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: All or Nothing

Type-A personality: The person who is always driven to achieve, even at the expense of everything else. If you are not that person, you probably know someone who operates...
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Anger

Book Review: The Silenced Child

Oliver Sacks described listening as the only cardinal rule a practitioner must have. In her new book, The Silenced Child: From Labels, Medications, and Quick-Fix Solutions to Listening, Growth...
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Caregivers

Should OCD Be a Family Affair?

When my seventeen-year-old son Dan was first diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder, I wanted details. What was he thinking, how was he feeling, is today better or worse than yesterday?...
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Anxiety

Why Do We Worry?

It is a part of human nature to worry; be it about health, finances, family, and relationships. Worry is adaptive in some contexts, as it can help us to...
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Antidepressants

Preventive Therapy for OCD?

The postpartum period is sometimes accompanied by anxiety, depression, and even obsessive-compulsive disorder. Studies on preventive therapy for postpartum OCD have shown promising results. What a great idea! Stop OCD in...
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