Below are listed a few links to sister disorders of bipolar disorder.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- All About Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - Here is a nice, compact synopsis of OCD that provides a better than average introduction to the illness.
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
- BPD Central - This is a very good site for finding information on BPD and for making connections or seeking support. I recommend it to you.
- BPD Resources in Cyberspace -Just another easy-access part of the America Online site above.
- Borderline Personality Disorder - Another excellent source to get you started on your research.
Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
- Suggested Diagnostic Criteria For Attention Deficit Disorder In Adults - By Edward M. Hallowell, MD and John J. Ratey, MD - If you think you might be ADD/ADHD blessed, go check out this short 20 question evaluative aid. Before you go, remember this: Don't self-diagnose! If you fit the profile in your mind, make sure you also turn out to fit the profile in the mind of a qualified practitioner before thinking you've found the definitive cause for all your troubles.
- NAMI - Information on ADHD from the National Association for the Mentally Ill - There's always really good information on this site.
- LD Online - From the National Information Center for Children and Youth With Disabilities - This is a Washington, DC briefing paper (1994) on children with disabilities, especially ADD/ADHD.
- LD Online - ADHD: National Institute of Mental Health Decade of the Brain booklet - This is an excellent introduction to the disorder and some of it's possible causes.
- Dr. Ivan's Form Surveys for Adult ADD -- If you've not heard of Dr. Ivan Goldberg before, then you really *must* visit Depression Central and see what a terrific resource he's created for folks. These forms are used by him in his practice to aid in identifying adults with ADD.
- The linkages of LD, Literacy, Poverty and the Use of Social Services -- Key Note Address By: Steve Reder, Portland State University - Dr. Reder's findings in the area of LD and literacy were stark. He determined that LD greatly impacted a persons ability to get and keep employment, and to earn what is
considered a livable wage. He also found that persons with LD used public
assistance at greater rates than did the general population.
- Antianxiety and Sleeping Medications -- Another excellent article from the AMI/FAMI site. This information is very comprehensive but does contain a goodly amount of medical terminology in it.Perhaps for the slightly advanced researcher.