VHA National Desktop Library
Mental Health Subject Guide
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A sample of the online journals available in mental health include:
To locate all online journals available to you, search your local library.
A sample of the online books available in mental health include:
The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook Of Psychiatry - Robert E. Hales (Editor)
Publication Date: 2019
The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry - David C. Steffens, M.D., M.H.S
Publication Date: 2015
DSM-5 Handbook of Differential Diagnosis - Michael B. First
Publication Date: 2013
Essentials of MCMI-IV Assessment - Seth Grossman
Publication Date: 2017
Kaplan and Sadock's Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry - Benjamin James Sadock (Editor)
Publication Date: 2017
Massachusetts General Hospital Comprehensive Clinical Psychiatry - Theodore A. Stern
Publication Date: 2016
Understanding Mental Disorders: A Patient and Family Resource - American Psychiatric Association
Publication Date: 2015
To locate all online books available to you, search your local library.
- APA PsycARTICLES
APA PsycARTICLES is a database offering complete access to the full text of more than 80 landmark journals in behavioral science and related fields ranging from education, to nursing, to business, to neuroscience.
This web-based research portal from the American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc. provides online access to major print reference materials and journals in the area of psychiatry. Included are the DSM® Library featuring the popular Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - DSM-5, and the American Journal of Psychiatry.
- APA PsycINFO
APA PsycINFO is an expansive abstracting and indexing database with more than 3 million records devoted to peer-reviewed literature in the behavioral sciences and mental health, making it an ideal discovery and linking tool for scholarly research in a host of disciplines.
- PTSDpubs (formerly PILOTS)
The PTSDpubs Database (formerly PILOTS) is an extensive PTSD resource produced by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs although it is not limited to literature on PTSD among Veterans.
- Social Work Reference Center
A social work reference tool designed for clinical professionals dedicated to improving patient quality of life. This resource includes care sheets, patient information, and images usable in all clinical settings - including hospitals, elder-care centers, and mental healthcare facilities. All evidence is rigorously evaluated and topics are updated as evidence changes.
- SocIndex with Full Text
This research database provide users with a wealth of professional and scholarly tools encompassing the broad spectrum of sociological study. This trusted database features more than 2.1 million records with subject headings from a 20,000+ term sociological thesaurus designed by subject experts and lexicographers and contains abstracts for more than 1,300 "core" coverage journals dating as far back as 1895.
- Clinical Key
This clinical search engine includes access to full text books, journals, guidelines and multimedia. Contains Elsevier published content of 521 journals, 900+ clinical texts, procedure videos and much more.
- NEJM Resident 360
NEJM Resident 360 is a website and discussion platform for residents featuring rotation prep materials, educational and interactive tools, and a Resident Lounge with professional growth and discussion opportunities.
PubMed provides over 23 million citations for biomedical literature, including MEDLINE, life science journals and ebooks.
- UpToDate (use if on the VA computer network)
UpToDate is a guided evidence-based, clinical decision-making solution with dynamic and interactive algorithms as well as lab monographs. UpToDate Pathways is comprised of interactive algorithms that provide clinical recommendations tailored to each patient, and address common, chronic, and sometimes complex conditions with multiple management, diagnoses, or treatment options. UpToDate Lab Interpretation contains monographs and algorithms that guide you to more quickly and accurately interpret and decide on next steps for lab results out of the normal range.
For remote access use https://www.uptodate.com with your UTD username/password. Tip Sheet for CME/Remote Access Registration
Please check with your local library for additional databases in your subject area.
- The 5-Year Incidence of Mental Disorders in a Population-Based ICU Survivor Cohort
- A Preliminary Examination of Endogenous Peripheral Oxytocin in a Pilot Randomized Clinical Trial of Oxytocin-Enhanced Psychotherapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
- Prevalence of Low Back Pain and Relationship to Mental Health Symptoms and Quality of Life After a Deployment-related Lower Limb Amputation
Spine Publish ahead of print
- Crossover associations of alcohol and smoking, craving and biochemically verified alcohol and nicotine use in heavy drinking smokers
- Cannabis and Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Narrative Review With Considerations of Benefits and Harms
Library Staff know how busy you are. In an effort to keep you abreast of current literature, articles from journals available to you from the national VA library collection have been scanned to create the list hyperlinked below. This list is updated monthly.