In the past half-century, mental health has become a hotbed for scientific research and practice. Myths have been debunked, stigmas diminished, and knowledge continues to pour forth at an astonishing rate. Consider the Internet a mental health fitness center and this guide as your personal trainer. We'll explore a range of subjects including mental illness, finding treatment, support networks, and a whole lot more.
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\Around the world at hospitals, universities, and institutes, researchers are making profound discoveries and continually adding to the catalog of human knowledge in mental health. Fortunately, much of this research is available to us online. Whether you are a student, researcher, consumer, or otherwise curious creature, take a look at some of the following mental health research resources.
- Finding full-text journal articles online that are both reputable and free can be tricky. Most journals require paid subscriptions to access articles online, but some make older articles available free of charge. And even some of the most restrictive sites let you read abstracts for free, which are no substitute for a full article but can provide useful summaries of research.
- Because most journals are scholarly, articles can be technical and dense. Check out abstracts and samples to determine if a journal's level of "readability" is right for you.
Directories of mental health publications ...
is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Instiute of Health and is a repository of biomedical and life science journal articles. Read articles or abstracts on mental health or specific disorders. Once you've searched a topic, use a tab under the display options to read articles that are free to access. A box on the front page of the site invites you to create customized updates
that are sent to you.
Mental health publications ...
The American Journal of Psychiatry
is the official journal of the American Psychiatric Association. The journal publishes findings that explore a full range of mental health topics, including diagnosis and treatment. While access to current issues requires a subscription fee, the AJP generously makes full-text articles from past issues available for free online.
The Journal of Abnormal Psychology
publishes research exploring abnormal behavior: its causes, changes, and correlates. JAP is a publication of the American Psychological Association, and subscription fees vary significantly for members of the APA and nonmembers. Pricing and membership information are available on the site.
Evidence-Based Mental Health
is a quarterly publication that informs health professionals of the advancements made in such areas of mental health as diagnosis, treatment, and etiology across various sectors of the population.
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