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Certificate validity 24 Nov 2015 - Nov 2016

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We moderate comments on Psych Central to provide a safe discussion environment that is free of spam, trolls, and comments that violate our Terms of Use.

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(16 Oct 2015) - Link

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Internet users commenting on any Psych Central blog must post information that is true and correct to the best of their knowledge. We invite you to provide resources (e.g., references, links, etc.) on health, mental health or medical claims when possible and relevant.

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Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 15 Apr 2015
 

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We accept advertising from many different companies, including pharmaceutical companies who develop, research and sell psychiatric medications for many of the mental disorders listed on this site. We want you to be clear that we do accept pharmaceutical company funding.
 

(16 Oct 2015) - Link

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Moderators are volunteers and declare no conflicts of interest with regard to their duties here.

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No advertiser, organization, or pharmaceutical company, at any time, has any direct influence or impact on our editorial decisions, editorial direction, or what we publish on the site.
 

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