American Psychological Association (link opens in new window) – The APA Website search allows professionals to search for articles and information on a variety of disorders. Much of the information is available free of charge; some parts of the site charge either a one-time or per-use fee to view.
Depression (link opens in new window) – The Depression and Related Affective Disorders Association works with the Dept. of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University Medical School and is sponsored by providers, family members and patients dealing with depression or manic-depressive illness. Contains articles and a library of resources.
Expert Consensus Guideline (link opens in new window) – Written by the mental health professionals responsible for the DSM IV. Contains treatment guidelines for different disorders.
The Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement Article (link opens in new window) – Article presents step-by-step guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of major depression, panic disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder. Provided by independent, non-profit organization ICSI, which provides healthcare quality improvement to 27 medical groups and is sponsored by by five Minnesota health plans -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, HealthPartners and Medicare are primary sponsors.
National Institute of Mental Health (link opens in new window) – Links to information for practitioners, including up-to-date information on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevalence of mental disorders and hand-outs for patients.