Psychiatric Times recently announced the release of its new beta search engine designed for psychiatric physicians and mental health professionals, but it is free to use without registration.  It claims to give the user more authoritative and clinically relevant search results – it does not search by popularity.  One of its most useful features is the breakdown of results on the left side of the page into helpful categories, such as practice guidelines, patient education materials, evidenced-based articles, research reviews, etc., which can help the user more rapidly find the desired type of mental health information.  The source base has supposedly been pre-screened, which will be useful for “standard” psychiatric information gathering, but one wonders about elements of bias or the possibility of big pharma influence in search engine results (of course money can ultimately help search engine results in the general search engines as well).  Here is the link for the site:

Search engine for psychiatry and mental health – SearchMedica.com.


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