Columbia Psychiatry

A great guide to the clinical services, research trials, and experts opinions at the Columbia University Department of Psychiatry. Find top notch treatment, cutting edge clinical trials, and expert opinions. From the DSM to advanced neuroimaging, psychoanalysis to receptor mapping, Columbia Psychiatry is world class. Visit site →

Local Harvest

The website is a great resource for finding farmers’ markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area. Visit site →

The Office of Dietary Supplements, National Institutes of Health

Wondering about the latest research on vitamin B6 or possible side effects of taking milk thistle? When I have a question about supplements, this is my first stop. Visit site →

Eatwild

Jo Robinson’s site is a great resource for finding local, grassfed, organic food near you —just click on your state for a list of farms. Her site is packed with news, facts, and products to explore. If you’re hunting for some basic information on pasture-based farming and food, you’ll probably find it there Visit site →

Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch

Seafood is brain food. But worries of mercury, toxins, and sustainability often make people worry. Find all your answers here - the best seafood to pursue and what to avoid Visit site →

Linus Pauling Institute

Some of the best information on micronutrients that can be found on the web. The explanations are crystal clear and the information is very complete. When I forget some details about say vitamin C or lycopene, a few minutes on this sight is all I need. Visit site →

APA Healthy Minds

Healthy Minds is the American Psychiatric Associations portal for anyone with questions about brain health and mental illness. If you want basic information about resources, research, and psychiatric illness, check it out. Visit site →

NutritionData

How many calories are in an egg? Do beans have magnesium in them? This is my favorite site for checking out the nutrition details of almost any food. The folks over at self.com have done a great job making USDA data very accessible. Learn important details about the different types of fat, concentrations of the most important brain nutrients. Visit site →

Center for Women’s Mental Health at MGH

Many psychiatric conditions like depression are more common in women. For the latest expert opinion on issues in women's mental health like the use of antidepressants during pregnancy, this is a great site I use frequently. Visit site →

Dr. Lloyd

Lloyd Sederer, MD is the medical director of the New York State Office of Mental Health, the largest mental health system in the US, and the medical editor for mental health on the Huffington Post. A true, thoughtful advocate for patients, he quickly provides insights into issues in the media and answers reader's questions. Visit site →

World’s Healthiest Foods

The World’s Healthiest Foods is has detailed information about individuals foods. It was founded by George Mateljan, the founder of Health Valley Foods, and a veteran of promoting healthy eating. He and his staff do a great job of making the latest science connecting food and health accessible and fun. Visit site →

DSM: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

The Diagnostic and Statistic Manual is the “bible” of mental health professionals. It contains the criteria for all brain disorders, from PTSD and depression to character disorders and addiction. The DSM is not available online, but this is good index with descriptions of the disorders. Visit site →

USDA National Nutrient Database

Lists every nutrient in every food from apples to McDonalds hamburgers. Visit site →

PHPartners

Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce is a collaboration of U.S. government agencies, public health organizations, and health sciences libraries which provides timely, convenient access to selected public health resources on the Internet. Visit site →

Emily Deans, MD

Emily Deans, MD is a fellow psyciatrist and interested in an evolutionary perspective of mental illness. She often dissects studies and gets me thinking. Visit site →

Food Desert Locator – USDA

Built by the USDA, the Food Desert Locator is an online tool that maps the locations of food deserts throught the US. A food desert is a low-income census tract where either a substantial number or share of residents has low access to a supermarket or large grocery store. Visit site →