Other useful links

The following links were proposed by Psychiatric Trainees for Psychiatric Trainees using the EFPT Survey “Information Technology in Psychiatry – A European Trainee Perspective” by Guillaume FAVRE for the 19th EPA on 15th March 2011.

The EFPT assumes no responsability for the links and all Trainees are welcomed to submit links to itsecretary@efpt.eu

Presentation of Guillaume Favre


* Health On the NET HON (quality certified websites search) http://www.hon.ch/HONsearch/Pro/medhunt.html

WRAPIN – HON tool (Worldwide online Reliable Advice to Patients and Individuals) http://services.hon.ch/cgi-bin/Wrapin/ClientWrapin.pl?langue=ENG

Article search

Pubmed www.pubmed.org

Pubmed tutorials http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/disted/pubmedtutorial/

* LigerCat (pre-search for pubmed, greatly improved the pubmed experience) http://ligercat.ubio.org/

Science Direct www.sciencedirect.com

Google Scholar (articles, citations) http://scholar.google.com/


bibme: Free online Bibliography Maker www.bibme.org


American Psychiatric Association www.psych.org

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry www.aacap.org/cs/residents

Cochrane Library (accurate,evidence-based, trustable) www.thecochranelibrary.com

Tutorials to learn how to use Cochrane http://olabout.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-397512.html

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence NICE http://guidance.nice.org.uk/Topic/MentalHealthBehavioural

General sites

Medscape (free, smartphone friendly, up to date, understandable)  www.medscape.org/psychiatry

eMedecine Psychiatry (free, comprehensive) http://emedicine.medscape.com/psychiatry

Uptodate (expensive, up to date, high quality) www.uptodate.com

* Webicina Practicing Medicine in the web 2.0 era (very good review about resources about psychiatry) www.webicina.com/psychiatry/

Epocrates (free and paid versions, smartphone friendly) www.epocrates.com


Neuroskeptic, Cerebellum and Sebrainstian http://neuroskeptic.blogspot.com/

Mind Hacks www.mindhacks.com

Frontier Psychiatrist, Mental illness for the masses http://frontierpsychiatrist.co.uk/

Neurobonkers.com (a Humorous Dose of Psychology and Science: Serve Ice Cold With A Pinch of Salt)


Core Psych Blog (“Dr Charles Parker reports on core brain and body science: psychiatry and mind evolve”) http://www.corepsychblog.com/

* Shrink Rap (a blog by Psychiatrists for Psychiatrists)  http://psychiatrist-blog.blogspot.com/

My Three Shrinks http://mythreeshrinks.com/

The Amazing World of Psychiatry: A Psychiatry Blog http://theamazingworldofpsychiatry.wordpress.com/

Neurosconscience (Researching Brain Plasticity, Cognitive Neuroscience, and Cognitive Science) http://neuroconscience.com/

[citation needed] …and a clue would also be helpful www.talyarkoni.org/blog/

Neurophilosophy scienceblogs.com/neurophilosophy/

Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry: A Closer Look http://clinpsyc.blogspot.com/

The Neuroshrink News, ideas, and (hopefully) insights from the world of neuropsychiatry http://neuroshrink.com/

Dr Grumpy in the House (humor) http://drgrumpyinthehouse.blogspot.com/

Psych Gripe (Critiques and rants about the culture of psychopathology in the 21st century) http://psychgripe.blogspot.com/

h-madness (This blog follows the history of psychiatry) http://historypsychiatry.wordpress.com/


Research Forum www.schizophreniaforum.org


* Drug interactions www.drugs.com/drug_interactions.php 

RxList The Internet Drug Index (about drugs prescription, interactions, general information on drugs) www.rxlist.com 

* Crazymeds (nice and unconventional site on drugs) www.crazymeds.us/

* Epocrates (free and paid versions, identification of pills, smartphone friendly) www.epocrates.com


Motivational Interview www.motivationalinterview.org/


Center and Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Addictions http://casaa.unm.edu/mimet.html


ICD 10 http://apps.who.int/classifications/apps/icd/icd10online/

DSM IV-R http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DSM-IV_Codes

Somatic emergencies

* Common Simple Emergencies www.ncemi.org/cse/contents.htm 

Articles aggregators

* Journal WATCH (good quality reviews of most important article from main journals, 49$/yr) www.jwatch.org

Amedo sends you a free weekly mail with the abstracts of articles of your interests www.amedeo.com

MDLinx, 5 minutes to stay current (registration for customized summary email)  www.mdlinx.com/psychiatry/registration.cfm

Patient self-help

Patient.co.UK (leaflets and general informations) http://www.patient.co.uk/display/16777226/

* The Royal College of Psychiatrists (leaflet for patients in multiple languages, podcasts, good quality) http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/

* Functional and Dissociative Neurological Symptoms: a patient’s guide http://www.neurosymptoms.org/ – a great resource for functional symptoms, their patient information leaflets are superb


* Dropbox (easy setup of multiplatform intranet, free 2GB, smartphone friendly, backup) www.dropbox.com

* Google groups (easy setup of mailing list, free, no ads) http://groups.google.com

Free applications for Mac http://opensourcemac.org/

Free applications for PC http://lifehacker.com/#!5548767/lifehacker-pack-2010-our-list-of-essential-windows-downloads


* Google doc (using forms, free) http://docs.google.com/

Surveymonkey (free version with 10 questions and 100 responses, paid version) http://surveymonkey.net

Powerpoint presentations

* Slide World (huge quantity of powerpoint presentations about medicine) www.slideworld.org

Google search for powerpoint file – add filetype:ppt to the google search

Zipcast (1-click online meeting with uploading of own’s slides) http://www.slideshare.net/zipcast


Video Journal of psychiatry (Irish, registration needed) http://www.vjpsych.ie/

The Doctor’s Channel Psychiatry (internet TV) http://www.thedoctorschannel.com/specialty/26.html

Institute of Psychiatry podcasts  http://www.iop.kcl.ac.uk/podcast/ public lectures and events at the Institute of Psychiatry, this includes, the popular Maudsley Debates series

Full text journal articles

Free Medical Journals in Psychiatry http://www.freemedicaljournals.com/fmj/IP_PSYCH.HTM

Free articles in Psychiatry http://highwire.stanford.edu/lists/freeart.dtl

Directory of Open Access Journals in Psychia