Mental Health Library

By John M. Grohol, Psy.D.

Welcome to Psych Central's mental health library. This is our primary repository for all of our articles on mental health, relationships, parenting, children, human behavior and psychology. Jump down to a a list of all of our mental health categories.

Book Reviews

Book Review: The Power Paradox

Want to understand power? Forget Machiavelli! For too long, argues Dacher Keltner, author of The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence, we have accepted unquestioningly the version...
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Anxiety

A New Way of Being

The mind is often busy focusing on one concern or another. Sometimes you might be dealing with remorse about the past, and other times you might be worrying about...
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Book Reviews

Book Review: Frientimacy

Shasta Nelson has made a career out of understanding, encouraging, and helping women make and maintain healthy friendships. In Frientimacy: How to Deepen Friendships for Lifelong Health and Happiness,...
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Book Reviews

Book Review: You Only Live Once

“Too many people spend money they earned… to buy things they don’t want… to impress people that they don’t like.” –Will Rogers “Money often costs too much.” –Ralph Waldo...
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Addictions

Is Anger an Addiction?

The American Society of Addiction Medicine, defines an addiction as, “a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic...
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