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.


Pure Obsessional OCD

When my 17-year-old son Dan told me he had obsessive-compulsive disorder, my first comment was “But you never even wash your hands!” While that statement surely revealed my limited...
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The Will to Live

“He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.” – Friederich Nietzche Hospital beds are filled with people whose bodies are connected to machinery that keeps hearts...
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Gays in Search of Meaning

Many gay people (“gay” here refers to entire LGBT community) are acknowledging a need for a more meaningful way of living to avoid a motionless and purposeless existence. Lack...
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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Relationship OCD

One thing is definite about obsessive-compulsive disorder. It is creative, with no shortage of themes to latch onto. Typically, OCD will attack the very things the person with the...
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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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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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