Friday Flashback for October 12, 2007
We love fall here at Psych Central, as all of the leaves turn pretty colors here in New England. It’s a beautiful time of the year, and a beautiful time to be alive. We hope you enjoy today’s Flashback.
10 Years Ago on Psych Central
- How Much is Too Much When Spending Time Online?
Ten years ago I wrote this editorial about the silliness of ‘Internet Addiction Disorder’ as a stand-alone diagnosis. Ten years later and, while we have more research into this phenomenon, it still stands as a ridiculous attempt to label people dysfunctional based upon arbitrary, borrowed criteria. I suspect it’s just a matter of time before a medication is approved to treat this issue. Television, Talking-to-Friends and Book Addiction disorders won’t be far behind.
5 Years Ago on Psych Central
- October 2002 Blog Entry
Scroll all the way down the horribly formatted page and you’ll see an entry about how a study at the time found that women’s mental health benefits just as much as men’s in marriage. (It’s one of the few entries that doesn’t link to a dead article — a frustrating aside: why do so many websites have to change their links and not put in simple redirects to the new location of the article?) This was interesting to me since we’ve recently blogged about related issues, such as the effect of relationships related to risk of heart attacks, relationship arguing style and marital satisfaction.
1 Year Ago on Psych Central
- Abolishing Schizophrenia: In My Opinion
Contributor Jennifer Bechdel shares a controversial viewpoint about doing away with the diagnosis of schizophrenia, but not really… Simply changing its name, to try and reduce the stigma associated with it. It’s worth another look if you missed it.
- Our Dying Cat
One year ago, we had to say good-bye to one of our cats who was dying of chronic renal failure. We prolonged her life for 2 years, but one year later, we still very much miss her. Someday I’ll post a picture of our family of cats.
Grohol, J. (2007). Friday Flashback for October 12, 2007. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 7, 2015, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2007/10/12/friday-flashback-for-october-12-2007/