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Friday Flashback for February 29, 2008

While I'm down in Texas enjoying some sunshine and the ranch life, I'm happy to present to you some of the golden oldies from Psych Central's archives. Have a great weekend!

10 Years Ago on Psych CentralThe Birth of a New Society:
The International Society for Mental Health Online
Ten years ago this March marks the 10th anniversary of the founding of this Society, dedicated to mental health online (contrary to the organization's website, it actually remains open to anyone interested in online mental health,...
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Friday Flashback for January 18, 2008

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 CentralChoices: 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...
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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 CentralHow 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...
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Friday Flashback for September 7, 2007

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 CentralThe 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...
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Friday Flashback for August 17, 2007

As the summer winds down here in New England, and school starts back up for many soon, we bring you another installment of our Friday Flashback.

11 Years Ago on Psych CentralStigmatization of Borderline Personality Disorder
A look at the stigmatization of borderline personality disorder, not by ordinary people, but by the very same mental health professionals responsible for treating people with this disorder. I also talk about my concerns about the medicalization of mental disorders, especially by some mainstream health websites at the...
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Friday Flashback for July 20, 2007

While much of the week was hot and humid here in New England, Friday presented us with a beautiful summer's day while I presented at the World Congress in Boston on Social Networking in healthcare.

10 Years Ago on Psych CentralSelf Help Works
A look at some of the powerful self-help resources available online as of 1997, including self-help support groups (both in forums and chats), an online self-help database, and of course, our favorite original (and the first) free self-help book published online, ...
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