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As far as the therapy is concerned, it would be wise to see a professional, be it either a psychologist or a psychiatrist. "It is a well known fact that the Internet, writes Toby Lester in the Atlantic Monthly, is chaotic and on-line therapists may not always come out in their true colors. You must always look for the "Mental Health Net" imprint on them, which is an organization dedicated to scaring away any sharks roaming the murky waters of the Net, hunting down innocent victims who are in need of psychiatric advice."
"Mental Health Net” is an organization under the umbrella of which any serious attempt of the kind in the Net is sheltered. It operates in some sort of way as an organization that grants quality accreditation as far as the efficiency of the services provided in the concerned field. It sets itself as the fullest encyclopedia in the fields of psychiatry and psychology. It is part of a non-profitable corporation operating under the supervision of the state of Ohio. Set up in September 1999, by the Canadian psychiatrists Dr. Philip Long and Brian Chow. Today, it is being supervised by a team of eminent physicians, who make up its Board of Directors and as they have declared in their goals set forth in public, "the company wishes to offer free services all over the world and to look into the opportunities provided to psychiatry by Media as novel as the Internet.
They claim that 'Internet Mental Health" may cater to the needs of all those interested in mental health. It can offer its services to doctors, patients who wish to know more about their illnesses, their families and friends, psychiatry students and so on.
Information on 52 mental disorders are provided by the Web site, therapy instructions, (the fact that they have to be applied by professional therapists being continuously stressed), magazine and newspaper articles on psychology and mental disorders, as well as a guide to other Internet sites connected with psychiatry and psychology.
If you are interested in psychology or would like to run some psychology tests (God only knows what one might be suffering from) you can click on the following addresses:
the address of the American Psychiatric Association is: http://www.psych.org