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Resources - Mood Disorders

American Psychiatric Association (APA)
1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1825
Arlington, VA 22209-3901
Phone: 703-907-7300
URL: http://www.psych.org/index.cfm

American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
Phone: 202-336-5510
TollFree: 1-800-374-2721
URL: http://www.apa.org

Bipolar Disorders Treatment Information Center (BDTIC)
Madison Institute of Medicine
7617 Mineral Point Rd, Ste. 300
Madison WI 53717
Phone: 608-827-2470
Fax: 608-827-2479
URL: http://www.miminc.org
- provides information on mood stabilizers, other medications, and other forms of treatment.

Bipolar Person's Significant Others (BPSO)
URL: http://www.bpso.org
- provides information and support to the families, friends and loved ones of those who suffer from bipolar disorder
- has private, closed and unmoderated internet mailing list

Center for Mental Health Services
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Rm 12-105 Parklawn Building
Rockville, MD 20857
Phone: 301-443-8956
Fax: 301-443-9050
URL: http://www.samhsa.gov/

Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation
1187 Wilmette Ave
PMB 331
Wilmette, IL 60091
Phone: 847-256-8525
Fax: 847-920-9498
URL: http://www.bpkids.org/

Clinical Approaches in Bipolar Disorders
Cambridge Medical Publications
Wicker House, High Street, Worthing, West Sussex BN11 1DJ, UK
E-mail: bipolardisorders@hbase.com
Phone: +44 (0)1903 288249
Fax: +44 (0)1903 288292
URL: http://www.bipolardisorders.net/About_CABD/default.php
- Clinical Approaches in Bipolar Disorders is an international, peer-reviewed journal. Its aim is to enhance communication and discussion of the key issues affecting those active in the diagnosis, treatment, and overall care of patients with bipolar disorders, including psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, and primary care physicians. Through independent expert selection of topics and peer review, the journal seeks to inform, educate, and unify these individuals, globally, towards a greater appreciation and understanding of bipolar disorders and patients' needs to improve the quality of treatment and care provided.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
730 N. Franklin Street, Suite 501
Chicago, IL 60610-7224
Phone: 312-642-0049
Fax: 312-642-7243
URL: http://www.DBSAlliance.org
- sponsors 6 state chapters and nearly 1000 support groups across the country
- publishes quarterly newsletter "Outreach" and extensive brochures regarding mood disorders

Depression and Related Affective Disorders Association (DRADA)
2330 West Joppa Road, Suite 100
Lutherville, MD 21093
Phone: 410-583-2919
Email: drada@jhmi.edu
URL: http://www.drada.org/
- works to alleviate the suffering arising from depression and bipolar disorder by assisting self-help groups providing education and information and lending support to research programs
- Publishes quarterly newsletter "Smooth Sailing" and bimonthly newsletter "DRADA Update"

European Institute of Healthcare
Corporate Village
Da Vincilaan 2 Box 2
B-1935 Zaventem
Belgium
Phone: +32 2 704 4105
Fax: +32 2 704 4190
URL: www.euihc.com
- The European Institute of Healthcare plays an important role in the area of continuing medical education. The aim of the EIH is to support the delivery of programmes in five different therapeutic areas: cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, CNS, oncology and respiratory.

Health 24
http://www.health24.com/mind/Depression/1284-1294.php

Journal Watch Online
860 Winter Street,
Waltham, MA 02451-1413
Phone: 781-893-3800 x5515
Toll Free: 800-843-6356
Fax: 781-893-0413
URL: http://psychiatry.jwatch.org/
- Edited and reviewed by more than 80 physicians, JWatch regularly combs 180 medical journals for important findings in psychiatry.

The Meehl Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 2089
Brazoria, TX 77422
Phone: (480) 200-8836
URL: http://www.meehlfoundation.org
- Provides education, support and resources to families with a Bipolar or BPD loved one
- Support groups, provide counsel, and are starting a group home for Bipolars in Recovery in October.

National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD)
60 Cutter Mill Road, Suite 404
Great Neck, NY 11021
Phone: 516-829-0091
TollFree: 800-829-8289
Email: info@narsad.org
URL: http://www.narsad.org
- provides educational materials, including books, videos, and brochures
- raises and distributes funds for scientific research into the causes, cures, treatments, and prevention of brain disorders, primarily schizophrenia, depression, and bipolar disorder
- sponsors NARSAD Artworks, a program in which people with mental illness product museum quality products to promote public education, destigmatize mental illness, and enhance the self esteem and income of artists with mental illness.

National Foundation for Depressive Illness, Inc. (NAFDI)
PO Box 2257
New York, NY 10116
TollFree: 800-239-1265
URL: http://www.depression.org
- provides information packets and referral listings at nominal cost or free if a donation can't be made
- educates the public about depressive illness, its consequences, and its treatability
- Publishes quarterly newsletter "NAFDI NEWS"

National Institute of Mental Health
Office of Communications
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 8184, MSC 9663
Bethesda, MD 20892-9663
Phone: 301-443-4513
Fax: 301-443-4279
TollFree: 1-866-615-NIMH (6464)
TTY: 301-443-8431
Email: nimhinfo@nih.gov
URL: http://www.nimh.nih.gov

National Mental Health Association
2001 N. Beauregard Street, 12th Floor
Alexandria, Virginia 22311
Phone: 800-969-6642
Fax: 703-684-5968
URL: www.nmha.org
- The National Mental Health Association is dedicated to improving the mental health of all individuals and achieving victory over mental illnesses.

Psyplexus
Dr. Shahul Ameen, M.D.,
Senior Resident,
Central Institute of Psychiatry,
Kanke, Ranchi, Jharkhand,
India. PIN: 834006
E-mail: editor@psyplexus.com
Phone: + 91 651 3110868
URL: www.psyplexus.com
- A directory of free online full-text articles for mental health professionals

Rehab Info
Phone: 866-531-8636
URL: www.rehabinfo.net
 - RehabInfo provides comprehensive resources on substance abuse and treatment.

Recovery Inc.
802 N. Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60610
Phone: 312-337-5664
Fax: 312-337-5756
Email: inquiries@recovery-inc.com
URL: http://www.recovery-inc.com
-uses a self-help approach similar to cognitive behavioral therapy
- teaches simple yet practical coping techniques that help members, change their reactions to people and situations they can't control
- sponsors over 700 active groups in the United States, Canada, England, Ireland, Israel, Puerto Rico, Spain and Wales

World Federation For Mental Health
P.O. Box 16810
Alexandria, Virginia 22302-0810 U.S.A.
Fax: +1.703.519.7648
Email: info@wfmh.com
URL: www.wfmh.com
- The World Federation for Mental Health is an international non-profit advocacy organization founded in 1948 to advance, among all peoples and nations, the prevention of mental and emotional disorders, the proper treatment and care of those with such disorders, and the promotion of mental health.

If you are in a crisis please call:
1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433) or
1-800-273-TALK (8255)


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