Ivan K. Goldberg, MD, founded PsyCom.net in 1997, and worked as a psychiatrist and clinical psychopharmacologist in private practice in New York City for 50 years. He 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 specialized in the treatment of individuals who had been told that they have treatment-resistant depression. He devoted much of his time to evaluating and providing advanced innovative treatment for individuals whose depression or bipolar disorder had not responded to standard drug treatments

One of the contributions Dr. Goldberg is best known and respected for is the development of The Goldberg depression test, a self-administered screening test. Dr. Goldberg also authored and co-authored several books, including: Questions & Answers About Depression and Its Treatment: A Consultation With a Leading Psychiatrist.

In May 2014, Dr. Goldberg was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the American Psychiatric Association for his extensive contributions in the treatment of mental health disorders. PsyCom.net, now one of the Internet’s oldest websites, is committed to providing the highest quality mental health information and continuing Dr. Goldberg’s efforts to better inform patients and the healthcare professionals treating them.



tribute1The Passing of a Great Man
Many considered Dr. Goldberg—I always called him “Dr. Ivan”—to be a psychiatrist-psychopharmacologist who was in a class by himself: world class.
February 14, 2014

Dr Goldberg gains notoriety for naming a disease he says doesn't exist, Internet Addiction DisorderJust Click No
Dr. Goldberg gains notoriety for naming a disease he says doesn’t exist: “Internet addiction disorder” (I.A.D.)
January 13th, 1997

tribute2In Memory of Ivan Goldberg, MD
He will be missed.
December 2013

Last Updated: May 14, 2019