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Bipolar Disorder Learning Centre - Healthline.com
is a mental illness characterized by extreme mood swings, from mania
to depression. It affects about 5.7 million adults in the United States every
year, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Knowing more
about the causes, symptoms, and treatments of bipolar disorder can help you
understand this complex mental disorder.
DrugAlert.org is a comprehensive database featuring information and news alerts about potentially dangerous drugs currently on the market or previously available worldwide. The Web site is dedicated to keeping the public informed about drug recalls, side effects, and pending litigation associated with various drugs and their manufacturers.
Dangers is committed to providing the latest information on a range of
medications and medical devices that have serious complications.
While prescription drugs can cure medical conditions and
save lives, they can also cause harm. Defective drugs are known to cause
severe adverse effects and death.
EleMental represents an ever
growing collective of visionaries from around the world who are actively working
to promote wellness, recovery and thriving led by an underpinning philosophy
that mental distress is a human experience which should not be used to define an
individual, nor does it warrant a medical label. Based on our own
experiences, work and research and that of other leading world experts we firmly
dispute the reductionist theories, the medical language and the oppression of
maintenance model systems. Subtle and non-subtle forms of discrimination and
stigma are inherent within mental health systems to the point that, in reality,
they are often regimes which coerce, control, trap and punish the person in
distress. We believe that this is an affront to the dignity of the individual
and needs to be addressed.
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Government site offering advice on health, benefits, your legal rights and more.
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Help For Depression.com
HelpForDepression.com was founded on
the belief that a combination of therapies is most often the best approach to
treating depression. We aim to provide a comprehensive (or as comprehensive as
possible) explanation of the various approaches and treatments for depression as
a critical starting point for individuals and/or their loved ones. We urge you
to use HelpForDepression.com as a resource to understand your options and better
prepare yourself for conversations with your doctor or doctors. In addition to
explaining various treatments, we try to highlight combinations of therapies
that often work well together, but we urge you to talk with your doctor as each
individual responds differently and the right combination of treatments for one
patient is often not right for another.
Hugging Barbed Wire
A challenging fusion of words, music and video from experience of psychosis and recovery that puts a stake
through the heart of the stigma surrounding mental health.
Learning Disabilties Reference
A learning disability is considered a classification and includes several disorders in which a person has difficulty learning in the normal manner. Learning disabilities are caused by an unknown factor and this factor or factors affect the brain's ability to process and receive information. This page describes many learning disabilities with links to further information.
Bipolar UK (Manic Depressive Fellowship)
Established in 1983, Bipolar UK is a national user-led organisation and registered charity for people whose lives are affected by bipolar disorder. Bipolar UK aims to enable people affected by bipolar to take control of their lives through the services that we offer members. These include self help groups, information and publications, employment advice, self management training programme, 24-hour legal advice line for employment, legal, benefits and debt issues, travel insurance scheme.
Mental Health Foundation
Our research, service development, policy and public and patient involvement teams work across public mental health and health promotion, mental health problems and severe mental illness.
tackle mental health issues which are often neglected, often work in partnership with other organisations, are independent of any one stakeholder group or way of looking at mental health, base our work on strong evidence, incorporate the views of service users, their families and the people who support them, tell the wider world about our findings through campaigns, information work and the media
Mind helps people take control of
their mental health. We do this by providing high-quality information and
advice, and campaigning to promote and protect good mental health for everyone.
Choices - Mental Health
Are you feeling low, depressed, anxious, panicky,
stressed out or under pressure? Around 1 in 4 people will be affected by
mental health issues like anxiety, stress and depression at some point in their
life. This site has information on various mental health conditions and
some interactive tools including self-assessment tests.
Rethink, the leading national mental health membership charity, works to help everyone affected by severe mental illness recover a better quality of life. We were founded over 30 years ago to give a voice to people affected by severe mental illness and today, with over 8,300 members, we remain determined that this voice will continue to be heard. We help over 48,000 people every year through our services, support groups and by providing information on mental health problems.
Royal College of Psychiatrists
The Royal College of Psychiatrists is committed to improving the understanding of psychiatry and mental health. We want there to be a greater understanding of the interaction between mental and physical health and the social and cultural context in which people live. We are at the forefront in setting and achieving the highest standards through education, training and research. We lead the way in developing excellence and promoting best practice in mental health services. We promote research and publish the results in our world-class psychiatric journals. We collaborate with key players in the mental health field and are champions for improvements in the quality of mental healthcare throughout all sectors of society. Public education is at the heart of our activities and is an essential component of our website.
SANE was established in 1986 to improve the quality of life for people affected by mental illness following the overwhelming public response to a series of articles featured in The Times newspaper entitled The Forgotten Illness. Written by Marjorie Wallace, now SANE's chief executive, the articles exposed the neglect of people suffering from mental illness and the poverty of services and information.
SANE has three objectives: To raise awareness and respect for people with mental illness and their families and secure better services,
To undertake research into the causes of serious mental illness through The Prince of Wales International Centre for SANE Research,
To provide help and information to those experiencing mental health problems, their families and carers through SANEline and SANEmail.
Life of A Manic Depressive
Award Winning Blog of Seaneen Molloy:
funny, feisty, fascinating and other things that start with F, parts
of which have been adapted for Louise Ramsdenís play 'Dos and Doníts for the
Mentally Interesting'. Great stuff if you're Manic Depressive. Great
stuff if you're not. Click the link below to see Seaneen perform her Handy
Guide for getting the most from Your Psychiatrist on YouTube.
the Tardive Dyskinesia Center we aim to educate the public about tardive
dyskinesia, a serious movement disorder with symptoms similar to Parkinson's
disease. Tardive dyskinesia can develop in patients who have been treated with
certain prescription antipsychotics. According to Mental Health America, as many
as 1 out of every 5 patients taking neuroleptic or antipsychotic medications for
longer than three months will develop the condition, which can be permanent and
has no known cure. Viewers
without US zip codes may
order the free Tardive Dyskenesia information packs by email or post.
There4U is a mental health & well-being service providing information for clients of NHS, Local & National Government Agencies, Housing Associations and the Voluntary Sector in Berkshire and across England. They are an independent service run by the Patient Information Officer for and with the full support of Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.