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ERIC Number: ED414538
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 13
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Preferred Psychological Internet Resources for Addressing Anxiety Disorders, Parenting Problems, Eating Disorders, and Chemical Dependency.
Morse, Laura; Doran, Matt; Simonin, Danielle; Smith, Allyson; Maloney, Colleen; Wright, Cara; Underwood, Michelle; Hoppel, Andrea; O'Donnell, Shannon; Chambliss, Catherine
Although the Internet offers information about psychological problems and support resources for behavioral health problems, the quality of this information varies widely. So as to offer guidance in this area, preferred sites pertaining to anxiety disorders, parenting problems, eating disorders, and chemical dependency were analyzed. A total of 365 web sites were evaluated, chosen randomly from the Internet. After reviewing the appropriate clinical literature for each of the problem areas being addressed, the nine raters assessed each site's potential as a psychological resource for those in need. After ratings were completed, raters selected the preferred sites. Three sites from each category are summarized here. The top sites for anxiety disorders exhibited various strengths, ranging from support ideas, to clarity, to evaluation, to encouragement. The three parenting sites were chosen due to their abundance of parenting resources and their many suggestions for obtaining further information. All three sites for eating disorders were rated as having the most complete coverage overall, providing comprehensive surveys of important topics within a search. The last category of sites, chemical dependency, offered a variety of services and information, including on-line 12-step meetings and user-friendly interfaces. (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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