DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY DISORDERS 

The National Institute of Mental www.nimh.nih.gov 
Provides specific information on signs, symptoms and current research related to specific mental health disorders, problems and populations.  

The Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA) www.adaa.org/GettingHelp/AnxietyDisorders/GAD.asp
A nonprofit organization promoting the prevention, treatment and cure of anxiety disorders.

The Obsessive Compulsive Foundation www.ocfoundation.org/what-is-ocd.html 
A nonprofit organization disseminating information on obsessive compulsive disorder and its treatment. It is user friendly site loaded with very helpful advice for people with the disorder.   

Brain Physics www.brainphysics.com 
One of my favorite sites, it offers a variety of information on the neuroscience of specific anxiety disorders.  It also provides excellent screening measures and interactive tools. 

Tools for Coping with Life Stressors www.coping.org 
This site offers great advice on coping with a variety of personal and emotional problems.  The advice is consistent with research in cognitive psychology and very practical.  

BODY IMAGE ISSUES AND EATING DISORDERS

 Mirror, Mirror www.mirror-mirror.org/eatdis.htm
This a great website for people with a variety of eating disorders.  The site offers good information about they myths and misconceptions related to a variety of problems related to food.  

Healthy Place www.healthyplace.com/Communities/Eating_Disorders/ 
Offers helpful information, chat rooms and advice on eating disorders and body image issues in general.  

ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDERS IN ADULTS

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) www.chadd.org
A national non-profit organization providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with AD/HD.

Russell Barkley www.russellbarkley.org/ 
A well known researcher and clinician in the field of ADHD, his site is very informative and offers the current research and treatment issues for people with ADHD.  

Attention Deficit Disorder Association http://www.add.org/ 
This site is specifically focused on adult pattern attention deficit disorder. The site offers practical advice on managing the symptoms of the disorder in the workplace, relationships and other arenas.  

Help for ADHD www.help4adhd.org 
This is an excellent website for professionals, parents and adults with ADHD.  Many resources and helpful guidelines are offered for download.  

ADDICTION AND RECOVERY

Smart Recovery www.smartrecovery.org/ 
A site devoted to evidence based treatment of substance abuse problems. The website offers specific tools and helpful advice on coping with urges, problem solving and maintaining motivation.  

Practical Recovery www.practicalrecovery.com 
This is a San Diego based recovery program operated by Dr. Thomas Horvath and is also devoted to evidence based treatment.

The National institute of Drug Abuse www.nida.nih.gov 
Devoted to the scientific exploration of drug abuse and addiction.

KID AND TEEN FRIENDLY SITES

Kid’s Health www.kidshealth.org
User friendly website for kids and teens offering information on health, developmental issues and coping with a variety of psychological problems

The Obsessive Compulsive Foundation Organized Chaos www.ocfoundation.org/organizedchaos/ 
The site offers practical advice and real life stories specifically devoted to Teens with the disorder.

AUTISTIC SPECTRUM DISORDER

Autism Resources www.pd.atism.pdd.net 
Lots of information and resources for people with ASD and their families.

Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication Handicapped Children www.teach.com/teacch.htm

The UC MIND Institute www.mindinstitute.ucdms.ucdavis.edu 
Developed by fathers of children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders and offers a full range of services, information and research.  

Autism Society of America. www.autismsociety-society.org  

INFERTILITY AND REPRODUCTIVE LOSS
 
The Center for Reproductive Psychology www.reproductivepsych.org/trauma
Devoted to offering support and disseminating information related to reproductive traumas. 

RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association  www.resolve.org 
Provides support and information to individuals who are experiencing infertility
 
The American Fertility Association (AFA) www.theafa.org
Provides information about infertility treatments, reproductive, sexual health and family building options including adoption and third-party solutions
 
CONSUMER INFORMATION 
American Psychological Association www.apa.org
California Board of Psychology www.psychboard.ca.gov
San Diego Psychological Association www.sdpa.org
National Institute of Mental Health www.nimh.org
APA Help Center www.apahelpcenter.org


BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS
The following books are clear, precise and user friendly.  

Perfectionism and OCD
Too Perfect: When Being in Control Gets Out of Control.  Allen J Mallinger, M.D. & Jeannete Dewyze. 
Change your Brain, Change your Life. Daniel G. Amen, M.D. 
Brain Lock, Jeffrey Scwhartz, M.D. 
When Once is Not Enough,  Gail Sketee & Kerrin White, M.D. 

ADHD 
Driven to Distraction, Edward J. Halloway, M.D. & John J. Ratey, M.D. 
ADD: The Unfocused Mind in Children and Adults. Thomas Brown, PhD. 
Your Defiant Child: Eight Steps to Better Behavior. Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D & Christine M. Benton. 
Change Your Brain, Change Your Life. Daniel Amen, M.D. 

Women’s Issues 
The Dance of Anger. Harriet Lerner, Ph.D 
Compassion and Self Hate. Theodore Rubin M.D.
When Women Stop Hating Their Bodies: Freeing Yourself from Food & Weight Obsession. Jane R. Hirschmann & Carol H. Munter. 
Life Inside the Thin Cage: A Personal Look Into The Hidden World of the Chronic Dieter. Constance Rhode. 

Trauma and Child Abuse
Trauma and Recovery.  Judith Herman, M.D. 
Too Scared To Cry. Leonore Terr, M.D. 
Drama of the Gifted Child. Alice Miller, Ph.D. 

Parenting Books
Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive. Daniel Siegel, M.D. & Mary Hartzell, M.ED. 
Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child. John Gottman, Ph.D. 

Parenting Teens and Boys
All Grown Up and No Place To Go: Teenagers in Crisis.  David Elkind, Ph.D. 
Real Boys. William Pollack, PhD
Speaking of Boys.  Michael Thompson, PhD

Infertility and Reproductive Loss
Unsung Lullabies: Understanding & Coping with Infertility, Janet Jaffe, Ph.D., Martha Diamond, Ph.D & David Diamond, Ph.D.
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