These sources consist of legitimate science or are evidence-based through credible scientific sourcing. Legitimate science follows the scientific method, is unbiased, and does not use emotional words. These sources also respect the consensus of experts in the given scientific field and strive to publish peer-reviewed science. Some sources in this category may have a slight political bias but adhere to scientific principles. See all Pro-Science sources.
- Overall, we rate the Psychiatric Times as a pro-science source based on peer review of research and submissions; although individual writers may have biases, we also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: PRO-SCIENCE
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Psychiatric Times was established in 1985 as a psychiatric publication to provide mental health professionals with up-to-date news, research, and clinical information. The website curates content by and for mental health care professionals. In addition, they also publish monthly Special Reports that are produced through a peer-review process to ensure accuracy and quality. The site is owned by MJH Life Sciences and is headquartered in Cranbury, New Jersey. The founder of Psychiatric Times is John L. Schwartz, MD.
Funded by / Ownership
The site is owned by MJH Life Sciences, a healthcare media company that owns and publishes approximately 50 specialty medical publications. Psychiatric Times generates revenue through advertising, sponsored content, and event marketing.
Analysis / Bias
The Psychiatric Times publishes articles such as “Psychedelic Daily “Vitamins”: Social Psychiatric Prediction #2.” While this article does not take a strong positive or negative stance on micro-dosing, the article focuses mainly on its potential benefits and supports its claims by citing sources such as the pro-science site Psychology Today.
Another article on the site, “Psychiatry, “Dangerousness,” and the President,” takes a clear stance against using psychiatry to assess the potential dangerousness of public figures based solely on secondhand information or media reports. The author cites the American Medical Association (AMA) and ethical principles of the American Psychiatric Association, including the Goldwater Rule, which prohibits psychiatrists from publicly speculating about the mental health of public figures. In general, the Psychiatric Times is a pro-science source based on evidence-based peer-reviewed research studies.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Psychiatric Times as a pro-science source based on peer review of research and submissions; although individual writers may have biases, we also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (M. Huitsing 05/02/2023)
Last Updated on May 9, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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