It’s been a beautiful summer week in New England, perfect BBQing weather on Monday’s Labor Day, although it’s also been dry as a bone.

10 Years Ago on Psych Central

  • The Drugging of Our Children
    Back in 1997, the argument of the day wasn’t about whether children were being overdiagnosed with bipolar disorer, but rather whether they were being overdiagnosed with ADHD. In this editorial, I suggest much of the rise in diagnoses of ADHD in children in the early 1990s could at least be partly attributable to sloppy diagnosis by primary care physicians, who are not experts in mental health concerns. I believe the same is true today.

6 Years Ago on Psych Central

  • December 28, 2001 Blog Entry
    The more the times change, the more they stay the same. In this entry, I wrote about how WebMD acquired what was left of Medscape after coming out the leader in the online health world (since went bust and was acquired by WebMD). Today’s world of e-health is no different. WebMD gets its large traffic numbers not by driving people all to its website, but through a half-dozen sites it owns that have virtually the same content (really, what’s the difference between the content on MedicineNet and WebMD (both owned and operated by WebMD)? Why doesn’t WebMD get hit with search engine penalties for this duplicate content?). Revolution Health’s main traffic comes not from, but from one of its acquisitions, (which was doing quite fine on its own). The main difference? Instead of closing down websites and just integrating their content into the main parent property, e-health sites are now creating “networks” of affiliated sites, mostly owned by the parent company.

1 Year Ago on Psych Central

  • Donate Your Brain
    Contributor Sandra Kiume noted that the Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center allows you to donate your brain to help further neurological science and research into brain functioning. Please consider adding this to your will, as only through such donations do researchers have the ability to explore how the brain functions. We’re still a far way off from understanding its inner workings.
  • Workplace Mental Health
    A year ago, contributor Will Meek discussed this issue of mental health issues and how they impacted the workplace, because of an excellent article on the problem in USA Today (which is surprisingly still available).

  • NeuroTalk is Created
    A year ago in August, we created the BrainTalk 2 communities (since renamed NeuroTalk) after the original BrainTalk suffered yet another outage, this one lasting nearly 3 months. We were fed up with the lack of reliability around the old BrainTalk (as were many of its members who contacted us), and created a new, more reliable home for a comprehensive neurological support community. We now have over 5,200 members and we’re growing more everyday!