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The therapist's Internet handbook
Stamps, Robert F., 1950-
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First edition.
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New York : Norton, [2001]

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xvi, 368 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
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"A Norton professional book."
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The Therapist's Internet Handbook includes capsule summaries of more than 1300 sites, keyed to DSM-IV categories. Alongside the capsule summary, the authors include commentary, list its features, identify the links provided on that site, and qualify it in terms of usefulness. Unique to this book are completely new sections on criminal justice sites, general medical sites, and a series of helpful hints for successful Web research. Included with the book is a handy CD-ROM, with active links to all the sites discussed.

As the Internet continues to grow, professionals who utilize it will benefit from its speed and inexhaustible scope. For savvy mental health professionals, this book will become an essential, well-thumbed reference.

Author Notes

Peter M. Barach, Ph.D., is Senior Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University Medical School, a past president of the International Society for the Study of Dissociation, and is in private practice in Cleveland, Ohio.

Robert F. Stamps is an addictions counselor and social science journalist who has written about mental health, substance abuse, and social policy for newspapers and magazines nationwide since l975.

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Library Journal Review

Though the Internet's economic viability has recently come into question, its value as an information source continues to increase, as evidenced by handy guides of this type. Stamps (coauthor, DSM-IV Internet Companion), an addictions counselor, and Barach (psychiatry, Case Western Reserve Univ. Medical Sch.), a Ph.D. with a private practice, present a selective listing of web sites for DSM disorders and treatments, "megasites" for research, web community tools such as e-groups and mailing lists, and related information tailored to the needs of therapists in psychology, psychiatry, and associated fields. Citations include URLs, brief but useful annotations, and sponsorships that may indicate inherent bias. Slick web-site logos enhance the text's presentation. The range of disorders is comprehensive, and treatment modalities are broadly defined to include feng shui, animal-assisted therapy, and other alternative treatments as well as more conventional modes such as cognitive-behavioral therapy and psychoanalysis. This authoritative book provides an admirable blend of more than 1300 up-to-date sites. The print version is accompanied by a CD-ROM that contains links for all included web sites. Recommended as a highly relevant and time-saving tool for specialized mental health collections serving professionals and savvy consumers. Antoinette Brinkman, M.L.S., Evansville, Indiana (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. XII
Introductionp. XIII
Chapter 1 The DSM Disordersp. 1
Introductionp. 1
Section 1 Disorders Usually First Diagnosed in Infancy, Childhood, or Adolescencep. 3
I. Mental Retardationp. 4
A. General Links about Mental Retardationp. 4
B. Down Syndromep. 7
II. Learning Disordersp. 9
A. Reading Disorders including Dyslexiap. 9
B. Mathematics Disorderp. 12
C. Disorder of Written Expressionp. 12
D. Web Sites with Relevance to All Learning Disordersp. 12
III. Motor Skills Disorders (see also Communication Disorders)p. 15
IV. Communication Disordersp. 15
A. Expressive Language Disorder, Mixed Receptive-Expressive Language Disorder, Phonological Disorderp. 15
B. Stutteringp. 16
V. Pervasive Developmental Disordersp. 19
A. General Resources for PDDp. 19
B. Autistic Disorderp. 19
C. Rett's Disorderp. 22
D. Childhood Disintegrative Disorderp. 23
