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Friday Flashback for December 17, 2010

It'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.

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Brain and Behavior

Friday Flashback for October 16, 2009

Yesterday I had the honor at presenting at the First International E-Mental Health Summit 2009 in Amsterdam, where I've spent the week exploring the wonderful cities of Bruges and Amsterdam in my first visit to northern Europe. It is a wonderful place and we've met some of the nicest and friendliest people here. So being that I'm in no hurry to get back into the office, here's some wonderful articles that have appeared on Psych Central in...
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Friday Flashback for September 25, 2009

It's the first Friday in Fall, and what better way to celebrate a new season where change is in the air than to take a retro look back on some oldies but goodies?

10 Years Ago on Psych CentralMoving On

Ten years ago, I resigned from my position at the large mental health site I co-founded in 1995 (not this one!), and took up with , an e-health site founded by the former Surgeon General of the , to help them build their mental...
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Friday Flashback for July 24, 2009

While visiting family over the weekend, I thought you might enjoy these classic entries from our past.

10 Years Ago on Psych Central

When Tragedy Provides

My essay about the Columbine tragedy, which also just celebrated its 10 year anniversary a few months ago. Tragedy reminds us that we're human and gives us a chance to reconnect with one another. But nothing can make sense of tragedies such as Columbine.

5 Years Ago on Psych Central

Drug Maker Acknowledges Misleading Claims

In case you thought that some pharmaceutical...
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Friday Flashback for June 5, 2009

You know summer's on its way when it starts heating up here in New England, so what better time to flash back to some classic posts from the Psych Central archives?

10 Years Ago on Psych CentralBecoming Stuck Online
In this classic post, I rant about the world of Internet mental health moving at a glacier's pace, compared to the world of Internet technologies and services. I also allude to my moving on from the founding of Mental Health Net to take a short-lived position...
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Friday Flashback for May 1, 2009

It's Friday, I'm on vacation, so you might as well enjoy these oldies but goodies from years gone by.

10 Years Ago on Psych Central

Becoming Stuck Online
Ten years ago, I was contemplating my first big career move, leaving a company I had been with for four years in Columbus, Ohio and moving to Austin, Texas to go to work for an Internet startup called No wonder I was feeling "stuck," as the job I had created for myself was no longer very challenging...
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Friday Flashback for February 6, 2009

In case you missed it, we launched two new features on Psych Central since our last Flashback -- our weekly podcast and a new blog entitled Mindfulness and Psychotherapy. But if you prefer the old over the new, then read

10 Years Ago on Psych CentralDetecting Deception: A quick review of the psychological research
A decade ago, we did a quick lit search on psychologists' ability to detect deception in others, and this issue has come up as one of the cornerstones of...
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Friday Flashback for January 2, 2009

This seems like a good Friday to take a look back, as people recover from their New Year's celebrations (including us!) and as many of us look forward to what 2009 has in store for us (we're wishing for an improved economy, for one!).

10 Years Ago on Psych CentralEnjoying the Moment: It's Harder Than It Seems
I've always been fascinated by the passage of time, and how our perceptions make something that is unchanging seem dynamic and fluid. Sometimes in our life, we feel...
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Friday Flashback for November 28, 2008

Wow, can you believe November is nearly gone while the Thanksgiving turkey is digesting in our stomachs? Neither can we, and so we bring you another installment of our occasional Friday Flashback.

10 Years Ago on Psych CentralRelationship Reprise: Don't Forget Them
As the holidays descend upon us, it may be a good time to remember what's really important in life -- our relationships with our friends, family and others, not things. Focus on those relationships, renew old ones, and do some relationship housekeeping to...
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Friday Flashback for September 12, 2008

I'll be taking a few days off, so while I'm away, I thought you might enjoy some of these oldies but goodies!

10 Years Ago on Psych CentralMental Health Care is Available in Varied Forms
Ten years ago, I wrote about the various forms or types of treatments available to treat mental illness and mental health related issues. It's a good primer on what to expect from different modalities, like outpatient care versus going to a private psychiatric hospital or the like.

5 Years Ago on...
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Friday Flashback for July 25, 2008

I'm off to Dayton, Ohio this weekend to help a friend celebrate getting older (isn't it amazing the things we humans celebrate?), so I leave you with this flashback for today.

10 Years Ago on Psych CentralFee-for-service Self-Help Sites
Ten years ago this summer, I wrote about a questionable new trend at the time of a growing number of mental health self-help websites which began appearing that charged users access to their services. Keep in mind, this was during the heydays of the boom,...
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