Hypochondriasis Resources, Support and References
Hypochondriasis Support Groups
As long as the patient is persistent with the feelings that they are experiencing, hypochondriasis is unlikely to go away. However, there are various groups that will constantly provide support to hypochondriacs and their families. The aim of these groups is to educate and inform patients about hypochondriasis.
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
NIMH is the biggest scientific organization focused on conducting research about information, treatment, and prevention of mental health disorders as well as the promotion of mental health.
American Psychiatric Association
The American Psychiatric Association has more than 38,000 member physicians all over the United States. Its primary mission is to promote the highest quality of care for individuals with mental illnesses.
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Established in 1979, NAMI is the biggest grassroots organization for people with mental disorders as well as their families. It has branches in every American state and in over 1,100 local communities.
Mental Health America
Established in 1909 by Clifford Beers, a former psychiatric patient, Mental Health America is geared towards educating individuals with mental illnesses and their families. It likewise aims to reduce obstacles to mental health treatment and services.
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