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Press Release: Mental Health in the Spotlight: New Study finds 50% of Americans will experience a Mental Health Disorder in Their Lifetime

November 6th, 2011 • 0 commentsFiled Under • by ABMN Staff

Filed Under: Press ReleasesPRWeb

BalancedMindz Inc announces the official launch of its new mental health website, balancedmindz.org. The site publishes cutting edge research and information related to the origins of mental illness, its diagnosis and treatment in addition to offering self-help tools, community forums, a therapist directory and more to a global audience in need of online access to mental health resources. Primary disorders covered include depression, anxiety and panic disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, ADHD/ADD, addiction, eating disorders, insomnia, and autism spectrum disorders.

Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) November 06, 2011

BalancedMindz Inc announces the official launch of its new mental health website, http://www.balancedmindz.org. The site publishes cutting edge research and information related to the origins of mental illness, its diagnosis and treatment in addition to offering self-help tools, community forums, a therapist directory and more to a global audience in need of online access to mental health resources. Primary disorders covered include depression, anxiety and panic disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, ADHD/ADD, addiction, eating disorders, insomnia, and autism spectrum disorders.

The website offers several disorder specific questionnaires plus a general questionnaire aimed at helping people determine if they have symptoms of a mental health disorder and could benefit from professional help. Dr. Maurine Porto, MD, one of the company’s co-founders, says “The questionnaires are proving to be quite popular, and over 2,500 people have already responded since we launched just a few weeks ago. We see this as a clear indication that people are seeking help online.”

Also receiving quite a bit of attention is the Therapist Finder (http://www.balancedmindz.org/therapists), a searchable directory of over 41,000 psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors and other mental health professionals in the U.S. and Canada offering visitors the ability to find help locally.

While BalancedMindz is clearly off to a favorable start, what’s most interesting is the promise of what is yet to come. The company is currently developing a platform to host online therapy sessions (eTherapy) between patients and mental health professionals as well as a Q&A service to answer specific mental health questions. “We are, as you know, developing new methods for addressing mental health disorders on the web. Our first iteration involves information plus some preliminary diagnostic tools, but through the evolution of our eTherapy and Q&A services we hope to ultimately change the way mental healthcare is delivered throughout the globe,” says another co-founder Edward Mohebi.

With grand intentions and a laser focus on mental health, this is a company to watch.

**STUDY SOURCE: Medical News Today

 

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