A list of mental-health Web sites to turn to if you have stress and anxiety related to your job search.
By Debra Donston-Miller
No single article can cover all the physiological and psychological effects of losing a job and facing a prolonged job search. If you find yourself interested in more, there are great resources on the Web that can provide more in-depth information on specific topics as well as direction on how to seek help if you need it.
Anxiety Disorders Association of America
Dedicated to the prevention, treatment and cure of anxiety disorders, the Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA) Web site provides descriptions of different anxiety disorders, self-tests, recommendations for treatment, resources and case studies.
Your brain on stress is described at BrainSource.com, which also provides tools and resources for coping with stress.
HelpGuide.org is a site designed to help people "understand, prevent and resolve life's challenges." The site provides information on the symptoms and types of depression, as well as recommendations for where to find help.
An adjustment disorder is a severe emotional reaction to a life change. The Mayo Clinic's Web site offers valuable information on the symptoms, causes, risk factors, complications and treatment for adjustment disorders, as well as advice on prevention and when to seek medical advice.
A service of the National Library of Medicine and the National Institute of Health, MedlinePlus provides information to help answer health-related questions. The site provides useful recommendations for managing stress as well as an interactive tutorial that illustrates how stress affects the body's systems.
Debra Donston-Miller covers work-life issues and difficult job-search situations for TheLadders.