The Information Centers at the Madison Institute of Medicine®
As the most comprehensive
source of information in the world on lithium, alternative treatments
for bipolar disorder, and obsessive compulsive disorders, the Madison
Institute of Medicine's Information Centers specialize in providing information
and services on these topics. The Centers assist health care professionals,
patients, family members, and others by locating literature and answering
questions related to specific needs. Experienced librarians will assist
you by searching the comprehensive database to locate the materials appropriate
uses the information centers?
can the centers help you?
much will it cost?
will answer your questions?
can you contact the Information Centers?
Uses the Information Centers?
Anyone is welcome to contact the Information Centers. Physicians,
nurses, social workers, pharmacists, psychologists, researchers, attorneys,
patients, and family members are some of the Centers' users. The Centers'
staff answer approximately 5,000 information requests each year.
Can the Centers Help You?
collections of literature on specific mental health topics are often difficult
to find in local libraries and bookstores. The Information Centers draw
from their large databases of references to efficiently provide computer-printed
bibliographies and single photocopies of articles to meet your needs.
Quick reference questions
can be answered over the phone. In addition, referrals to specialists
and support groups are available, as well as patient information booklets
on topics related to many psychiatric disorders and their treatments.
Much Will It Cost?
of a non-profit organization, the Information Centers depend on nominal
user fees and contributions for support. A minimum fee of $10 is charged
for each computer search, with most searches costing between $10 and $20.
There is no charge for quick reference questions answered by phone. Single
copies of articles (subject to copyright law) are available for 25 cents
per page, plus postage. Patient information booklets are sold individually
- you can order booklets.
Will Answer Your Questions?
professional staff is available to answer questions, conduct literature
searches, and fill book orders. The staff includes two full-time master's
level medical librarians who have more than 40 years of combined experience
in the Information Centers.
Can You Contact the Information Centers?
You can contact us
with questions or order booklets at: