Drug Information--MedlinePlus (U.S. National Library of Medicine [NLM] and National Institutes of Health
Public domain. A profile of prescription and over-the-counter drugs, including those used to manage mental disorders.
Drug Information (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research,
Olmsted County, Minnesota)
Public access. Use the search field or index to identify prescription and
over-the-counter drugs within the Micromedex database. An additional
database is available for vitamins, supplements, and herbs.
(Discovery Communications, Inc.)
Public access. Use the drop-down alphabetical index to identify drug-related
information--for example: pronunciation, trademark and generic names, and
multiple questions and answers.
(Drugsite Trust; contact location,
Turks and Caicos
Public access--ad-supported--a no cost
registration is required to
access the Professional Information database.
Use the alphabetical index or the search field to obtain a description from databases
(e.g., PDR, Micromedex, and Multum) with over 24,000 trade and generic
names (and over-the-counter drugs). Each drug description includes consumer information files that provide additional information (in English or Spanish). Additional services provided by Drugs.com affiliates include: Pill Identifier, [drug] Interactions Checker, and [pill] Image Checker.
Booklet (The National Institute of Mental Health [NIMH], National
Institutes of Health [NIH], U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Public access. This consumer-oriented booklet includes information related
to medications for selected mental disorders and special groups (e.g.,
children, older adults, and women during childbearing years).
Recommendations are provided for consumer management routines that
minimize problems resulting from the use of prescription medication with
dietary supplements and over-the-counter drugs.
A-Z List (MedicineNet, Inc., San Clemente, CA)
Public access. Use the alphabetical index or search field to access over
400 common medications.
RxList--The Internet Drug Index (RxList, LLC, San Francisco, CA)
Public access--ad-supported. Use the keyword search option or advanced search options to identify the description a specific drug. Each drug's class is noted along with its brand and generic names. Links are provided to files with patient summary information and side effects-interactions. A directory,
RxList Alternatives, includes search and list options for alternative medications and supplements.
Tips by Dr. Bob (Robert Hsiung, MD, University of Chicago)
Public access. Conduct searches by using a psychiatric condition or drug type--directories
are also included for specific topics related to
psychopharmacology. A list of links to other Web sites that
provide similar information is provided.
Biological Psychology--Central Nervous System
Central Nervous System (CNS) overview--public access, English language:
The BrainWeb and Brain Information (Dana Foundation and Dana Alliance, New York, NY)
Public access. Visitors can use the directory system or a list of brain disorders and conditions find links to articles from BrainWeb, The Neuroscience Newsletter, which is a Dana Foundation Publication--Newsletter articles are
.pdf files. In addition, links are provided to other organizations with content related to brain functions and research.
Brain Model Tutorial (Mark Darty, University of Central Florida)
Public access, except to directory, Psychology Graduate Schools--Journals and More. The main site (Brain Model Tutorial) provides a graphic overview of the human brain, and its areas and primary functions. The other publicly accessible directory, Learn From Public Domain, includes a gallery of graphics, and links to other sites.
Note: The main site and the directory noted herein are based on mid-1990s research and Web-display
The Whole Brain Atlas (Keith A. Johnson and J. Alex Becker, Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, respectively)
Public access--review copyright for linking and content options. The image-based contents of this site include the normal brain and anatomical impairments based on cerebrovascular, neoplastic, degenerative, and infectious diseases. (The review and manipulation of some images require a Web browser, which supports Java applets.)
Note: Many content areas are relevant for brain imaging specialists; nevertheless, some non-specialists (e.g., typical patients and learners) can acquire useful information.
Biological Psychology--Endocrine System
Endocrine System (American Medical Association, Chicago, IL)
Public access. This basic endocrine system diagram includes the major glands and the hormones they create and delivery to body organs and systems.
The Hormone Foundation (Chevy Chase, MD)
Public access. The Foundation's objective--to prevent and provide treatment information about hormone related conditions--is addressed through its publication of informative directories related to: diabetes, growth, hormone abuse, menopause, obesity, osteoporosis, polycystic ovary syndrome, pituitary gland, prostate, and thyroid. The Hormone Foundation information (e.g., overview, symptoms, treatment options, lifestyle issues and prevention, etc.) is complemented by links to multiple organizations that provide education and treatment information.
(Methodist Health Care System, Houston, TX)
Public access--English and Spanish. Patients and learners can review an
Anatomy of the Endocrine System,
or access links to common diseases and conditions that emanate from glands within the endocrine system.
