Following is a list of freeware that provides tools and online resources for psychiatrists, psychologists, and other mental health professionals. To learn more about a particular item, click on the item name. To download a software product or visit an interactive web site, click on "download" or "view," respectively. But first, please read our disclaimer and permissions page if you haven't already done so.

Depression Self-Assessment
By Aetna InteliHealth, Inc.. This tool is based on the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CESD). The questions are easy to answer and cover most of the areas included in the diagnostic criteria for depression.

MayoClinic Depression Center
By Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. Find information on depression, including symptoms of depression, depression medication and depression treatment.

MayoClinic Mental Health Center
By Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. Get the basics, treatments, and control of mental disorders.

Medical Algorithms: Psychiatry
By Institute for Algorithmic Medicine. Contains medical algorithms (computation, formula, survey, or look-up tables) useful in psychiatry. In MS Excel.

Patient Information (by Medical Specialty)
By The University of Iowa. Patient information organized by medical specialty.

By Mark Myatt. The use of SOUNDEX codes provides an alternative to supplying surnames when confidentiality is required. This system is used by CDSC (the UK equivalent of CDC) for the HIV/AIDS Voluntary Confidential Reporting Scheme. Confidentiality is ensured as no SOUNDEX code is unique to a single surname. This makes it possible to share confidential data about (e.g.) sexually transmitted infections or psychiatric conditions without using surnames. SOUNDEX coding is suited to the public health surveillance of stigmatized diseases.

Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Psychiatry
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on psychiatry for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.

Workplace Violence: Health Care and Social Services Workers
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. View or download Powerpoint slides which provide an overview of the Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Health Care and Social Service Workers.

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