- Psychotropic Medication Guide
This guide identifies the most commonly prescribed psychotropic medication, how they work, and the therapeutic and possible nontherapeutic effects.
- Are Psychiatrists Betraying Their Patients?
This is the website of Dr. Loren Mosher, the former chief of the Center for Studies of Schizophrenia at the NIMH. He resigned from this position amid much controversy. He proposes a nonmedical treatment for schizophrenics, which he refers to as "Soteria."
- Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
This is a very comprehensive website about ECT. It was developed and is maintained by someone who has received ECT. The information is presented in a balanced manner. The developer states that the website was developed to "bridge the information gap" between health care providers and patients, so that people can make more informed decisions about ECT.
- Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)-An Alternative to ECT?
This website is devoted to a relatively new treatment for severe depression, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. It includes SPECT scans of a patient receiving TMS, the benefits of TMS, possible side effects, the use of TMS with psychotropic medications and more.
- American Psychiatric Association - Psychotherapy
This site defines psychotherapy, describes types of psychotherapy, discusses how to choose a psychotherapist, and lists warning signs of mental illness.
- APA HelpCenter: Get the Facts: How Therapy Helps
This web site, from the American Psychological Association, discusses how therapy helps. Get answers to questions on how therapy helps with the many online articles from the APA.
- National Institute of Mental Health -- For the Public
This site provides up-to-date information from NIMH about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of various mental illnesses. Information sheets, reports, press releases, fact sheets, and other educational materials are provided.
- Psychotherapy Facts
This is a fact sheet from The Virtual Psychology Classroom that addresses many frequently asked questions about psychotherapy.
This is the website of the Romanian Association for Psychoanalysis. It provides comprehensive information about psychoanalysis that is easy to understand.
- Albert Ellis Institute
This web site describes rational emotive behavior therapy. This approach to emotional growth, developed by Albert Ellis in 1955, emphasizes individuals' capacity for creating their emotions; the ability to change the past by focusing on the present; and the power to choose and implement satisfying alternatives to current patterns.
- Client-Centered Therapy
This is a classic article written by Carl Rogers on the "significant aspects of Client-Centered Therapy." The article was originally published in the American Psychologist in 1946.
- Family Therapy
This is a brief fact sheet about family therapy.
- e-Therapy (Online Psychotherapy)
This website provides information about e-therapy (online psychotherapy). It is comprehensive in its scope, as it addresses legal and licensing issues, as well as issues related to confidentiality and privacy.
- The Effects of Psychotherapy: An Evaluation
This is the classic article written by H. J. Eysenck in 1957 about the effectiveness of psychotherapy. This article stirred up a great deal of controversy due to his beliefs about the lack of effectiveness of psychotherapy, based on his research. This article was originally published in the Journal of Consulting Psychology.