System--Hypertexts for Biomedical Sciences (Laura Austgen, R. A. Bowen, and Melissa Rouge; Colorado State University)
Public access. The Fundamental Concepts in Endocrinology section uses graphics, animation, and text to provide visitors with a basic knowledge of biochemistry an overview of the endocrine system. Resource files within the section, A Tour of the Endocrine System, include a more in-depth examination of the endocrine system; therefore, a moderate understanding of biomedical sciences might be a prerequisite. Patients and learners, including student and professional counselors, can use modules within this online text to refresh their knowledge base and acquire new information related to the endocrine system.
System-KidsHealth (Nemours Foundation, Jacksonville, FL)
Public access. (This directory of KidsHealth was written for adults, and not specifically for those with children.) The introduction includes a graphic and text related to the endocrine system glands, and their creation and distribution of hormones within the body. The "dysfunctions" section of this article identifies endocrine system problems that are usually evident during childhood. Links are provided to other articles within KidsHealth, and to organizations that publish information related to the endocrine system.
The Merck Manual-Second Home Edition (Merck Research Laboratories,
Merck & Co., Inc., Whitehouse Station, NJ)
Public access--multilingual online version. Use the search system or index
to identify information within 25 chapters, anatomical drawings, and
appendices. The contents include medical, mental, and dental disorders.
Also included are health issues peculiar to women, men, and children. A
commercial, printed version of
Manual of Medical Information--Second Home Edition is available.
Links to multimedia and interactive services provided by Merck:
Atlas--video, text, models, and slides for over 140 mental disorders and
Guide--interactive slides for the female and male anatomy
Index (MedicineNet, Inc., San Clemente, CA)
Public access--ad-supported. A comprehensive list of medical terms, conditions,
procedures, and links to databases and organizations. An
easy-to-use alphabetical index. Also, an efficient search
option is included.
Health Topics--MedlinePlus (U.S. National Library of Medicine [NLM] and National Institutes of Health
Public domain. Use the alphabetical index or broad topics to find detailed reports on hundreds of disorders and conditions.
Anatomy and Physiology-SEER's Web-based Training Modules (U.S.
National Cancer Institute--Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results
Public access. The content areas include an overview of human anatomy.
Related modules are provided for the major human systems (e.g.,
nervous, cardiovascular, digestive, nervous, endocrine, digestive,
lymphatic, and others). Refer to
SEER's main site
for access to multiple cancer-related modules.
Information A-Z (University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System)
Public access. Links are provided for a list of about two dozen
health-related topics. Each topic includes a general description and
prevalence rates. Specific diseases or disorders associated with each
broad topic are identified and discussed.
Health (WebMD, Inc.)
Commercial and ad-supported. Access current and
feature article, and directories for: 1) medical information; and 2)
health and wellness. Other registration-based services are available.
Familydoctor.org (American Academy of Family Physicians-AAFP, Leawood, KS)
Public access. An alphabetical index and directory structure provide visitors with the option to review basic information, treatment, and risk reduction or prevention tips for many conditions. Useful options for patients and learners include the following directories:
Symptoms--a common list of problems that are linked to an online "differential diagnosis" scheme, which is similar to the Decision Trees for Differential Diagnosis use by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders--DSM).
Information--access documents related to over-the-counter medications; in addition, link is provided to a Drug Information Database (a separate agreement with Cerner Multum, Incorporated is required to access this database).
Dictionary of Common Medical
Terms--alphabetical index and search field
Hospital--A Digital Library of Health Information (University of Iowa)
Public access. Medical and reference resources are provided for providers and patients (or learners).
Patient (or learner) services include access to online booklets in HTML format, and linked from within the following directories:
and Conditions--MayoClinic.com (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research,
Public access. Use the alphabetical index or the 14 Disease and
Condition Centers to find the information related to your research. The
Mental Health Center includes basic information, an in-depth
examination of several common mental disorders, treatment options, and
ways to prevent and manage mental disorders.
United States National Library of
access. Marketed as the "world's largest medical library,"
the NLM provides links to many medical and scientific resources through
its primary directories: 1) Health Information; and 2) Library Services.
Additional directories include news and general information.
Hardin Meta Directory (Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, University of Iowa)
Public access (English, and a limited number of Spanish language documents). Each disease or condition on a comprehensive list is linked to a directory with multiple Web-based resources from organizations (e.g., MedlinePlus, Mayo Clinic, various medical libraries, professional organizations, etc.), and articles written by researchers, professors, and practitioners.