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National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

The National Center for PTSD is a program of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The Center has 7 Divisions across the country and carries out a broad range of activities in research, education, and training on traumatic stress and PTSD. Advancing science and promoting understanding of traumatic stress, the NCPTSD works to understand, prevent, diagnose, and treat PTSD in veterans and others following exposure to traumatic stress. NCPTSD cooperates with other agencies and organizations concerned with the impact of traumatic events on mental health. A variety of information resources, for both the general public and health professionals, are produced and disseminated by the Center. See the NCPTSD website for further information.

Review Date: September 19, 2011

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NIH National Institute of Mental Health -NIMH

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), a component of the National Institutes of Health, seeks to reduce the burden of mental illness and behavioral disorders through research on the mind, brain, and behavior. NIMH provides a wide range of information based on that research. Publications are available through the NIMH Web site or by calling the NIMH information center for information and to order publications.

Review Date: July 26, 2011

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Anxiety and Depression Association of America

Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA), a nonprofit organization, was founded in 1980. The Association is dedicated to educating the public and professionals about the nature of phobias and anxiety disorders and their treatment, as well as assisting people in locating treatment in their area. ADAA serves as a national clearinghouse for information on resources and referrals and helps in the exchange of information and ideas on phobia and related anxiety disorders treatment. The organization answers inquiries, provides reference services, provides information on research in progress, and conducts an annual national conference with workshops. ADAA is supported by membership dues from its over 1,000 members, contributions, grants, and the sale of materials.

Review Date: February 05, 2009

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International Paruresis Association

The goals of this nonprofit organization are to: educate the public on the nature of paruresis (often referred to as Pee-Shy, Shy-Bladder, Bashful Bladder, etc.); help those afflicted with paruresis overcome the stigma, embarrassment, and isolation associated with it; serve as an information clearinghouse and a resource center for treatment referrals; offer paruresis recovery workshops; facilitate the establishment of support or self-help groups across the world; promote research to help identify the most clinically effective treatments; accurately assess the epidemiology and incidence of paruresis; uncover the etiology (ies) of paruresis; and pursue other activities consistent with these purposes.

Review Date: September 16, 2010

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Mental Health America

Mental Health America (formerly known as the National Mental Health Association) is the country’s leading nonprofit dedicated to helping all people live mentally healthier lives. With our more than 320 affiliates nationwide, we represent a growing movement of Americans who promote mental wellness for the health and well-being of the nation – everyday and in times of crisis.

Review Date: June 13, 2011

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