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PTSD Today Newsletter - for those with ptsd. Information, links to information on the internet, interesting news, emotional support, new book information and any updated website information.

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Volumes 1 thorough 11 (1990 - 2000)


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Domestic Violence

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American Academy of Child and
Adolescent Psychiatry

3615 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20016
(202) 966-7300

Call or write for referral information about child and adolescent psychiatrists in your area. (A child psychiatrist is a physician with five additional years of training beyond medical school in child, adolescent and general psychiatry.)

American Counseling Association
801 N. Fairfax St., Suite 304
Alexandria, VA 22314
(800) 326-2642

Call or write for referral information about counselors in your area.

American Psychiatric Association
Public Affairs Office, Suite 501
1400 K St., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202) 682-6220; 202-682-6000

For referral information about psychiatrists in your area, call or write the APA Public Affairs office.

American Psychological Association
750 First St., N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 336-5800

Call or write for referral information about psychologists in your area.

Anxiety Disorders Association of America
11900 Parklawn Dr., Suite 100
Rockville, MD 20852-2624
(301) 231-9350

Call or write to receive a list of mental health professionals who treat anxiety disorders and a list of self-help groups in your area. (Include $3.00 for postage and handling.)

Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy
305 Seventh Ave., 16th Floor
New York, NY 10001
(212) 647-1890

Call or write AABT to request a list of mental health professionals in your state who use behavior therapy and/or cognitive behavior therapy - forms of treatment that are usually goal-oriented, short-term, and drug free. Sent with it is the brochure “Guidelines for Choosing a Behavior Therapist.” AABT request $5.00 to cover its postage and handling costs.

Freedom From Fear
308 Seaview Ave.
Staten Island, NY 10305
(718) 351-1717

Call or write for a free newsletter on anxiety disorders and a referral list of treatment specialists.

Colonial Place Three
2107 Wilson Blvd., Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22201-3042
(800) 950-NAMI

For help in finding self-help groups, NAMI can provide phone numbers of state and regional chapters and affiliates in your area.

National Anxiety Foundation
3135 Custer Dr.
Lexington, KY 40517-4001
(606) 272-7166

NAF provides referrals to their members and other mental health professionals around the country. (Include $10.00 for postage and handling.)

National Association of Social Workers
Clinical Registrar Office
750 First St., N.E., Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20002-4241
(800) 638-8799

Call or write for referrals to qualified clinical social workers in your area.

National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association
730 N. Franklin, Suite 501
Chicago, IL 60610
(800) 826-3632

Call or write for a list of support groups in your area.

National Mental Health Association
1021 Prince St.
Alexandria, VA 22314-2971
(703) 684-7722 or (800) 969-NMHA

Call or write for a list of affiliate mental health organizations in your area who can provide resources and information about self-help groups, treatment professionals and community clinics. (Include $1.00 for postage and handling.)

National Panic/Anxiety Disorder News, Inc.
1718 Burgandy Pl
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 527-5738

Call or write for referral sources and contacts for support groups for many parts of the country.

Additional Self-Help Groups

The following lay organizations can provide additional referral information on national and local self-help groups. Several also provide monthly publications as well as guidelines and materials for starting a self-help group.

ABIL, Inc. (Agoraphobics Building Independent Lives)
3805 Cutshaw Ave.
Suite 415
Richmond, VA 23230
(804) 353-3964

Founded in 1986
National network of support groups


A.I.M. (Agoraphobics in Motion)
1719 Crooks St.
Royal Oak, MI 48067-1306
(248) 547-0400

Phobics Anonymous
P.O. Box 1180
Palm Springs, CA 92263
(619) 322-COPE

Founded in 1985
142 groups nationally

Recovery, Inc.
802 N. Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 337-5661

Founded in 1987
850 chapters nationally

Research Programs

The following institutions have treatment research programs and ongoing studies that are conducted with support from NIMH. Individuals with anxiety disorders, and their family members, may be eligible to participate in these studies.

