Welcome to Psycom! If you’re new to us, here’s something you might be interested in knowing…

Psycom isn’t new. In fact, Psycom was founded in 1996—that’s before Google and WebMD—by a highly-regarded psychiatrist and clinical psychopharmacologist in New York City.  Ivan K. Goldberg, MD, 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.

He also had a private practice for 50 years where he specialized in treating people with persistent symptoms; those seeking relief after many failed attempts through medication and different therapies. Dr. Goldberg devoted much of his time to evaluating and providing advanced and innovative treatments for individuals with depression or bipolar disorder.

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 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. 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: Jan 12, 2021