We know trust is earned, so we’re happy to share more about how Psych Central creates content that’s accurate, straightforward, current, and actionable.

Finding mental health and wellness information is easy. It’s everywhere. But finding trustworthy, relevant, usable information can be hard and even overwhelming. Psych Central is changing all that. We’re making health information understandable and accessible so you can make the best decisions for yourself and the people you love.

We simplify complex topics and avoid unnecessary jargon so you can feel confident and take action. Whether you’re looking for fact-based guidance about a specific condition, an episodic mental health issue, or general wellness, we’re here for you.

We’re aware the journey is different for everyone, so we stand for inclusivity and empathy. We’re here — free of judgment — for everyone seeking better health.

Mission

We want to be your most trusted ally in your pursuit of mental health and wellness.

Content Creation

Psych Central’s editorial and medical teams are committed to creating quality content and experiences by upholding the highest journalistic standards. We strive to provide comprehensive, unbiased, honest, and timely guidance and actionable next steps.

Medical Review

Psych Central’s clinical and drug content is medically reviewed by a team of medical professionals or fact-checked by professional journalists to ensure accuracy. Our medical review team covers a wide range of medical specialties, with extensive experience in clinical practice, research, and patient advocacy.

Writers

Psych Central carefully assesses all potential mental health and wellness writers. We vet our content creators for subject matter expertise and relevant life experience. We train them on research and sourcing best practices, and we provide regular feedback and ongoing coaching.

Sources

We have strict sourcing guidelines and rely on peer-reviewed studies, academic research institutions, government agencies, and medical associations.

Every article is thoroughly researched, and sources are vetted to ensure they are recent, authoritative, and objective. Primary sources, including studies, scientific references, and statistics, are linked within each article or can be found in the resources section at the bottom of our articles.

Updates

Our experts continually monitor the mental health and wellness space, and we update our articles when new information becomes available. We have a set maintenance schedule for articles, but updates can also be prompted by:

  • changes in standards of care
  • new clinical guidelines
  • drug approvals or recalls
  • major practice recommendations
  • reader feedback or concerns

When a reader alerts us about a potential issue with our content — such as inaccurate, outdated, unclear, or contradictory information — we take immediate action. Our editorial and medical teams research the feedback, determine what revisions are needed, and republish the updated content.