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This site is a part of category of the site ?Mental Health Net? about personality disorders. It consists matter about 10 kinds of personality disorders; Antisocial, Avoidant, Borderline, Dependent, Histrionic, Narcissistic, Obsessive-Compulsive, Paranoid, Schizoid, Schizotypal personality Disorder. (You might be first time to hear such a personality disorders.) Each personality disorder?s content is written about symptoms and treatment. It is very detailed and understandable even thought you... More
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Date Added to MERLOT: March 15, 2001
Date Modified in MERLOT: November 29, 2016
Submitter: Yayoi Abe


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Avatar for Jones Jennifer
4 years ago

Jones Jennifer (Faculty)

There is a plethora of information however it is not well organized/accessible. It would be difficult for a student to determine what is credible and what is not and to quickly overview and navigate the website. Where the information appears to be accurate the delivery and format does not support what I would hope for in an academic resource for students.  

Time spent reviewing site: 25 min

Avatar for martha colvin
8 years ago

martha colvin (Faculty)

Accurate information on Personality disorders using DSM criteria. Could replace basic text book information for some health sciences students.

Technical Remarks:

no problems
Time spent reviewing site: 20 minutes

Avatar for Christian Rodriguez
10 years ago

Christian Rodriguez

Very good information. It allowed me to learn a great deal about symptoms of personality disorders and ways to treat them. This information can be usefull in the future in case I encounter people with personality disorders and allow me to understand them a little more.

Avatar for Kimberly Perry
14 years ago

Kimberly Perry (Student)

I spent several hours on at least two different days browsing the site. I liked
the majority of the information presented and found it easy to understand. There
were a few disorders that were some what vague in their definition or referred
to other disorders which you would have had to look up if you were not familiar
with them. I think this could be used for enhanced teaching and learning. Easy
to use site.

Avatar for Scott Bellows
14 years ago

Scott Bellows (Student)

I spent about 75 minutes browsing,and used it for a class discussion. I thought
the quality was great, and the wealth of links available were too, and it does
accurately present concepts. I believe enhancement is for sure.

Technical Remarks:

easy navigation, great links!!

Avatar for Barbra Bied Sperling
14 years ago

Barbra Bied Sperling (Staff)

I spent almost 2 hours browsing this site...anything and everything you ever
wanted to know about personality disorders. Very informative

Technical Remarks:

easy to navigate..alot of info

Avatar for Lorraine Sabino
14 years ago

Lorraine Sabino (Student)

Really good site, lots of good info....spent a lot of time searching around

Technical Remarks:

easy to navigate and find what you are intersted in

Avatar for Jason Tomei
14 years ago

Jason Tomei (Student)

Good site. Allows you to understand and diferentiate between the different
personality disorders. I think that this would be very useful in a classroom

Technical Remarks:

Easy to navigate, and provides tons of links to follow up on.

Avatar for Kim Heilig
14 years ago

Kim Heilig (Student)

I spent approximately 1 1/2 hours clicking on all the different topics on the
side bar, after reading the introduction.

I feel the information is very educationally significant. It was straight to
the fact and got the information across well so people could understand it and
learn from it.

This resource could definitely enhance teaching and learning. It is broken down
into categories under certain disorders. You just click on it and it takes you
straight to the necessary information without having to search through long
documents looking for what you are interested in knowing.

Technical Remarks:

As I was a first time user, I found the software very easy to use. The
introduction was listed first with every related topic on the side that I could
click on to find the necessary information. The whole software program was very
user friendly. I was impressed with it.

Avatar for Christe Dinardi
15 years ago

Christe Dinardi (Student)

I spent about twenty minutes reviewing this site. I thought their was a lot of
usefull information there and it would definitely enhance student learning and
help with teaching. I thought that the material was easy to use.

Avatar for Kristen Canfield
15 years ago

Kristen Canfield (Student)

I spent a half hour reviewing the material. I though it was a great website.
It gave alot of explanation and made it easy for me to understand. It gave alot
of symptoms of different disorders.

Technical Remarks:

If i had to do this in an educational setting, i think it might be a little
hard. I thought it was a little unorganized, but other than that, it was a good

Avatar for Janice Lundin
15 years ago

Janice Lundin (Student)

I spent one hour researching this website and found the contents exceptional.
The information in this website gives the reader enough information to find the
causes and treatments on personality disorders. A person who needs information,
be it for learning or teaching, will find this website highly effective in
producing the needed information.
I find the website very easy to use even for a first time user.
I will recomend this website to my friends and family members.

Avatar for Michele PrattGiammella
15 years ago

Michele PrattGiammella (Student)

I spent an hour and a half looking at just a few of the great material presented
on this site. I thought the quality of content was wonderful, and I think that
the materials were accurately presented and are educationally significant.
This site would definitely enhance students learning and faculty's teaching.

Technical Remarks:

First time users would find this site very easy to move around on. Everything
is listed, and the accessibility to a wide range of information is provided.

Avatar for Courtney Walton
15 years ago

Courtney Walton (Student)

I spent a while looking through various websites. Probably a half hour or a
little less. The quality of the content was good, but it was not very organized.
It just seemed like a bunch of random websites that could fall under a heading
like clinical psychology. I think it would be pretty much useless for a
classroom learning environment.

Technical Remarks:

It was easy to browse through, but I think if I had to go through this site in a
learning environment, I would have a harder time with it. I did not care for it
very much, but the idea is good.

Avatar for Corrina Gardner
15 years ago

Corrina Gardner (Student)

This is an interesting site that gives the symptoms and treatments for 10
different personality disorders. It also offers links to other sites with
information. There is a tremendous amount of information on this site. It would
make a great source for a research paper. I spent awhile checking it out as it
was very informative and interesting.

Technical Remarks:

This site was very easy to navigate. It is very clear and hops from one topic
to the next.

Avatar for Cynthia Tixier
15 years ago

Cynthia Tixier (Student)

I spent about an hour or so serching this site. I could've spent more it had so
much to offer. Th content and quality of it was great. I feel that this is a
great site for parents school and professors. It was a very user friendly site.

Avatar for June Tristram
15 years ago

June Tristram (Student)

For a first time user I felt it extremely confusing. In addition some of the
links are dead. I can see there is a wealth of information, but getting to it
might take too much clicking and download time. I did spend quite a bit of time
searching. I cannot say if this site is used appropriatley it would enhance
anything, it took to long to navigate around.

Avatar for Dave Ernenwein
15 years ago

Dave Ernenwein (Student)

Very informative website. Mental Health Net presents information about
personality disorders in a gentle way that does not blame victims of personality
disorders for their problems. Instead, this site gives anyone who wishes to
know more about personality disorders the opportunity to do so. Disorders are
dealt with in the Symtom and Treatment sections where a list of several
disorders is given. In the Symtom section each disorder can be clicked on and a
page will be displayed that breaks the disorder down into some basic behavioral
syptoms and problems associated with the disorder. The Treatment section breaks
down into four basic parts which include Psychotherapy, Hospitalization,
Medication, and/or Self Help. Each of these different options for treatment of a
particular disorder is explained in terms of effectivness, availability, and
nesessity depending upon the severity of the disorder. Links to online
resources, organizations, and supports groups are also provided so anyone who
knows someone with such a disorder can learn more and contact others with
simular problems.

Avatar for Kari Johnson
15 years ago

Kari Johnson (Student)

This site is a good source of information about symptoms of particular
disorders. It gives resources for treatments and links to tyoes of rherapy. It
is a very general site but has links to many other sites for further

Technical Remarks:

This site is quite easy to follow. Most of the links seem to still be valid.