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Contents of this page

Current Awareness
Databases / Links
Eating Disorders
Tests & Scales

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Selected Internet Resources –
Psychiatry & Psychology


bulletAlcohol Misuse Interventions: guidance on developing a local programme of improvement – Guidance is primarily targeted at chief executives, directors of PCTs and various partner organisations and individuals. DOH

bulletETOH – Alcohol problems database

bulletNational Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism – U.S.site

bulletNational Institute of Drug Abuse – U.S.site

bulletPrevline – National Clearing House for information on drug and alcohol addiction

bullet 2Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment : a research based guide – Published by the National Institute of Drug Abuse

bulletStrategy for Reducing Alcohol Related Harm -Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

bulletThe Management of Harmful Drinking and Alcohol Dependence in Primary Care – SIGN


Local Support
– Website of the Bedfordshire Drug Action team

CAN: Community drugs programme
26 Bromham Road,
MK40 2QD
Telephone 01234 354193

Health Link: Drug and alcohol advice
26-28 Bromham Road
MK40 2QD
Telephone 01234 270123


bulletDSM IV- TR

ICD-9 – Search for ICD-9 classification codes. Requires free registration


Current Awareness
bulletCurrent Topics in Psychology – Links compiled by Dr. M Fenichel

bulletPsychLinx – For current psychiatry news

Databases / Links

bulletMental Health Specialist Library – NHS Evidence

bulletPsychology Gateway – Intute


Eating Disorders

bulletEating Disorders: facts about eating disorders and the search for solutions – An overview of eating disorders, current treatment and research, from the National Institute of Mental Health

Guidelines, Law & Policies

bulletDelivering for Mental Health – Scottish Executive. This strategy focuses on the key elements of each part of a patient’s care pathway, and clarifies what is expected from clinicians to ensure the best care

bulletMental health policy implementation guide – DOH

bulletMisuse of Drugs Act 1971

National Institute for Mental Health in England Guidelines

bulletNational Service Framework for Mental Health

bulletNICE Mental Health and Behavioural Conditions Guidelines

bulletPromoting Mental Health. Strategy and Action Plan 2003 -2008 – outlines 30 actions towards an integrated approach which addresses the wider determinants of mental health and focuses particularly on inequalities. Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

bulletRelease – Release is the national centre of expertise on drugs and drugs law . It provides free and confidential specialist advice to the public and to professionals

bulletRoyal College of Psychiatrists Guidelines




Classics in the History of Psychology – Links to on-line documents Compiled by York University, Toronto 

bulletBritish Psychological Society

bulletMental Health Foundation – Provides information on problems, treatments and strategies for living with mental disease, as well as the latest news on mental health issues. U.K site

bulletNational Centre for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – Provides access to information and activities related to PTSD including the PILOTS database of PTSD literature

bullet 2National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) – U.S. Site
bulletRoyal College of Psychiatrists



bulletMental Health Dictionary – From the U.S. National Mental Health Information Center. Has links to publications and websites for most topics.

bulletPsychiatric Disorders – Merck Manual

bulletPsycoloquy – “Psycoloquy (ISSN 1055-0143) is a refereed international,interdisciplinary electronic journal sponsored by the American Psychological Association (APA) and indexed by APA’s PsycINFO and the Institute for Scientific Information. Psycoloquy publishes articles and peer commentary in all areas of psychology as well as cognitive science, neuroscience, behavioral biology, artificial intelligence, robotics/vision, linguistics and philosophy”

bulletRoyal College of Psychiatrists Seminar Series
Seminars in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (First edition)

Seminars in Old Age Psychiatry

Seminars in Practical Forensic Psychiatry

Seminars in Psychiatric Genetics

bulletStreet Terms :drugs and the drug trade – “The Street Terms database contains over 2,300 street terms that refer to specific drug types or drug activity.The database is used by police officers, parents, treatment providers and
others who require a better understanding of drug culture”


Bibliosleep – Contains sleep and sleep related papers

bulletNAPS ( New abstracts and papers in sleep) – a free weekly current alerting service for the sleep field

bulletSleep, Dreams and Wakefulness – This site hosts a bibliographic database containing over 50.000 publications on sleep research
for $15 per title
Tests & Scales

bulletBehavioural Tests and Measures in the Health Sciences – Guide from Yale University which describes major resources used to locate materials on psychological or behavioural questionnaires, surveys, measures, tools, scales and instruments as related to the health sciences

bulletCheckmate Plus
Rating Scales for ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Anxiety and Depressive Disorders, Autism, and other DSM-IV Disorders.
bulletFAQ / Finding Information about Psychological Tests

bulletLinks to Testing Related Sites – Compiled by the American Psychological Association

bulletRating Scales -List of psychiatric rating scales. Has links to electronic
versions where available

bulletTests and Measures in Social Sciences – Index of books in which a particular measure or test is to be found. Compiled by Helen Hough, University of Texas at Arlington Libraries

bulletTest Link – Includes an extensive library of 20,000 tests and measurement devices from the early 1900s to the present

bulletTest Reviews Online – Provides free information on about 4000 commercially available tests, over 2000 of which have been critically reviewed by the Buros Institute. Reviews may be purchased for $15 per title

Individual Tests & Scales

Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale

Green Insight Rating Scale (PoLIRIS 1)

Health of the Nation Outcome Scales [HoNOS]


Page last updated 19 July 2010