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

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.