I recently received an email from a colleague with this list of great psychology resources on the internet. I thought I’d pass it on:
The new issue of The Clinical Psychologist (APA Div. 12, vol. 60, #2, p. 7) includes the results of a survey to identify the top 10 psychology web sites: “Top 10 Psychology Websites” by Simon Rego, the APA Division of Clinical Psychology Internet Section Editor.
Dr. Rego posted a message on a number of psychology internet lists “asking members to send me their favorite ‘go to’ websites for information and resources in psychology…”
The results appear below. [Depression links here.] Here is the section of the article reporting the results:
Coming in first place was a site managed by Kenneth S. Pope, Ph.D. The site provides free full-text articles and other resources on assessment, therapy, forensics, etc.
Placing second was the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Home Page. This site provides information from the Federal agency that conducts and supports research on mental illnesses
Finishing third was the official website of the American Psychological Association
In fourth was a site managed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. The site claims to be the Internet’s largest and oldest mental health social network created and run by mental health professionals to guarantee reliable, trusted information and support communities to consumers, for over 12 years.
In fifth place was WebMD, “the leading source for trustworthy and timely health and medical news and information.” The site provides credible health information, supportive community, and educational services by blending award-winning expertise in content, community services, expert commentary, and medical review
Coming in sixth place was the Anxiety Disorders Association of America website. This site offers complete information on anxiety, as well as a special section on teen anxiety
Seventh place went to the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, a site that offers information about cognitive therapy, how to become certified as a cognitive therapist, training in cognitive therapy
In eighth place was the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) website, which provides CEU, CME, and other educational opportunities; journals for research and clinical practice in behavioral therapy and cognitivebehavioral therapy; and referrals for those seeking psychological therapy
In ninth place was the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation (OCF) website. The OCF is an international not-for-profit organization composed of people with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders, their families, friends, professionals and other concerned individuals
Finally, sneaking in at number ten was Wikipedia, “the biggest multilingual free-content encyclopedia on the Internet. Over two million articles and still growing.”
And finally, a really interesting list of depression links, including informational sites as well as testimonials blogs from people suffering from depression. Not to be missed.