This category is concerned with disorders, conditions and syndromes in the mental health area listed by type and with mental health support groups.
This area contains many sub-categories. Please be sure to review them first before submitting.

Sites in languages other than English must be submitted to the appropriate World categories from the Open Directory Main page.

Includes sites dealing with a psychological adjustment disorder, which is characterized by the development of emotional and/or behavioral symptoms in response to a specific stressor or stressors within the environment.
Anxiety has been defined as a feeling of fear, dread, or apprehension that arises without a clear or appropriate real-life justification. Some authorities differentiate anxiety from true fear in that the latter is experienced in response to an actual threat or danger, such as those to one's physical safety. Anxiety, on the other hand, may arise in response to apparently innocuous situations, or may be out of proportion to the actual degree of the external stress. Generally, intense, persistent, or chronic anxiety that is not justified in response to real-life stresses, and that interferes with the individual's functioning, is regarded as a manifestation of mental disorder. Anxiety is a symptom in many mental disorders, including schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorders, post-traumatic stress disorders, and so on, but in phobias and other anxiety disorders proper, anxiety is the primary (and frequently the only) symptom. Panic disorder (PD) is a common condition, the cardinal features of which are attacks of unexpected, severe anxiety, accompanied by physical symptoms like palpitations, a choking sensation, tingling, dizziness, and fear of dying or "going crazy".
Please submit only sites related to Anxiety and Panic to this category. Check the many sub-categories before submitting to the main category, to find the most appropriate place to list.

See Health/Mental Health/Disorders for the following: ADD and ADHD, Addiction and Recovery, Alcoholism, Anxiety and Panic, Autism, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Childhood Disorders, Depression, Eating Disorders, Hypochondria, Multiple Personality, Munchausen Syndrome, Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Other Disorders, Phobias, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Schizophrenia, Self Injury, Suicide, Trichotillomania.

These are online communities or meeting places which provide information and support to members sharing a common experience such as a condition or disease, or a care-giving role. Message boards, mailing lists, chat rooms and moderated forums may be found here.
Sites listed here will represent support networks which exist only on the internet, and will focus on more than one mental health disorder. Please look for a more specific subcategory if your site is concerned with only one disorder.
Sites submitted to this category must provide general information for parents on or about ADD and/or ADHD in children.

Clinical articles and research, treatment information, personal pages, or support groups should be suggested to the appropriate subcategory. Submitting them here will only delay possible listing.

Sites that include information about these disorders in adults should be suggested to /Neurodevelopmental/ADD_and_ADHD.

Contains link pages and directories to a variety of disorders, or to disorder resources.
Sites and categories listed include sites which deal with this disorder characterized by a disruption in the normal functioning of consciousness, identity, memory, or the world around her / him.
Please submit sites that are content-rich in the area of MPD, DID, and closely-related issues. Note that there are other categories for incest-related sites, general trauma sites, and so forth: hunt around and make sure you are in the right category, and PLEASE ONLY SUBMIT TO ONE.

There are sub-categories here for support groups, webrings, personal experiences of DID survivors, and organizations. Look around, and decide which is the most closely related to your site. And thanks for submitting!

Anorexia, bulimia, compulsive overeating, and other eating disorders.
Please, do not submit:

*Pro-Anorexia sites, or any sites that glorify and promote the disease

*Sites selling a product or products

Factitious disorder is a formal (DSM-IV) mental health diagnosis in which people deliberately exaggerate, fabricate, or induce physical or psychological health problems in themselves in order to get attention for themselves or gain some other form of internal gratification. Munchausen Syndrome is sometimes described as one sub-type of factitious disorder; others say it is another name for this disorder. Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy (also addressed here) is a pattern of abusive behavior in which a caretaker deliberately exaggerates, fabricates, or induces physical and/or psychological health problems in another person. This pattern of behavior manifests as physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, or a combination. The primary purpose of this behavior is to gain some form of internal gratification (such as attention) for the perpetrator.
Contains sites and sub categories for disorders in which a person acts on a certain impulse, that is potentially and knowingly harmful to him or her, but they cannot resist it.
Please submit English language sites that are related to Self Injury issues and concerns.

Body Modification is for information regarding that practice and philosophy, and appropriate sites should be submitted there.

World is for sites in languages other than English.

Contains sites and categories related to these mental disorders also referred to as affective disorders, which is a persistent or episodic exaggeration of mood state.
Please use a specific subcategory if appropriate.
Sites submitted to this category must provide general information on or about ADD and/or ADHD.

Clinical articles and research, treatment information, personal pages, or support groups should be suggested to the appropriate subcategory. Submitting them here will only delay possible listing.

Information about this disorder in children for parents, teachers, and caregivers should be suggested to /Child_and_Adolescent/ADD_and_ADHD.

Sites and categories within this area relate to this disorder which is described as an inflexible and pervasive enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior that deviates markedly from the expectations of the individual's culture. This leads to clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.
Please submit only sites that pertain to various types of personality disorders to this area.

Sites about a specific disorder should be submitted to the proper subcategory instead.

Sites submitted to this area must be in English. Non-English sites should be submitted to a World category instead.

No sites will be listed at this level. Please find the most appropriate subcategory linked from here.
The Health/Mental_Health/Disorders/Resources category is for sites with resources and information about more than one disorder. This category includes, forums, articles, and comprehensive sites.
Submit sites that belong to a specific disorder to the appropriate category.
Schizophrenia is an often-misunderstood brain disease that affects about 1% of the population worldwide. Symptoms can include, but are not limited to: delusions, hallucinations, disorganized thinking and speech, and bizarre or inappropriate behavior.
Please submit only sites containing information regarding Schizophrenia to this category.
A mental health disorder where there are clear and present physical symptoms that are suggestive of a somatic disorder, but where there is no detectable organic damage or neurophysiological dysfunction.
Suicide (from Latin sui caedere, to kill oneself) is the act of intentionally ending one's own life; it is sometimes a noun for one who has committed, or attempted the act.
Please submit only sites that are in English to this area. Non-English sites need to be submitted to a proper World category instead.

Sites about the prevention of suicide are included here, as well as any that discuss the mental health issues around the topic of suicide. If the focus of the site is on other issues surrounding suicide, such as pros and cons, ethics, morality, or effect on society, it belongs in Society/Death/Suicide.