Site Index - DearShrink.com
-- Updated August 15, 2013 --

Welcome to Our Site Index.

    Below is an alphabetical Index of Pages affiliated with the DearShrink.com™ Web site and a brief description of the content of the pages.

    If you wish to search DearShrink.com and its affiliated Web sites, please use the Search Box to the left or go to our Search Web Page where you can search our affiliated sites or do a Google Search of the Internet.


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    • Activism -- Extensive information about mental health care advocacy, law, and volunteer opportunities had been maintained here until 2008. It may be restarted. Until then, we have left it as it was when we last worked on it -- MentalHealthActivist.org™.
    • Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder -- this site is an outgrowth of Dr. Sterling's continuing focus on assisting adults with the diagnosis and treatment of Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. You may think the diagnosis is a "fad," but it is not. Despite all the mainstream media coverage bias, which could be interpreted as "pushing" a out-of-date set of data, adult attention deficit disorder has historically been underdiagnosed.
    • Aging Brain Web site -- original content about the phases the brain goes through during life, and articles about melatonin, exercise, and adult attention deficit disorder.
    • All About Online Counseling -- This page provides information about e-mail, Internet chat, and telephone counseling services which you can purchase from Dr. Sterling.
    • American Psychiatric Association Links -- Psychiatrist resources, including APA Branch Web sites, newsletter sites, and Washington State health care sites. (This page is very outdated and may not be updated for quite some time.]
    • Answers to Questions from Readers -- Answers to reader questions about mental health, medications, psychiatry and psychotherapy, elder care and caregiver support, dating, partner and family life, and sex, sexuality and sensuality, can be found at the following pages:
      • PsychAnswers.net -- Links to all of Dr. Sterling's answers to reader questions and other mental health care and good manners articles.
      • Mind Matters -- Award-winning, recurring monthly mental health advice column written for a Seattle seniors magazine, Northwest Prime Time.
      • Doctor Debug -- a recurring column originally written for Tekbug, a technology and lifestyle magazine published in Seattle. Tekbug died and Doctor Debug is now published in a Montana bi-monthly health magazine.

    B
    • Bellevue Office -- Face-to-Face counseling and psychiatric services are available at Dr. Sterling's Bellevue Office.
    • Big Text? -- Instructions on how to easily change your MSExplorer browser screen to show larger text. For some of us senior folks, bigger text is a good thing!
    • Biography -- Brief biography of Ron Sterling, M.D., the owner and host of DearShrink.com™.

    C

    D
    • Depression -- All About Depression -- this site is an outgrowth of several articles that Dr. Sterling has written about depression over the past five years.
    • Disclaimer -- Please read or general medical disclaimer.
    • Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest -- This page contains Dr. Sterling's Conflict of Interests Disclosure Statement.
    • Doctor Debug -- a recurring column originally written for Tekbug, a technology and lifestyle magazine published in Seattle. When Tekbug died, Doctor Debug was published in a Montana bi-monthly health magazine. That series of articles ended in early 2007.
    • Donations Page -- Provides information about how you can make donations to help support the maintenance and the mission of DearShrink.com.
    • Drug Watch -- News about psychotropic medications and links to Web sites that give detailed information about medications.

    E
    • Elder Care Information -- Answers to reader questions about mental health and older adults, including a list of links to elder care and caregiver Web sites.
    • ElderCareMD.com™ -- Answers to reader questions about mental health and older adults, including a list of links to elder care and caregiver Web sites.
    • E-mail Counseling -- Provides information about short-term and long-term e-mail counseling services which you can purchase from Dr. Sterling.
    • E-Therapy -- Provides information about e-mail, Internet chat, and telephone counseling services which you can purchase from Dr. Sterling.

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    • Face-To-Face Counseling -- In-Person Appointments are available. Please go to BellevuePsychiatry.com to get more information about Dr. Sterling's Bellevue Office.
    • Forgiveness -- Links to information, articles, organizations and individuals dedicated to helping us understand the power and the psychological principles of the process of interpersonal forgiveness.
    • Forms -- Links to Forms used in Dr. Sterling's practice. Individual Forms can also be opened up in a separate window by clicking on the following links:
      • Client Registration Form.
      • Collaborative Treatment Form. This form is an agreement regarding services where Dr. Sterling is providing medication evaluation, medication prescription, and medication follow-up services in conjunction with the services of another professional who is the primary therapist.
      • Medicare Private Contract. This form is used when Dr. Sterling provides services to clients who are Medicare beneficiaries. Medicare beneficiaries who utilize Dr. Sterling cannot be reimbursed for payments to Dr. Sterling through Medicare. The advantage of this arrangement is that clients are not limited in terms of what services Dr. Sterling can provide, confidentiality is strictly maintained, and no limitations are set on what medications may be prescribed.
      • Authorization Allowing Dr. Sterling to Release Confidential Information.
      • Authorization Allowing Dr. Sterling to Obtain Confidential Information.
    • Freud -- Information about Freud with links to Web pages. Brief discussions and links to Web pages about many of the theoretical models for understanding human psychology and behavior.

