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How to Choose a Psychologist
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The American Psychological Association - Presents clear guidelines for choosing a psychotherapist. The American Psychological Association - Presents clear guidelines for choosing a psychotherapist. Show less
Choosing the Right Mental Health Therapist
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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Mental Health Information Center - A comprehensive list of considerations for choosing a psychotherapist. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Mental Health Information Center - A comprehensive list of considerations for choosing a psychotherapist. Show less
Mental Health: Choosing a Doctor and Therapist
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Concise descriptions of the type of professionals that can help in your mental health care. Concise descriptions of the type of professionals that can help in your mental health care. Show less
Frequently Asked Questions: Treatments
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National Alliance on Mental Health - Suggestions on finding the right therapist, paying for treatment and more. National Alliance on Mental Health - Suggestions on finding the right therapist, paying for treatment and more. Show less
Fact Sheet: What Can I Do If I’m Unsatisfied with the Mental Health Care I’m Receiving?
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Mental Health America - Advice for patients unhappy with their mental health care provider. Mental Health America - Advice for patients unhappy with their mental health care provider. Show less
Medicare and Your Mental Health Benefits
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Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services - This is the official government booklet about mental health benefits for people with Original Medicare. It ...Show more Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services - This is the official government booklet about mental health benefits for people with Original Medicare. It includes information about benefits, prescription drug coverage, help for people with limited income and where to get the help you need. Show less
Consumer/Patient Information: Paying for Mental Health Services under Medicare
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Geriatric Mental Health Foundation - This site covers the intricacies of Medicare, Medigap, and prescription drug benefits. Geriatric Mental Health Foundation - This site covers the intricacies of Medicare, Medigap, and prescription drug benefits. Show less
How Does the New Mental Health Parity Law Affect My Insurance Coverage?
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The American Psychological Association - An article about the Wellstone-Domenici Parity Act which went into effect in January 2010 and requires private health insurance plans to provide equal coverage for mental and physical health. The American Psychological Association - An article about the Wellstone-Domenici Parity Act which went into effect in January 2010 and requires private health insurance plans to provide equal coverage for mental and physical health. Show less
Medicaid and Psychology
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The American Psychological Association - Answers to questions about Medicaid and how it works. The American Psychological Association - Answers to questions about Medicaid and how it works. Show less
State Mental Health Resources for California [PDF]
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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Mental Health Information Center - This guide lists mental health and substance abuse ...Show more Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Mental Health Information Center - This guide lists mental health and substance abuse support services in California. Includes the state-level mental health, substance abuse, protection and advocacy, family support, and Medicaid and Medicare services agencies, and other advocacy groups. Show less
Fact Sheet: How Do I Find a Local Support Group?
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Mental Health America - A listing of specialized support group resources and hot-line numbers. Mental Health America - A listing of specialized support group resources and hot-line numbers. Show less
Fact Sheet: How Do I Find Treatment?
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Mental Health America - Lists of community services, ways to find referrals to individual providers, and national organizations. Mental Health America - Lists of community services, ways to find referrals to individual providers, and national organizations. Show less
Depression
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MedlinePlus - A comprehensive overview and links to resources from Medline Plus. MedlinePlus - A comprehensive overview and links to resources from Medline Plus. Show less
Depression Resources
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Cleveland Clinic - A printable list of national associations. Cleveland Clinic - A printable list of national associations. Show less
Medicines and You: A Guide for Older Adults
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration - Suggestions regarding the safe use of medicines, including questions to ask your doctor, and tips on how to cut medici...Show more U.S. Food and Drug Administration - Suggestions regarding the safe use of medicines, including questions to ask your doctor, and tips on how to cut medicine costs. Check out the whole section of the FDA website devoted to consumers for other useful articles and resources, including how to report a bad reaction to a medicine, and how to protect yourself from health fraud. Show less
SeniorNet and Dr. Terrie Wurzbacher
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Ten Things Every Senior Should Know - Doctors and patients can sometimes be on different wavelengths. This article provides practical tips on how to prepare for an effective medical appointment. Ten Things Every Senior Should Know - Doctors and patients can sometimes be on different wavelengths. This article provides practical tips on how to prepare for an effective medical appointment. Show less
Online Health Information: Can You Trust It?
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National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health - Tips for finding reliable health information. National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health - Tips for finding reliable health information. Show less
MedlinePlus Guide to Healthy Web Surfing
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Medline Plus - Excellent guidelines for evaluating web resources for the consumer. Medline Plus - Excellent guidelines for evaluating web resources for the consumer. Show less
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