As the summer winds down here in New England, and school starts back up for many soon, we bring you another installment of our Friday Flashback.
11 Years Ago on Psych Central
- Stigmatization of Borderline Personality Disorder
A look at the stigmatization of borderline personality disorder, not by ordinary people, but by the very same mental health professionals responsible for treating people with this disorder. I also talk about my concerns about the medicalization of mental disorders, especially by some mainstream health websites at the time.
5 Years Ago on Psych Central
- August 2002 Blog Entry
In this blog entry from five years ago, I touched upon an online funeral for a real-life person (yes, there was a lot of virtual social interaction going on long before the me-too’s like Second Life), research published that showed (and continues to show) that people with mental illness are no more likely to be violent than those without, another lament about the lack of quality research in the area of “Internet addiction,” and the fact that psychotherapy alone can help change brain chemistry (which is something, perhaps, that the researchers responsible for these comments should read), amongst other topics.
1 Year Ago on Psych Central
- Workplace Mental Health
Contributor Will Meek has an interesting entry about how employers are starting to understand the importance of helping employees with their emotional and mental health needs, based upon a USA Today story.
- Online Video Games Socially Helpful
Yes, believe it or not, some video games can actually enhance and better one’s social interactions. After all, if you have to work together in a team to achieve a single goal, who cares what modality you’re using (online or face-to-face)?
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Grohol, J. (2007). Friday Flashback for August 17, 2007. Psych Central. Retrieved on January 26, 2015, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2007/08/17/friday-flashback-for-august-17-2007/