About This Site & User Agreement

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All users, health care providers and consumers, are welcome. You do not have to register to read the information on this site, but you do need to agree to the following.

If you are a provider of health care related services, you are encouraged to register for this site. Please read the details about this site and conditions of use. Afterwards you will be asked if you wish to register. A link is provided to the registration page. At the end of registration, you will be asked if you agree to this User Agreement.

About This Site

ePsyQ.com Mental Health Network is a community of healthcare providers dedicated to developing the service and research potential of this media. ePsyQ.com provide a base of operations for web based research and services in the healthcare sciences. ePsyQ.com intends to drive healthcare providers to the site by providing basic web based services such as networking opportunities, free service listing and webspace, news, top site ranking for healthcare sites, to generate interest in both participating in web based services and research, as well as referring clients for participation as subjects. See more here.


The mission of ePsyQ.com is to (1) advance the knowledge of the public about the nature, quality and accessibility of health services, (2) to promote and provide a means for health professional to network with other health professionals about professional concerns, and (3) to build a network of health professionals and other interested parties to promote the use of the Internet to communicate, build creative and collaborative services and service models and research their outcomes. None of the information contained on this site should be considered a replacement for professional services offered face-to-face by licensed mental health professionals.

Terms of Use

Disclaimer of Content

You understand and acknowledge that David E. Johnson, MSW, LICSW (DJ) assumes no responsibility to screen or review Content and/or User Content that is originated by parties other than DJ, and that DJ or his designee shall have the right, but not the obligation, in its sole discretion to review, refuse, monitor, edit or remove any Content and/or User Content that is available on the Site. All opinions expressed by DJ are based on his training and experience in the field of mental health since 1978 and are intended as educational, not a replacement for licensed professional service. DJ expressly disclaims all responsibility or liability to you or any other person or entity for the performance or nonperformance of such Content and/or User Content review. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU ASSUME ALL RISK ASSOCIATED WITH THE USE OF ANY AND ALL CONTENT AND/OR USER CONTENT.

Fair Use Notice

This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of mental health, environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information go here. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

Content Policy

Those who wish to add content to this site must be a member, have a completed profile that identifies their name and credentials. Identification by link to a profile or a resume/vita is permitted. All contributors must behave at all times with respect and honesty. Any content is protected under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license, unless specified otherwise. Contributors may delete or update previously submitted information, but it may be necessary to contact the owner to do so. HTML links must be valid and regularly checked by the author. All content is assumed to be original unless a reference is cited. Content must not violate a copyright.

Content submissions must identify the author and are assumed to be an authoritative statement for which references (links for example) must be provided in standard APA format. Information based solely on personal experience (e.g. anything the person has undergone himself/herself) must be clearly identified as representing the opinion of the contributor. By submitting the information, contributors certify the information is true and correct to their knowledge or they must clearly state that their statement is a hypothesis or tentative explanation. The content must be intended to support, not replace, the direct relationship between patients and health professionals. Contributers are encouraged to not publish any information that is private. Content should not contain personal, identifiable information for anyone other than the author or content embarrassing to others.

All content on this site is held for approval by the owner. The owner is notified automatically when contributors submit content. Submissions are reviewed within 24 hours in most cases. The owner shall determine if the content submitted is consistent with the mission of this site and the HONcode standards. Unapproved content will be returned to the author with requested changes. Contributors who repeatedly and flagrantly violate these standards will be notified that they have been banned from submitting further content. Frequent contributors may be given the privilege to post their content without prior review and may volunteer to moderate other's content, but only if they fully identify themselves and their credentials and agree to these standards.

On each page, the author, the last modification date is automatically listed. Any claims relating to the benefit or performance of a specific medical treatment, commercial product or service must be supported by clear references to scientific research results and/or published articles or stated that they are based on the author's personal research or professional opinions explaining how the author reached the conclusions stated. Contributors are not allowed to post advertisements, whether in the form of text links or banners without authorization of the specific content by the owner.

Links to other websites represent a general knowledge of those sites are related in purpose to the article and/or ePsyQ.com, not an endorsement of their content. The author certifies by submitting content that no compensation was received or else the author must disclose any situation that could conceivably be viewed as a conflict of interest or a reportable financial interest as a disclaimer in the first paragraph of the article.

The Discussion Forum is provided to allow an exchange of ideas about topics. It is subject to all the same rules listed above. Contributors may suggest new sections and reorganization of some part of the forum to facilitate discussion by emailing the owner.

Advertising Policy

This site is entirely supported by the personal resources of David E. Johnson, MSW, LICSW, the owner, (also referred to as Administrator and DJ). The owner has no conflicts of interest other than listed below.

All products advertised on this site labeled as "recommended" are professionally recommended by the author of that particular section. The endorsement of the products listed were not compensated in any way and represent products the author recommends to his clients and to colleagues for the purpose of education on mental health topics.

All other products advertised are clearly marked as such. The owner has no control over ad content and their presence on the site represents no recommendation or endorsement of content, effectiveness or quality. Sources are identified within each advertisement. Any revenues obtained from the products displayed are a source of funding for the development and operation of the site or other projects related to the mission of this site. If you are interested in advertising on this site, please contact the ownerhere.

We use third-party advertising companies (Google, Inc.) to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (NOT including your name, address, email address, telephone number, or any other identifying information) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.


The identities and details of any individual consumers referred to in clinical discussions are changed to protect their identities. Identities of contributors who are not health care providers are requested and limited to how they wish to be identified and their web or email address. The email address will not be shown unless the contributer submits it in content. ePsyQ.com and all it's approved providers and other contributers, agree to follow rules, regulations, and laws applicable to confidentiality and private health information in the jurisdiction in which they reside and must meet or exceed medical information standards in the United States.

Cookies may be required for certain website functions. Cookies are automatically set to expire at the end of the session or one year or more later. No data is collected by ePsyQ.com surreptitiously via cookies for any purpose than automatic functioning of the Joomla or any other site content manager, except as described above in the Advertising Policy.

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