E. Asperger's Syndromep. 24
VI. Attention-Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disordersp. 25
A. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorderp. 25
B. Conduct and Oppositional Defiant Disordersp. 29
VII. Feeding and Eating Disordersp. 30
VIII. Tic Disordersp. 30
IX. Elimination Disordersp. 32
X. Other Disordersp. 33
A. Separation Anxiety Disorderp. 33
B. Selective Mutismp. 34
C. Reactive Attachment Disorderp. 34
D. Stereotypic Movement Disorderp. 36
XI. Miscellaneous Sites of Interestp. 37
Section 2 Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic, and Other Cognitive Disordersp. 41
I. Deliriump. 41
II. Dementiap. 42
A. Alzheimer's Typep. 42
B. Vascular Dementiap. 45
C. Dementia Due to Other Medical Conditionsp. 45
III. Amnestic Disordersp. 50
IV. Miscellaneous Resourcesp. 50
Section 3 Mental Disorders Due to a General Medical Conditionp. 52
Section 4 Substance-Related Disordersp. 53
I. Alcohol-Related Disordersp. 54
A. Support and Self-Help Organizations and Groups (Dealing Primarily or Exclusively with Alcoholism)p. 54
B. Alcoholism Diagnosis, Research, Treatment, and Preventionp. 59
II. Amphetamine-Related Disordersp. 65
III. Caffeine-Related Disordersp. 67
IV. Cannabis-Related Disordersp. 67
V. Cocaine-Related Disordersp. 69
VI. Hallucinogen-Related Disordersp. 70
VII. Inhalant-Related Disordersp. 72
VIII. Nicotine-Related Disordersp. 73
IX. Opioid-Related Disordersp. 76
X. Phencyclidine-Related Disordersp. 78
XI. Sedative-Related Disordersp. 79
XII. Miscellaneous Web Sites with General Relevance to Substance Disordersp. 80
Section 5 Schizophreniap. 86
I. Schizophreniap. 87
A. Organizationsp. 87
B. Diagnosis, Research, and Treatmentp. 88
II-VII. (Other Psychotic Disorders)p. 92
Section 6 Mood Disordersp. 93
I. Depressive Disordersp. 94
A. Major Depressive Disorderp. 94
B. Dysthymic Disorderp. 97
II. Bipolar Disorderp. 98
III. Miscellaneous Mood Disorder Topicsp. 100
A. Postpartum Onset Specifier ("Postpartum Depression")p. 100
B. Seasonal Onset Specifier ("Seasonal Affective Disorder")p. 102
C. Suicidep. 103
D. Web Sites for Specific Medicationsp. 104
Section 7 Anxiety Disordersp. 108
I. Panic Attacksp. 109
II. Agoraphobiap. 110
III. Phobiasp. 111
IV. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorderp. 112
V. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Acute Stress Disorderp. 114
VI. Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Other Nonspecific Forms of Anxietyp. 117
A. General Resourcesp. 117
B. Stress Managementp. 118
VII. Web Sites for Specific Medicationsp. 118
Section 8 Somatoform Disordersp. 120
I and II. Somatization Disorder and Conversion Disorderp. 120
III. Pain Disorderp. 121
IV. Hypochondriasisp. 124
V. Body Dysmorphic Disorderp. 124
Section 9 Factitious Disordersp. 125
Section 10 Dissociative Disordersp. 127
I. Dissociative Amnesiap. 128
II. Dissociative Fuguep. 128
III. Depersonalization Disorderp. 128
IV. Dissociative Identity Disorderp. 129
V. Dissociative Disorder Not Otherwise Specifiedp. 132
VI. The Recovered Memory/False Memory Controversyp. 132
VII. General Resources for Dissociative Disordersp. 135
Section 11 Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders; Sexual Orientation Issuesp. 137
I. Sexual Dysfunctionsp. 137
II. Paraphiliasp. 140
III. Gender Identity Disorderp. 142
IV. Intersexual Issues ("Hermaphroditism")p. 145
V. Sexual Orientation Issuesp. 146
VI. Miscellaneous Sitesp. 149
Section 12 Eating Disordersp. 151
Section 13 Sleep Disordersp. 159
I. Dyssomniasp. 160
II. Parasomniasp. 163
III. Web Sites of General Relevance to Sleep Disorders or Healthy Sleepp. 164
Section 14 Impulse Control Disorders not Elsewhere Classifiedp. 168
I. Intermittent Explosive Disorderp. 169
II. Kleptomaniap. 169
III. Pyromaniap. 170
IV. Pathological Gamblingp. 170
V. Trichotillomaniap. 172
VI. Internet Addictionp. 173
Section 15 Adjustment Disordersp. 175
Section 16 Personality Disordersp. 179
I. Personality Disordersp. 180
II. Personality and Individual Differencesp. 184
Section 17 Other Conditions That May be the Focus of Clinical Attentionp. 187