University of California, Los Angeles
Anxiety Disorders Behavioral Program
Department of Psychology Franz Hall
Room A225, 405 Hilgard Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563
(310) 206-9191

NIMH Anxiety Disorders Clinic
National Institutes of Health
Clinical Center Building 10
4th Floor Outpatient Clinic
Bethesda, MD 20892-1368
(301) 496-4874

San Diego State University
Psychology Clinic
6363 Alvarado Ct. #103
San Diego, CA 92120
(619) 594-5134

The Johns Hopkins University
The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions Anxiety Disorders Clinic
600 N. Wolfe St.,
Meyer Room 115
Baltimore, MD 21287
(410) 955-5653

Yale Anxiety Disorder Research Center
Connecticut Mental Health Center
34 Park St., Room 269
New Haven, CT 06519
(800) 538-0284 (in CT)
(203) 789-6985

Boston University
Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders
648 Beacon St., 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02215-2015
(617) 353-9610

Yale University School of Medicine
West Haven VA Medical Center Psychiatry
116A2 950 Campbell Ave.
West Haven, CT 06516
(203) 932-5711

Harvard University
Department of Psychology
33 Kirkland St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 495-3853

University of Florida
Center for the Study of Emotion and Attention
P.O. Box 100165HSC
Gainesville, FL 32610
(352) 392-2439

University of Michigan
Anxiety Disorders Clinic Med Inn C435
1500 E. Medical Center Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0840
(313) 764-5348

University of Iowa
Psychiatry Outpatient
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
200 Hawkins Dr.
Iowa City, IA 52242-1000
(319) 353-6314

Wayne State University
Depression/Schizophrenia/Anxiety Studies
2751 E. Jefferson, Suite 200
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 993-3426

University of Pittsburgh
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
Anxiety Disorders Clinic
3811 O’Hara St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-2593
(412) 624-1000

University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Psychological Consultation Center
Department of Psychology
116 Lyman
Lincoln, NE 68588-0308
(402) 472-2351

Pennsylvania State University
Department of Psychology
The Stress and Anxiety Disorders Institute
541 Moore Building University
Park, PA 16802
(814) 863-6019

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Phobia, Stress, and Anxiety Clinic
Long Island Jewish Medical Center Hillside Hospital
75-59 263rd St.
Glen Oaks, NY 11004
(718) 470-8442

Brown University/Butler Hospital
700 Butler Dr. Duncan Building
Box G-BH
Providence, RI 02906
(401) 444-1900

Columbia University
New York State Psychiatric Institute
722 W. 168th St.
New York, NY 1003
(212) 960-2442
(212) 960-2438
(212) 960-2367

Medical University of South Carolina
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Clinical Research Division
171 Ashley Ave.
Charleston, SC 29425
(800) 369-5472

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Department of Psychology
Davie Hall CB3270
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270
(919) 962-5082

University of Texas, Austin
Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
2914 Kassarine Pass
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 404-9308

Wright State University School of Medicine
Anxiety and Affective Disorders Research Program
4100 W. Third St.
Dayton, OH 45428
(513) 267-5319

University of Texas Medical Branch
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-0429
(409) 772-0770

Kent State University
Department of Psychology
107A Kent Hall
Kent, OH 44242-0001
(330) 672-2266

University of Washington
Department of Psychiatry
Harborview Medical Center
325 9th Ave., Mail Stop 359911
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 731-3404

The Above Prepared by the Anxiety Disorders Education Program
National Institute of Mental Health
6001 Executive Boulevard, Rm. 8184 MSC 9663
Bethesda, MD 20892-9663

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
60 Revere Drive, Suite 500
Northbrook, IL 60062

National Center for PTSD
VA Medical Center (116D)
White River Junction, VT 05009

National Institute of Mental Health Public Inquiries
6001 Executive Blvd., Room 8184 MSC 9663
Bethesda, MD 20892-9663
FACTS ON DEMAND: 301-443-5158

U.S. Veterans Administration
Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences Services
810 Vermont Avenue, N.W., Room 990
Washington, DC 20410

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