Site Search & Navigation
A quick look at Hints on Using this Site may resolve any issues you're having with viewing or navigating this site.
Search this Site
The Google Site Search tool will search this site when the button next to www.psychmedaware.org is selected:
- Not all content is listed by search engines. Temporary or new content is less likely to be included.
- If you are unable to locate content the site map contains a categorized listing of all pages on this site.
Hints on Using this Site
The menu bar (on the left of all pages) lists the main sections of the site.
Where you see the right angle quote (») there is an extended sub-menu available. Click on the link will take you to the main page of that section and reveal the sub-menu listing for that section.
Where available, an index to subsections within a page is found at the top of the page just below the main heading (and sometimes within a major section of a page under a major sub-heading).
You can return to these menus at any time by clicking on the linked Return to top text located between major sections and at the bottom of each page.
Footer Navigation Information
Look in the footer at the bottom of every page for links to the conditions of use (copyright, legal & privacy statements), disclaimer and site map.
Resizing Menu Text
You can resize the text and navigation menus on this site.
External Links Open New Windows
Different Browsers — Different Experiences
Unlike printed documents, each browser can display pages differently even within the same operating system.
This site has been designed to work best when using a recent browser that conforms to current web standards, but your experience should degrade gracefully when using older browsers.
Valid Site Coding
All pages have been checked and found to be valid XHTML 1.0 and valid CSS 2.1 using W3C's Validator services:
Giving You the Best Experience Possible
These standards help in ensuring that changes in technology do not degrade your experience on this site and avoid restricting the viewer to one browser because of proprietary markup tags.
Obtaining Newer Internet Software
You can download various browsers and plugins from the Russ Harvey's Web Browser and plugins page.
Firefox most closely follows these standards at the time of the site design.
Update to Most Recent Internet Explorer
It is strongly recommended that Windows users update their Internet Explorer to the most recent version available using Windows Update or Microsoft Update even when using Firefox or another browser:
- Internet Explorer 9 is available for Windows 7 or Vista or later.
- Internet Explorer 8 is available for Windows XP.
- If you are using an older version of Windows you are at significant risk when using the Internet because security vulnerabilities are no longer being addressed by Microsoft.
While these standards are not infallible, they help in ensuring that changes in technology do not degrade your experience on this site and avoid restricting the viewer to one browser because of proprietary markup tags.
Changing Fonts Sizes & Colours
Care has been taken in the design of this site to ensure that fonts and colours work for most operating system and so that you can more comfortably view the content.
Current browsers (Firefox, Safari, Chrome, Opera, Internet Explorer) offer a great deal of flexibility in changing these settings to suit your needs and preferences. I suggest altering text size or colour settings to enhance your experience on this (and other) sites if you have special requirements.
Text May Be Enlarged/Reduced
Text sizes may be increased/decreased in modern browsers if you have difficulty viewing the default sizes or if the default sizing doesn't work for you. This function varies by browser and version, but try holding down the
Ctrl button and pressing:
+(plus) to increase the text size;
-(minus) to decrease the text size; and
0(zero) will reset the page to 100% (the default) — not supported in IE.
The Zoom function is usually located in the
View menu when menus are displayed. Most modern browsers have hidden these settings to preserve the space at the top of the page because newer monitors are wider but not as tall. Look for the Zoom settings in the Options or Toolbar icons.
Extreme Increase May Create Problems
Note: extreme increases in size may create problems with the page layout. Images enlarged in this manner can appear fuzzy and they may not resize at all in older browsers.
If you continually have difficulty viewing text and images on your computer, you can either purchase a larger monitor (they are much more affordable now) or a program like ZoomText.
Customizing Colour Settings
Issues With Contrast
Some viewers may find that there is insufficient contrast for comfortable viewing. This can be altered within your browser.
Changing Browser Settings
If you are having difficulty viewing this site, please change the sizing of the fonts (see resizing text above) or change your browser's default settings to view the page with fonts and colours that work for you.
Settings may be found under Tools, Options, Preferences, Advanced, Accessibility or elsewhere, depending upon the browser you are using. Your browser's help documentation (perhaps on the browser vendor's site) will give you more information about how to use these features effectively.
Use a Recent Web Browser
CSS is Powerful — When Interpreted Correctly
This site uses external CSS for both layout and esthetics rather than embedding the layout within the page content like older sites.
As a result, content loads more quickly and the quality of presentation is higher. Future browsers will provide even more control to site visitors.
The power of this approach is demonstrated on the CSS Zen Garden site where the same text content can be altered only by the CSS (see the "select a design" menu).
Content May Not Display as Intended in Older Browsers
Unfortunately, some content on this site may not display properly in older browsers that do not recognize or correctly interpret current and upcoming design techniques.
Since CSS determines both layout and site enhancements, this will necessarily degrade your user experience when viewing this site with an older browser. Less than 1.5 percent of the browsers currently in use should be affected.
Upgrade Your Browser
To view this site properly, you should upgrade to a newer browser. Current versions of Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari and Internet Explorer will work best.
Several documents on this site are provided in Adobe PDF format. This format allows you to view and print these documents without the software used to create them.
The number in brackets — e.g. (PDF–250 KB) — indicates the size of the document in Kilobytes (KB) or Megabytes (MB).
In most cases, these documents will open inside your browser. Simply use the back arrow to return to the page where the document was linked.
Adobe Reader Needed
You will need the free Adobe Reader to view and print PDF documents. This program is available for most operating systems (platforms).
While it is very common for Adobe Reader to be installed on computers, you may wish to update the version you are running or simply appreciate the convenience of having a link to the download site for future reference.
Copyright and Privacy
Contents of this Site is Copyright
All content on this site is © Psychiatric Medication Awareness Group. All rights are reserved for the contents of this site and its proprietary images.
Use of Proprietary Images and Registered Trademarks
Where you find proprietary images and registered trademarks on this site, they are the property of their respective owners. See the copyright page for more information.
This site respects your privacy. Please respect ours by not misusing email addresses and other contact information found on this site. See our privacy statement for more information.
Need Further Help?
- The site owner is unable to help you with website technical issues.
- Please contact the Webmaster () for assistance only if you have concerns directly related to the site design or function.
Updated October 31, 2012