a website by noted researcher and clinician Dr. Daniel Amen has incredible resources and information. For example, would you like to see what the brain of a substance abuser looks like compared to the brain of a person who is not a substance abuser? Visit Dr. Amen's website for more information.
On Cerebral Palsy
On Domestic Violence
- Domestic Violence.org
- National Domestic Violence Hotline. Provides a safe and untraceable way to learn about Domestic Violence. By using this site other users of your PC will not be able to find your activity in the history log.
- NIMH on ADHD
- ADHD Questionaire to see if you or your child might have ADHD.
- National organization on ADHD
- Dr. Aaron Goldner is a colleague of mine who has demonstrated excellent ability treating the following areas; Children, teenagers and adults with learning difficulties such as ADD/ADHD, Learning Disabilities and Vision Impairment, as well as the treatment of anxiety and depression.
- NIMH on Anxiety e.g.
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Panic Disorder
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Social Phobia (or Social Anxiety Disorder)
On Substance Abuse and Addiction
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
- National Library of Medicine/National Institute of Mental Health.
- National Institute of Drug Abuse.