I. Psychological Factors Affecting Medical Conditionp. 187
II. Medication-Induced Movement Disordersp. 188
III. Relational Problemsp. 188
IV. Problems Related to Abuse or Neglectp. 192
V. Additional Conditions: Bereavementp. 196
Chapter 2 Mental Health Metasites and Search Enginesp. 199
Section 1 Sites That Link to Other Mental Health-Related Web Sitesp. 199
Section 2 Sites That List Conferences, Journals, Databases, or Librariesp. 220
Chapter 3 Non-Medical Sites of Interestp. 225
Section 1 Treatment Modalities and Orientationsp. 225
I. Acupuncture and Acupressurep. 225
II. Alexander Techniquep. 226
III. Animal-Assisted Therapyp. 227
IV. Art Therapyp. 229
V. Psychological Astrologyp. 230
VI. Biblical Therapy, Christian and Pastoral Counselingp. 230
VII. Bioenergeticsp. 232
VIII. Biofeedbackp. 232
IX. Breath Work and Rebirthingp. 234
X. Brief and Solution-Oriented Therapyp. 235
XI. Co-Counseling and Re-evaluation Counselingp. 236
XII. Chirologyp. 237
XIII. Client-Centered Therapyp. 237
XIV. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapyp. 238
XV. Color Therapy (Chromotherapy)p. 239
XVI. Dance Therapyp. 239
XVII. Dramatherapy and Psychodramap. 240
XVIII. Ecopsychologyp. 241
XIX. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)p. 242
XX. Feng Shuip. 243
XXI. Gestalt Therapyp. 244
XXII. Group Therapyp. 245
XXIII. Hakomip. 245
XXIV. Humanistic Psychologyp. 246
XXV. Hypnosisp. 246
XXVI. Kinesiologyp. 248
XXVII. Marriage and Family Therapyp. 248
XXVIII. Music Therapyp. 250
XXIX. Myers-Briggs/Keirsey Typologyp. 250
XXX. Narrative Therapyp. 251
XXXI. Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP)p. 252
XXXII. Orgonomy and Neo-Reichian Therapiesp. 253
XXXIII. Orthomolecular Psychiatryp. 254
XXXIV. Past Life Regression Therapyp. 254
XXXV. Play Therapyp. 255
XXXVI. Polarity Therapyp. 257
XXXVII. Primal and Regressive Therapiesp. 257
XXXVIII. Psychoanalysisp. 258
XXXIX. Rational Emotive Behavior Therapyp. 260
XL. Reikip. 262
XLI. Rolfingp. 263
XLII. Somatic Trauma Therapyp. 263
XLIII. Sufi Psychologyp. 264
XLIV. Thought Field Therapyp. 264
XLV. Transactional Analysisp. 265
XLVI. Transpersonal Psychologyp. 266
XLVII. Video Therapyp. 267
XLVIII. Yogap. 267
Section 2 Computers and Mental Healthp. 269
Section 3 Criminal Justice, Forensics, Mental Health Law, and Assorted Legal Issuesp. 272
I. General Criminal Justicep. 272
II. Juvenile Delinquencyp. 274
III. Mental Health Lawp. 274
IV. Forensic Psychology and Psychiatryp. 275
V. Miscellaneousp. 276
VI. Patient's Rightsp. 277
Section 4 Associations, Organizations, and Institutesp. 279
I. General, Psychology and Counselingp. 279
II. Psychiatric and Medicalp. 283
III. Social Workp. 285
IV. Marriage and Family Therapistsp. 286
Chapter 4 Medical, Pharmacological, and Neuroscience Sitesp. 287
Section 1 Neuropsychology and Behavioral Neurosciencep. 287
Section 2 Psychopharmacology and Pharmacologyp. 295
I. Pharmacology Megasitesp. 295
II. Herbal Pharmacology and Pharmaciesp. 299
III. Miscellaneous Pharmaceutical Sitesp. 301
Section 3 General Medical Informationp. 304
I. Mega Medical Info Sitesp. 305
A. Conventionalp. 305
B. Alternativep. 310
Section 4 Miscellaneous Medicalp. 318
I. Medication Compliancep. 318
II. Complicationsp. 319
III. Toxicology (Including Environmental Illness)p. 320
IV. Death and Dyingp. 322
V. Medical Conditions with Psychiatric Ramifications Not Directly Associated with Axis I or II Disordersp. 324
VI. Additional Medical-Related Web Sitesp. 328
Section 5 Food and Nutritionp. 330
I. Food and Nutritionp. 330
II. Fitness and Exercisep. 333
Chapter 5 Mailing Lists, E-Groups, Usenet, and Other Web Sites of Value to the Therapistp. 335
Section 1 Mailing Lists, E-Groups, and Usenetp. 335
I. Mailing Listsp. 335
II. E-Groupsp. 337
III. Usenetp. 338
Section 2 Web Sites of Value to the Therapistp. 361
I. DSM-IV and ICD-10 Codesp. 361
II. Evaluating Web Sitesp. 362
III. Using APA Stylep. 362
IV. Finding Information on the Webp. 363
V. Humorp. 364
VI. Managed Carep. 365
VII. Intelligence and Creativityp. 366
VIII. Mediap. 367
How To Use the CD-ROMp. 368