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    H
    • Health Care Links -- Links to Web sites with content related to health and mental health (grouped by subject matter).
    • Home -- Welcome and introduction page to the DearShrink.com™ Web site.
    • Home Visits -- Dr. Sterling no longer provides home or other on-site visits and services.
    • Humor and Cartoons -- Humor related to learning, relationships, growing up, growing older, psychiatry, psychotherapy, and mental health issues.

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    • Index - Site -- Alphabetical listing by subject matter of pages at or affiliated with DearShrink.com™ and brief descriptions of each page. (You are there.)
    • In-Person Counseling -- In-Person Appointments are available at Dr. Sterling's Bellevue Office.

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    • Media Watch -- Alerts, links, and essays related to how the media handles mental health care issues in newspapers, magazines, books, and movies.
    • Mental Health Care Activist -- Comprehensive information about how to be a mental health care advocate in Washington State, with frequently updated alerts and links to volunteer recruitment Web sites, legislators, legislation, news, and organizations and individuals advocating for improved health care.
    • Mind Matters -- Award-winning, recurring monthly mental health advice column written for a Seattle seniors magazine, Northwest Prime Time.
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer -- This page provides links to Microsoft Corporation information and download Web pages for their Internet Explorer web browser software. We recommend using Microsoft Internet Explorer to view the contents of DearShrink.com™.
    • Mission Statement -- Our mission statement.

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    • New - What's New? -- Alerts and short updates about the latest changes and additions to the DearShrink.com™ Web site.

    O

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    • Photographs -- Photographs related to learning, growth, awareness, relationships, psychiatry and psychotherapy.
    • Fine Art Photography - Dr. Sterling's fine art photography Web site.
    • Poetry -- Poems, essays, and photographs related to learning, growth, awareness, relationships, psychiatry and psychotherapy.
    • Privacy Policy -- Our Privacy Policy.
    • PsychAnswers.net -- Answers to reader questions about mental health, medications, psychiatry, and psychotherapy.
    • Psychiatrist Resources -- Comprehensive list of links to psychiatry associations, newsletters, and Washington State health care sites.
    • Psychiatry and Psychotherapy Services -- Brief description of the types of services Dr. Sterling offers and an introduction to Dr. Sterling's philosophy about psychiatry and psychotherapy and his theoretical orientation.
    • Psychotherapy -- All About Psychotherapy Web site -- original content about psychotherapy.
    • Psychological Theories -- Information and links to Web sites about Freud and other significant people who developed theoretical models for understanding human psychology and behavior.

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    S
    • Search - Search Our Site or Get Linked to Major Search Engines -- Search the DearShrink.com™ site or the whole Web.
    • Senior Mental Health -- Answers to reader questions about senior mental health, including a list of links to senior mental health, elder care and caregiver Web sites.
    • Services Offered by Dr. Sterling -- Brief description of the types of services Dr. Sterling offers and an introduction to Dr. Sterling's philosophy about psychiatry and psychotherapy and his theoretical orientation.
    • "Shrink" - The Word -- An essay on the word "shrink." Where did it come from? What does it mean? Why is it used? (So many questions, so little time.)
    • Shrink Watch -- News about psychiatry and psychotherapy.
    • Support -- Links to information about both online and in-person mental health support groups and organizations (grouped by subject matter of support).

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    • Telephone Counseling -- Provides information about telephone counseling services which you can purchase from Dr. Sterling.
    • Terms and Conditions of Use Agreement -- Describes the legal agreement between visitors to any page of DearShrink.com™ and DearShrink.com™. Dr. Sterling recommends that you read the Terms and Conditions of Use Agreement and visit the page twice a year to stay updated on any changes that may have been made. It is not anticipated that the Agreement will be modified very often.
    • Trademark and Copyright Notices -- Gives notice of the Trademarks and Copyrights claimed by Ron Sterling, M.D.

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            -- Best wishes, Dr. Sterling


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