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.

Addictions

Beating Sugar Addiction

Feeling a little down? Pop a chocolate or scarf a piece of pie. Need a little afternoon pick-me-up? Reach for a soda or highly sweet caffeine drink. Like the...
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Disorders

What’s in a Name?

I’ve been blogging about obsessive-compulsive disorder for over five years, and for most of that time, I’ve referred to those with OCD as “OCD sufferers.” I’ve felt it was...
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Cognitive-Behavioral

Resisting SADness

A friend of mine claims that February is actually the longest month of the year, having, she says, at least 126 days in it. It’s a joke to take...
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Borderline Personality

Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline personality disorder is a personality disorder that is characterized by a recurring, long-standing pattern of having unstable relationships with others — romantic, friendships and with family members. It’s...
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Anxiety

Mind Over Mood, 2nd Ed.

Negative thoughts can affect us in ways we sometimes do not understand. They can affect the way we act toward family, friends, and co-workers — really, affect our entire day....
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