Anthony M. Kassir, M.D., A Professional Medical Corporation  

Spotlighted sites
Little bulletMedlinePlus: High quality information from the NIH.
Little bulletHealthyMinds: Mental Health Info from the APA
Little A useful new site on finding insurance, healthcare reform, and other topics.
Little bulletMaternalMentalHealth: OCPS Maternal Mental Health webpage: A useful listing of resources on maternal mental health.
Little bulletWebMD
Little bulleteMedicine (from WebMD) - high quality information
Little bulletMayo Clinic
Little bulletMedscape
Little bulletPostpartum Support International
Little bulletePocrates Drug Search: Look up drug information online.
Little is a good site for parents and students starting their first year of college
Little bulletPatient Literature Library has a wealth of info on a variety of health-related issues

Reputable nonprofit organizations for patients
Little bulletAmerican Psychiatric Association
Little bulletMental Health America (MHA)
Little bulletDepression and Bipolar Support Alliance (formerly NDMDA)
Little bulletNational Alliance for the Mentally Ill
Little bulletDBSA's Online screening for depression, mania, and anxiety
Little bulletAnxiety Disorders Association of America
Little bulletChildren and Adults with ADHD (CHADD)
Little bulletCalifornia Psychiatric Association
Little bulletOrange County Psychiatric Society
Little bulletMental Health Association of Orange County
Little bulletPostpartum Support International: For women with perinatal depression and anxiety disorders
Little bulletNational Eating Disorders Association
Little bulletInsight Meditation Society

Federal government sites
Little bulletInformation from the NIMH on a wide variety of mental illnesses
Little bulletCenters for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
Little from the US Department of Health and Human Services
Little bulletUS Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Little bulletPubMed: Search for information from Medline, life science journals, and online books
Little bulletFDA info on menopause, hormone replacement, and a variety of other women's health topics
Little bulletMEDLINEplus: Extensive medical information from the US NLM and NIH
Little bulletInformation on blood pressure from the NLM and NIH
Little bulletThe Drugs and Lactation Database provides useful information on medication and breastfeeding from the NIH. Also check out Motherisk.

Mental Health Parity and HealthCare Reform
Little bulletYou'll find information on these topics and links to other sites on Dr. Kassir's insurance page.

If money is tight
Little bulletPPARX: Patient Assistance Programs: Free or discounted medication
Little bulletMedication discounts for patients without Medicare or prescription drug coverage through Together Rx Access
Little bulletExtra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan costs. Under a new law, more people qualify.
Little bulletNeedyMeds offers a free drug discount card that can provide cost savings on prescription and over-the-counter drugs.

Other good resources
Little bulletAmerican Council for Headache Education
Little bulletHIV InSite
Little bulletKids Health
Little bulletMedHelp International
Little bulletHealthWeb: links to more health info
Little bulletAssociation for Transpersonal Psychology
Little bulletCME LLC (formerly Mental Health InfoSource). Geared mainly for physicians.
Little bulletInternet Mental Health
Little bulletAssociation for Transpersonal Psychology
Little bulletADDitude magazine for people with ADHD or ADD
Little bulletDSM-V development web site
Little bulletKabat-Zinn meditation CDs - recommended for stress reduction and well being. Consider starting with the Mindfulness for Beginners compact disc by Jon Kabat-Zinn.
Little bulletMotherisk - high quality information from the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto about medications during pregnancy and breastfeeding. See also The Drugs and Lactation Database.

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