About Anxiety Disorders
If you are looking for the most authoritative and comprehensive source of information on anxiety disorders on the web, go to this site. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America is the organization for mental health professionals with a serious interest in the area. The site includes a vast amount of information for the general public as well as more specialized material for the professional.
When you want to limit your search to OCD, this is the site to look at. Unlike the ADAA, members of the International OCD Foundation are primarily individuals with OCD and their family members, as well as professionals with a specialized interest.
One of the best ways to get a head start on effective therapy is to learn all you can about CBT. This is the comprehensive source of information about CBT for the lay public and the website of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. It is the organization to which mental health professionals who use CBT as their primary approach usually belong.
As CBT has evolved, some practitioners, like myself, have become interested in adding additional elements to it for which there is developing empirical support. To learn about how mindfulness and acceptance have been integrated into the practice of CBT, read about Acceptance and Committment Therapy (ACT).
To learn anything you might have wondered about regarding the medication you are taking, go to the authoritative source, the Physicians' Desk Reference or PDR.
The American Psychiatric Association's official manual for diagnosis of emotional disorders, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual or DSM, is available online and includes criteria for each of the disorders discussed on this website.
Just about anything you might want to know about psychologists, our training and practice, or our professional organization can be found at the website of the American Psychological Association.
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