Friday Flashback for December 17, 2010It’s been awhile since I’ve done one of these, but as we head into the holiday season, we slow down a bit here. So enjoy these great golden oldies from days of yore.

15 Years Ago on Psych Central

Seek Out Help

One of the first things I wrote for the website was an editorial piece about how you should nearly always seek out psychotherapy in addition to medications for treatment of mental health issues (which is even more true today than it was 15 years ago). And I announced a call for articles for a new online mental health magazine called Perspectives.

5 Years Ago on Psych Central

At trial, noted cardiologist criticizes Merck’s behavior

Talk about the “tip of the iceberg.” In this blog entry from December 2005, I noted how a cardiologist was calling out Merck for its marketing and biased research on the drug Vioxx. In the years after this lawsuit was filed, dozens more lawsuits were filed independently against virtually every drug company for their deceptive and/or off-label marketing practices, and their active suppression of research data that showed their drugs often performed only as well as a sugar pill. It’s been the biggest shakeup of the pharmaceutical industry we’ve seen in the past decade.

1 Year Ago on Psych Central

The Dysfunctional Holiday Letter

A classic holiday letter written by Gina Gallagher and Patricia Konjoian.

Addicted to Sex? The Internet? Friendship?

With it looking more and more likely that “behavioral addictions” will make it into the DSM-5, one has to ask the question — where do we draw the line between normal behavior and “addicted” behavior?



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    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 17 Dec 2010
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Grohol, J. (2010). Friday Flashback for December 17, 2010. Psych Central. Retrieved on November 23, 2014, from


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