The mission of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is to promote the healthy development of children, adolescents, and families through advocacy, education, and research, and to meet the professional needs of child and adolescent psychiatrists throughout their careers.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has pulled together posters, fact sheets, family guides, and other materials for patients with ADHD and their families.
The Healthfinder site from the US Department of Health and Human Resources has links to numerous online sources of information.
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders and has a mission to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.They have assembled overview materials on ADHD and related resources.
The mission of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) is to ensure that health professionals, patients and their care providers, governments, and public world-wide have the educational and research resources that are essential in understanding, diagnosing, and treating persons with epilepsy.
Epilepsy Canada is a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the quality of life for persons affected by epilepsy through promotion and support of research and facilitation of education and awareness initiatives that build understanding and acceptance of epilepsy.
A link to the NHS patient website on epilepsy. This page provides a wealth of information on the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy, as well as the various options available to patients through the NHS. There is also a forum where individuals can connect with others who are affected by epilepsy.
The epilepsy society is the leading national epilepsy medical charity in the United Kingdom. The goal of the epilepsy society is to help everyone affected by epilepsy through cutting edge research, awareness campaigns and expert care.
Epilepsy action is a United Kingdom-based organization that campaigns to raise the standards of care for epilepsy through contact with doctors, nurses, social workers, government and other organizations. They also work to improve support for children and young people with epilepsy and publish a number of magazines including Epilepsy Today, Epilepsy Professional, and Seizure – the European Journal for Epilepsy.
The mission of the epilepsy foundation is to stop seizures and SUDEP, find a cure and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy through efforts including education, advocacy and research to accelerate ideas into therapies.
A very helpful website with information for patients, families, and healthcare providers. This site provides information on everything from the basics of epilepsy to cutting-edge research in the field. This is an excellent reference for anyone interested in epilepsy.
The American Epilepsy Society (AES) promotes research and education for professionals dedicated to the prevention, treatment and cure of epilepsy.
The National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) is the primary supporter of basic and clinical research of neurologic conditions in the United States. The NINDS is a continuing supporter of research on Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation (TNS), and NeuroSigma is extremely grateful for their interest in this exciting new therapy for epilepsy.
The International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE) was founded in Rome in 1961, and is the international umbrella body for national epilepsy associations. The mission of the IBE is to improve the quality of life for all people with epilepsy and those who care for them.
This page provides links to various epilepsy organizations throughout the globe. This page is useful resource for patients and caregivers all over the world who are looking to connect with their local epilepsy support network.
Epilepsy Talk is an informational blog written by Phylis Feiner Johnson, a professional copywriter and a woman who has lived with epilepsy for 20 years. Written from the heart, the blog aims to increase awareness and knowledge about epilepsy.
The European Depression Association (EDA) is an alliance of organisations, patients, researchers, and healthcare professionals from 19 countries across Europe. The mission of the EDA is to raise awareness of depression and promote patients' rights, improve depression healthcare and treatment, and help with EU policy development in the area of depression.
Mental Health Europe (MHE) is an advocate for the well-being and mental health of citizens throughout the European Union. The site provides up-to-date information on the key challenges in mental health treatment and policy, as well as access to a network of organizations concerned with mental health throughout Europe.
A link to the NHS patient website on depression. This page provides a wealth of information of symptoms of depression and the various treatment options available to patients through the NHS. There is also a patient forum where individuals can connect with others affected by depression.
Depression Alliance is the leading United Kingdom charity for people with depression. Their goal is to relieve and prevent depression and the people who are affected by it. They maintain a wide range of publications covering the various aspects of depression, and provide guidance to people who need it most. Patients may also access a database of local self-help groups throughout the United Kingdom.
Depression UK is a national self-help organization that helps people cope with their depression. Depression UK promotes mutual support between individuals affected by depression, and encourages self-help, recovery, and personal growth. Depression UK issues a newsletter up to six times a year, and maintains contact with independent depression groups so patients can seek help in their local area.
A link to the Royal College of Psychiatrists webpage on depression. There are a number of free books and leaflets for patients and their families that cover all aspects of the diagnosis and treatment of depression.
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the arm of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the United States that focuses on research and education for psychiatric disorders. This site provides information for both patients and healthcare professionals on the diagnosis and treatment of depression, as well as the latest scientific advancements in the field.
The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) provides hope, help, support and education to improve the lives of people who have mood disorders.