Welcome

Welcome to Psycom Pro – a new psychiatry and mental health resource, for clinicians and by clinicians. Here, you’ll find expert insights, practice trends, and practical strategies for assessing and treating patients – as well as psychopharmacology FAQs and peer-to-peer tips on attaining the work-life balance you need.

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Our History and Vision

Psycom.net, a property of Remedy Health Media, was founded in 1996 by the renowned psychiatrist and clinical psychopharmacologist Ivan K. Goldberg, MD (read about him below). In the early days of the Internet, Dr. Goldberg saw a need for a discussion group for clinicians who could use it to share and exchange information and advice. The site has evolved into a highly-regarded and trusted mental health resource for consumers (visit our sister site for patients).

Nearly 25 years later, in 2020, we decided to honor Dr. Goldberg’s initial intentions and create a place for psychiatrists and mental health professionals. As a nucleus of practical application and insight, Psycom Pro will provide clinicians with curated news, digestible research, real-time trends, expert-driven reviews, and case scenarios that are both customary and characteristic.

No matter your professional purview, you will find critical guidance to get through your clinical day. For PCPs, NPs, PAs,  and other advanced practitioners, we will provide the information you need to make diagnostic assessments and referral decisions. For the practicing psychiatrists and clinical psychologists, we will focus on clinical challenges, differential diagnoses, and treatment approaches – from approved and emerging methods to evidence-based off-label tactics.

Understanding that practitioners have lives, too, we will share the highs and lows of mental health practice and impart peer-approved practice essentials. We won’t shy away from complex or controversial topics. We will dig into misdiagnoses and failed cases to uncover new and better ways to intervene. We will script out those hard-to-broach patient conversations. We will be open about the racial disparities that exist in healthcare access and the biases that exist in practice, and we will talk about the very real experience of clinician burnout.

As a clinical brand meant to grow well into the mid-21st century, Psycom Pro will target the early to mid-career clinician working in the mental and behavioral space – from psychiatry and psychology to counseling, social work, and education.

Our goal is not to just spark conversations, but to go all-in on conversations and to guide clinicians toward collaborative solutions.

How to contribute / Editorial Guidelines

Editorial Advisory Board

Marc Agronin, MD

Sherry Amatenstein, LCSW

Randy Bressler, PsyD

McKenzie Ferguson, PharmD

Danielle Hairston, MD

Clay W. Jackson, MD

Julie Kolzet, PhD

Paula A. Madrid, PsyD

Andrew Penn, NP, PMHNP-BC

Lawrence Robbins, MD

Robert Twillman, PhD

Danielle Weitzer, DO

Editor

Angie Drakulich, Executive Editor

Angie Drakulich is the Executive Editor of Psycom Pro, managing the site’s direction and day-to-day content.

Drakulich also serves as the Executive Editor of Practical Pain Management, a sister publication of Remedy Health Media focused on chronic pain care. Previously, she served as Editorial Director of the peer-reviewed journals Pharmaceutical Technology and BioPharm International at Advanstar Communications/UBM, and as the Assistant Communications Director of the United Nations Association of the USA. She holds a master’s degree from Seton Hall University.

More on Our Founder: The Late Ivan Goldberg, MD

A bit of history on Psycom Pro – you and your patients may be familiar with our sister site, Psycom.net, for consumers,  which was founded in 1996 by the highly-regarded psychiatrist and clinical psychopharmacologist Ivan K. Goldberg, MD. Dr. Goldberg 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 led a private practice for 50 years where he specialized in treating people with persistent symptoms, as well as in evaluating and providing advanced and innovative treatments for individuals with depression and bipolar disorder. In fact, one of his greatest contributions to the field was his development of the Goldberg Depression Test, a self-administered screening test that can still be found on our consumer site today. Dr. Goldberg also authored and co-authored several books, including Questions & Answers About Depression and Its Treatment: A Consultation With a Leading Psychiatrist.

Dr. Goldberg passed in November 2013, and in May 2014, the American Psychiatric Association posthumously awarded him the Distinguished Service Award for his extensive contributions to the understanding and care of mental health disorders. PsyCom.net is now one of the Internet’s oldest websites, and we at Psycom Pro are upholding this legacy by providing psychiatrists and mental health professionals with a space to connect on care strategies, grow their practices, and reshape the conversation around mental health.

Last Updated: Oct 28, 2020