Why This Wedsite Started

Internet Mental Health is a free encyclopedia of mental health information created IN 1995 by a Canadian psychiatrist, Dr. Phillip Long.

For years, Dr. Long was one of four psychiatrists that supervised the Psychiatric Assessment Unit of Vancouver General Hospital. This unit assessed 4,000 patients a year. This emergency ward experience motivated Dr. Long to write the computerized psychiatric diagnosis program that is featured on this website.

The goal of this website is to provide information about the diagnosis and treatment of common psychiatric disorders.

Who We Want To Rearch

Internet Mental Health is for anyone who has an interest in mental health:

  • Mental health professionals
  • Patients who want to learn more about their illness
  • Friends and families of patients
  • Mental health support groups
  • Students
  • Members of the general public who want to learn more about mental health

What We Want To Share

Mental Disorders, Treatments, Research

Our information on each of the most common mental disorders contains:

  • The American description of the disorder
  • The European description of the disorder
  • Treatment information
  • Research information
  • Additional information for scholars in our Addendum


Our online psychiatric diagnostic program that can be used to diagnose:

  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Infancy, Childhood and Adolescence Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Substance Use Disorders

Internet Links

There are numerous fascinating mental health sites on Internet. We link to the most popular mental health sites.

Funding For Internet Mental Health

Internet Mental Health is completely funded by Dr. Phillip Long.

Policy & License

No Corporate Sponsors

We've decided to have no corporate sponsors.

Linking to Our Site

We welcome other Internet web sites linking to our site.

Copying Our HTML Files

We would ask that other Internet sites not copy and use our HTML files on their sites. Instead, we ask that you provide a link to the pages on our site.

Reprinting Our Material on Paper

We grant permission to reprint our material on paper for one-time educational use. However, permission is not granted for reprinting our material for any commercial purpose.

User's Licence

Internet Mental Health makes no representations about the suitability of this product or about any content or information made accessible by the product, for any purpose. The product is provided 'as is' without express or implied warranties, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose or noninfringement. This product is provided gratuitously and, accordingly, Internet Mental Health shall not be liable under any theory or any damages suffered by you or any user of the product.

Internet Mental Health shall not be liable for (a) incidental, consequential, special or indirect damages of any sort, whether arising in tort, contract or otherwise, even if Internet Mental Health has been informed of the possibility of such damages, or (b) for any claim by any other party. This limitation of liability shall not apply to liability for death or personal injury to the extent applicable law prohibits such limitation. Furthermore, some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so this limitation and exclusion may not apply to you.

Contact Us

Comments And Suggestions

We welcome your comments and suggestions.

Due to the volume of letters that we receive, we regret that we cannot answer other letters individually. However, we do read all our email and greatly appreciate your input.

We can be contacted at:


Phillip W. Long, M.D. (Psychiatrist)

After 35-years of practicing psychiatry in Vancouver Canada, Dr. Long has now retired. He received the Canadian Psychiatric Association's Special Recognition Award for 1995. Please note that Dr. Long cannot offer specific advice to patients, their friends, or family members. This should be done by your own mental health professional.

Internet Address

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