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ELA III: Mental Health Research

Topics to Consider

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Bipolar Disorder (formerly known as Manic Depression)
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders (including Anorexia, Bulimia, and others)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Personality Disorders 
  • Phobias
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Schizophrenia 

Ready to Research? Use the databases!

  • Click on Research in the toolbar above and then the Databases drop-down menu.
  • The most helpful ones will be the first and last links on the list: Resources in Context and EBSCO (Explora High School).

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Don't Forget to Cite!

  • To watch a video on how to use MyBib, click HERE.
  • For other sources, try My Bib to create your citation. 
  • Don't forget, database articles will provide the citation for you at the bottom of each article!
  • Take a look at this example Works Cited page.

Helpful Links

  1. National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI): The nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. A great site to get general information on a variety of disorders.
  2. American Psychiatric Association: The American Psychiatric Association is an organization of psychiatrists working together to ensure humane care and effective treatment for all persons with mental illness, including substance use disorders. A great site to get general information on a variety of disorders.
  3. Google Scholar: This site works just like google, but limits your search to academic resources.
  4. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM5): The handbook used by health care professionals in the United States and much of the world as the authoritative guide to the diagnosis of mental disorders. The DSM contains descriptions, symptoms, and other criteria for diagnosing mental disorders.

The citation for the DSM5 is:
American Psychiatric Association. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders : DSM-5. Arlington, Va., American Psychiatric Association, 2013.