Medicine in Social Media
Psychiatry in Social Media
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The number of mental health or psychiatry-related websites is constantly growing and it is getting harder to find relevant, reliable resources. We help you enter the Social media segment.

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Psychiatry Community Sites, FaceBook Groups and Forums



Community Sites and Forums


Doctors Lounge


  • Description: "Doctors Lounge is one of the most popular online medical resources for physicians, students and allied clinical professionals. It provides clinical information through multimedia tutorials and other study aids. Both patients and professionals can seek answers to medical questions via the public discussion boards, also known as the medical forums."
  • Quality: "Currently our content spans 20 medical specialties with over 20,000 pages of medical information. Our members have written over 10,000 medical articles and answered more than 30,000 medical questions. Our content is currently being taught in medical schools worldwide and is part of the student curriculum for medical students in two international medical schools."

Doctors Lounge Psychiatry Forum

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Student Doctor Network - Psychiatry Forum


  • Description: "The mission of SDN is to assist and encourage all students through the challenging and complicated healthcare education process."
  • Quality: "With over 200,000 members and well over 8 million posts, our community can answer practically any question you may have, from college through medical practice."

sdn psychiatry forum

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Inspire - Psychiatry Community


  • Description: An online community connecting patients with mental health concerns, and their caregivers, family and friends.
  • Quality: Sponsored by Mental Health America.

Inspire Psychiatry Community

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psychiatryRounds


  • Description: "Expert community for all mental health professionals."
  • Quality: Only medical professionals are encouraged to participate and only medical, education content is shared.

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FaceBook Groups


Facebook is a free social networking site where users can join groups. In these groups, members can post messages, interact with others or find relevant content. A few of the numerous psychiatry groups:




Psychopharmacology/Psychiatry Interest Group


  • Description and content: "This group is for all health professionals and students that deal with psychopharmacology or neuropharmacology, psychiatry and the like. This includes specialist pharmacists, doctors working in psychiatry, social workers, mental health nurses and psychologists. Where possible, please include references where stating facts or opinions, as you know, science or medicine is always evidence based."

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American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


  • Description and content: "The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is a non-profit, professional medical association dedicated to promoting mentally healthy children, adolescents and families through research, training, advocacy, prevention, comprehensive diagnosis and treatment, peer support and collaboration."

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Neuropsychiatry


  • Description and content: "Discussions of mental disorders is based in an interdisciplinary interaction of fields like neurology, physiology, psychiatry, psychology, patohology and so forth. Here you can post some comments about how to define, solve, treat disturbance of the mind behavior."

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Psychiatrists


  • Description and content: "In the coming decades psychiatry will undergo a revolution, a phase transition, this will be achieved when neural-computation and complex-systems-sciences will be introduced to the understanding of mental disorders. This group is for you, the psychiatrist of the future, for neuroscientists, for computer-engineers, physicist of complex system physics, mathematicians in this field, and other related professionals, psychologists, psychotherapists, social and occupational therapists."

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Association for Academic Psychiatry


  • Description and content: "The Association for Academic Psychiatry focuses on education in psychiatry at every level from the beginning of medical school through lifelong learning for psychiatrists and other physicians. It seeks to help psychiatrists who are interested in careers in academic psychiatry develop the skills and knowledge in teaching, research and career development that they must have to succeed."

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New York International Mental Health Interest Group


  • Description and content: "This is a group for trainees and faculty interested in global mental health, as a way to learn, share, and connect. Whatever your interest in global mental health (psychology, psychiatry, social work, nursing, anthropology, etc)"

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The Royal College of Psychiatrists on Facebook


  • Description and content: "This is the official Facebook group of the Royal College of Psychiatrists used primarily to communicate with the medical student and foundation doctor communities."

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American Psychiatric Association


  • Description and content: "The American Psychiatric Association is a national medical specialty society whose physician members specialize in diagnosis, treatment, prevention and research of mental illnesses including substance use disorders. The American Psychiatric Association promotes the highest quality care for individuals with mental disorders and their families; promotes psychiatric education and research; advances and represents the profession of psychiatry; and serves the professional needs of its membership."

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