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.


The Barriers to True Forgiveness

As holiday and other family gatherings draw near, so does the pressure to be gracious, forgiving, happy and “normal.” Our expectations of ourselves and sense of others’ expectations can...
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OCD and Spouses

Regardless of whether you knew your partner had obsessive-compulsive disorder before you married, my guess is life together hasn’t always been easy. Neither my husband nor I have OCD...
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Why Exercise Helps Depression

Three hundred and fifty million people worldwide are affected by depression. In the United States, in 2013, estimates revealed that percent of all American adults had suffered from...
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Chronic Depression and Codependency

Dysthymia, or chronic depression, is a common symptom of codependency; however, many codependents aren’t aware that they’re depressed. Because the symptoms are mild, most people with chronic depression wait...
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The Rumor: A Novel

Did you hear? Grace, mother of two and wife of real estate mogul “Fast Eddie,” is in the midst of a passionate love affair with Benton Coe, the architect. (They must...
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