Hey, hey! Welcome to our first Friday Flashback on the new year! Never too late to celebrate is our motto, and celebrate we shall. We’re now in our 13th year on the Web and 16th year online, and we’re rarin’ to get it started!!

10 Years Ago on Psych Central

  • Choices: How Do You Make Them?
    Ten years ago, I was faced with a big decision in my life (although I didn’t talk about the specifics at the time)… To leave a long-term, serious relationship, or to go out on my own and live independently again. It was one of the most difficult decisions I made in my life, and this article was my attempt to try and bring some reason to it. In the end, I made a very emotional decision and went with my gut, and I’ve never looked back in regret.

5 Years Ago on Psych Central

  • The Selling of Neurontin
    Five years ago, we gave a healthy kudos to NPR for its series on how Neurontin was aggressively marketed — off-label and against the law — for uses it has never gained FDA approval for, including bipolar disorder, pain, migraine headaches, and drug and alcohol withdrawal. A year after this NPR series aired, Pfizer’s Warner-Lambert unit plead guilty to two felonies and paid $430 million in penalties for this abuse of the public trust. Apparently some companies have learned little…

1 Year Ago on Psych Central

  • Positive Psychology at McLean Hospital
    Carol Kauffman, Ph.D., who apparently is no longer at McLean, was supposed to head up the first-of-its-kind Positive Psychology institute at McLean Hospital, which was supposed to be open by the end of the year. But we could find no mention of it on the McLean website. We’re sorry to see that this effort apparently never went forward, because we believe it was a worthy idea.
  • Wherefore Art Revolution Health?
    Monday will celebrate Revolution Health’s first year anniversary being online. Outside of an occasional twitter when they acquire yet another web property (Gee, I wonder who’s next… A health search engine? Another health website like Health Central?), I haven’t heard much about them in the e-health world. I suppose this is a good thing, demonstrating their focus on trying to build something different in the world of online health. I hope we see more interesting things from them in 2008 and they make good on their original mandate to provide something truly “revolutionary” in this space.
  • Are They Crazy or Is the Government Out to Get Them?
    We wrote about an interesting article in the Washington Post Magazine about a group of individuals who’ve found each other via the Internet. Their common thread? They think the government is out to get them. A year later, I wonder if most of them still believe that’s true?