By using this site you agree to our terms and conditions. The Open Forest website is medical in nature and thus, may include health or medical information. This content is posted for informational and educational purposes only. Open Forest in no way engages in the practice of medicine and does not render medical advice. We do not provide asynchronous telemental health services or any other medical service. Nothing posted on Open Forest is intended to be used for the purposes of medical diagnosis or treatment. The use of Open Forest does not create a provider/patient relationship between a user and Open Forest. Users must always seek the advice of their physician or another qualified healthcare professional with medical questions. Users must agree to contact their healthcare professional or an emergency medical service, by dialing 911 when they believe they are experiencing a medical emergency.

Privacy

  • We are committed to your privacy. Read all about our privacy policy here. And while you’re at it, also carefully review our terms of use.

What happens if I forget my user name?

  • No problem! Your email address is your user name.

What about if I forget my password?

  • We're prepared for that! Here's the link.

I lost access to my email account.

  • This is a very serious issue. Your email address is the only way we can reach you, so if you no longer have access to your email address, there is no way for us to communicate with you - e.g. to send a new password. Or for that matter, to know whether you are really you. Send us a message so we can temporarily block your account and work with you to try to solve this situation.

Authoritative

  • Any medical or health advice provided and hosted on this site will only be given by medically trained and qualified professionals unless a clear statement is made that a piece of advice offered is from a non-medically qualified individual or organisation. Our blog posts are written by journalists and reviewed by the Editor. Our Editor is Michiel Bosman MD PhD, who is a licensed Psychiatrist in the Netherlands.

Complementarity

  • The information provided on this site is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her existing physician. The Open Forest website is medical in nature and thus, may include health or medical information. This content is posted for informational and educational purposes only. Open Forest in no way engages in the practice of medicine and does not render medical advice.

Privacy

  • Confidentiality of data relating to individual patients and visitors to a medical/health Web site, including their identity, is respected by this Web site. The Web site owners undertake to honor or exceed the legal requirements of medical/health information privacy that apply in the country and state where the Web site and mirror sites are located. You can (and should!) review our Privacy Policy.

Attribution

  • Where appropriate, information contained on this site will be supported by clear references to source data and, where possible, have specific HTML links to that data. The date when a clinical page was last modified will be clearly displayed.

Justifiability

  • Any claims relating to the benefits/performance of a specific treatment, commercial product or service will be supported by appropriate, balanced evidence in the manner outlined above in the Attribution principle.

Transparency

  • The designers of this Web site will seek to provide information in the clearest possible manner and provide contact addresses for visitors that seek further information or support. You can reach us via our contact form. We also provide our phone number and street address.

Financial disclosure

  • Funding for this website is provided by members' subscription fees for the services provided.

Advertising policy

  • This website does not accept advertisements.

What if my question is not answered by the answers to your frequently asked questions?

  • Go ahead and send us a message!
    You can reach us via our web form (preferred), phone (friendly automated voicemail system), or snail mail (very old fashioned and very much appreciated!).
    Did we mention we love postcards? You know, the old-fashioned, paper version? With fancy colors, stamps and all?