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Don’t trust any random website you find and assume the information is correct. Just because it’s on the Internet doesn’t automatically make it true.
It’s important for you to know if a website is trustworthy or not. The Internet is full of anonymous fearmongers who have nothing better to do than make you distrust a medication or therapy that could very well work for you just because it didn’t work for them. Health information sites are accredited by the good people at Health On the Net. To be accredited a site has to live up to their Code of Conduct. If a site bears the seal of HON accreditation, then you can trust the information presented there. The information may be out of date or incorrect, we’ve got plenty of that here, but at least it’s an honest effort and probably no more wrong than most doctors.
Even if a site doesn’t bother with HON accreditation, or is about something else entirely - although there are plenty of organizations that certify accuracy for all sorts of things - there are a few things you can check to know if a website is as good, if not better, than the latest self-help book1. This is what you should ask, along with our answers:
- What is the purpose of Crazymeds?
- Who are these crazy people?
- Why do they think they know so much? Our general background source material, in addition to specific books, papers, etc. cited on each article.
- Where does their money come from? Including our advertising policy.
- How do I get past their anti-telepathic mindcontrol tinfoil hats? Or: how to contact us.
- What’s the latest gossip? Reviews and media mentions of Crazymeds, as well as papers and articles where Crazymeds is used as a source or an example.
- Site statistics. Sporadically updated at times, despite my being such a stats whore.
- What’s new on Crazymeds. Significant updates to wiki pages, the Crazy Talk forum, or merchandise.
- Off-site Crazymeds Sites? Sites to check in case the Crazy Talk forum, or the entire Crazymeds.us domain is down. Also announcements and updates, as above, but often in shorter form. For people who don’t want to wait all day for the page to load.
- Crazymeds’ Plagiarism Hall of Shame Who’s stealing from me now.
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1 You're on your own in determining if the information in a self-help book is any good or not. I've yet to find a study on the matter. There are plenty out there on bibliotherapy - using self-help books instead of, or along with traditional psychotherapy - but I have yet to find anything about the accuracy of information regarding medication, or even how good diet books are when it comes to simple things like the caloric content of various foods.
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