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Web Sites Worth Watching
Psychiatric Services 1999; doi:
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Psychiatric Services offers a monthly listing of mental-health-related Web sites and other sites of interest. The list will change monthly as new sites are identified, existing sites add new features, and different categories of sites are included. We'd like maintaining the list to be an interactive process, so tell us about your favorite sites or what you'd like to be able to find on the Web. You can reach us by e-mail at psjournal@psych.org.

American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry—www.adolpsych.org Besides contact information for the society's staff, the Web site provides news, annual meeting details, a calendar of events, and general information on what the society does and how to become a member.

The National Membership Committee on Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work—www.nmcop.org The site includes a summary of the committee's goals and purposes, contact information for executive committee members, a membership application, an on-line newsletter, and results of the committee's 1998 member survey on current and suggested activities.

International Psychogeriatric Association—www.ipa-online.org/ ipaonline/ Currently spotlights the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease and provides a separate guide to the diagnosis and assessment of the disorder. Also provides an on-line educational package about the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia.

Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association—www.apna.org/japna.htm The official publication of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association offers abstracts and selected text on line, from the January 1995 issue to the most current issue. The site also includes information for authors and subscription information.

AEGIS—www.aegis.com AEGIS, begun in 1990 under the auspices of the Sisters of St. Elizabeth of Hungary, a small religious community in California, has grown into the world's largest Web site on HIV/AIDS, connecting more than 32,000 electronic bulletin boards in 66 countries. Its home page features news reports on HIV/AIDS from major media around the world. The site also offers a key topics section, with basic information for newly infected persons; a reference section, with statistics and a glossary of HIV/ AIDS terms; a law library; and articles from AIDS-related publications.

Senate Special Committee on Aging—www.senate.gov/~aging/ The site lists the senators who are on the committee, provides a statement on the committee's jurisdiction, and offers a list of upcoming activities. Information on legislation and a list of the committee's publications are also provided.

Medscape—www.medscape.com Provides health professionals with integrated multispecialty medical information and educational opportunities. Users may choose a personal Medscape home page from an assortment of specialty sites. Daily medical news and features are also offered.

NIH Word on Health—www.nih.gov/news/wordonhealth/home.htm Free consumer health information service from the National Institutes of Health, based on current NIH research.

Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse—www.tcada.state.tx.us/ This comprehensive state-run site includes research reports, technical assistance for treatment providers, media advisories, funding information, a list of frequently asked questions about drug abuse, and a link to the Texas Addiction Technology Transfer Center.

Sam & Rose Stein Institute for Research on Aging—medschool. ucsd.edu/sira/ This nonprofit, nongovernment-sponsored research unit consists of 61 faculty members from the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine. Their Web site includes information on program staff, residency opportunities, and grants, as well as a newsletter and a list of the program's public lecture series.

American Psychiatric Association—www.psych.org The site offers a list of international psychiatric organizations by country, a catalog of documents that are available by fax, and a new page on psychiatric response to disaster.

American Psychiatric Publishing Group—www.psychiatryonline.org All visitors may view article abstracts,information for contributors, and tables of contents from APPG journals. Full text of each journal is available to psychiatryonline subscribers and to others for a limited time.

American Psychiatric Press Inc.—www.appi.org The current title of the month, The American Psychiatric Press Textbook of Psychiatry, Third Edition, is available at a discounted price. The site also includes a catalog of all of APPI's books and periodicals.




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