Mental Illness Research Association, works to support research and education on psychiatric and brain-based disorders.
Information about Electro-Convulsive Therapy
On certain occasions, electroconvulsive therapy is recommended. Electroconvulsive therapy is a hospital-based procedure to treat treatment-resistant depression and, in some cases, mania. ECT has been used for many years and its techniques have been refined. This is a complicated procedure that has been controversial over the years, but when the proper patient selection is made, it can be a live-saving treatment.
We have the following link to the American Psychiatric Association's statement about ECT, which addresses basic questions about this procedure. The Rochester Center for Behavioral Medicine works with Crittenton Hospital, Henry Ford Hospital, William Beaumont Hospital, and the University of Michigan Hospital for patients who require ECT. Dr. Young would be happy to answer more questions about ECT at your visit.
ADHD Support Group in Metro Detroit
FAQ for ADD / ADHD in general
University of Michigan Medical School
Provides an all around good resource for information.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Organization that helps to improve the lives of those affected by mental illness. Educational & legislative information.
Mental Health Network
Mental health information. It is geared for both the professional and consumer.
Sponsored by The ALZA Corporation. The ALZA Corporation makes the new long-acting methylphenidate Concerta. This site offers the reader a great deal of information on ADHD and related topics.
American Psychological Association
Professionals & public. Search engine indexes National Institute of Mental Health.
American Psychiatric Association
Site for professionals. Some good self-help information for consumer.
Project Chessed works to connect uninsured Jewish adults to providers within the community that are willing to provide services at no cost to the patient. Dr. Young is a Project Chessed provider.
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, is a wonderful organization offering support to individuals, parents, teachers, and professionals whose lives are impacted by ADHD. CHADD has more than 200 chapters throughout the country.
Attention Deficit Disorder Association, is a great resource for individuals with ADHD (and their support systems) to educate themselves, network, seek out ADHD professionals, and learn of upcoming events within the ADHD community.
Dr. Joel L. Young is listed at AllTherapist.com