Welcome to Psycom.net! We’re a website with a long history entirely focused on mental health.

Founded in 1996 by Ivan K. Goldberg, MD, a highly-regarded psychiatrist, and clinical psychopharmacologist. Dr. Goldberg, now deceased, had a private practice in New York City for 50 years where he specialized in treating people seeking relief after many failed attempts through medication and different therapies. He also served on the staff of the National Institute of Mental Health and in the departments of psychiatry at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center and Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Dr. Goldberg devoted much of his time to evaluating and providing advanced and innovative treatments for individuals with treatment-resistant depression or bipolar disorder. One of his most enduring accomplishments was the development of The Goldberg Depression Test, a self-administered screening test that can still be found on the site today. This screening test is one of many used by people just like you who are trying to understand why they feel so bad.

Editorial Content: Review and Fact-Checking

Editorial content is generated by veteran health writers, therapists, clinicians, and people struggling with mental health challenges. Ann Gault is the current editor of Psycom. It is updated regularly and reviewed for quality and accuracy by members of the Psycom Editorial Advisory Board. All content is fact-checked and required to meet the following standards:

Clear: Is written in a manner that is appropriate for the audience

Current: Presents information that is up-to-date, including current research, news, and recent developments in the field

Relevant: Addresses prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and/or lifestyle information for mental health disorders

Objective: Presents a balanced view of an issue, when one or more alternative views exist. If an author is strongly associated with a particular viewpoint, a comment from an Editorial Board member is added to provide balance. The author’s financial disclosures and any potential conflicts of interest are noted on each author page.

Trustworthy: Is reviewed by one or more Editorial Advisory Board members and/or mental health professionals

If you are a clinician looking for information to help improve your practice or if you’d like to contribute content of interest to other mental health professionals, visit PsycomPro.

Content from People Living with Mental Health Conditions

Some of our content is generated by people who want to help others by sharing their stories of struggle and hope. They are written in the first person and fact-checked for accuracy but not reviewed by our board of advisors.

The Best Way to Be Informed 

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So, help us break the stigma of mental illness—share your story or give us some feedback. Psycom knows that living with mental illness is tough. We hope you’ll find some reassurance, insight, and helpful on the website and our social media platforms.

Content Standards And Best Practices

Content Limitations

The content on the site is for educational purposes only. The site does not present medical advice and should never interfere with the patient and physician relationship. Visitors should consult with their physician on all matters pertaining to their medical condition.

Content Privacy

Extensive efforts are made to ensure that content on the site protects patient privacy.  You can read the full Privacy Policy here.

We’re Transparent About Our Advertising & Other Affiliations

Psycom.net accepts advertising (hey, it helps keep the lights on) but we maintain strict separation between editorial content creation and the ads that support our business overall. Our editors and writers create the best stories for our readers—period. Any editorial content that is, in fact, directly sponsored by one of our clients is clearly labeled “sponsored.” You can check out our full advertising policy here.

Content and FDA Labeling Limitations

Psycom does not endorse, promote, or encourage the use of medical devices or medications in a manner that has not been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Appearance of an advertisement on a specific page does not indicate that Psycom or the advertiser is promoting the use of a product for a non-approved use.

Update Frequency

Psycom works to ensure that the site’s content is of high quality. To this end, the team monitors ads and content daily.

Patient Article Submissions

If you’re a mental health professional and interested in submitting a patient-focused article, please contact the editor, Ann Gault,  In your email, give a brief summary of your article idea(s) and some basic information about yourself. Ann will contact you within 5 to 10 business days.

Last updated October 22, 2020

Last Updated: Dec 15, 2020