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 Review: Meditation Made Easy

Books about meditation seem to be increasingly directed toward a broad audience, as meditation and mindfulness have become an everyday goal for many people. We are learning, through research, that...
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Why Boundaries Don’t Work

Has setting limits not worked? Despite your efforts, are your boundaries often ignored? It’s frustrating, to say the least, but it’s not always the other person’s fault. Here’s why...
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Chronic Pain

PTSD and Chronic Pain

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) mostly is known for its effect on overall mental health. There is research, however, to support the fact that PTSD is increasingly being recognized for...
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The Paradox of OCD

As we know, those with obsessive-compulsive disorder typically deal with a lot of anxiety. What if I leave the stove on and burn the house down? What if my...
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Children and Teens

5 Things Every Teen Needs

Are you baffled by your teenager’s behavior? Welcome to the club. Please step inside my office. Let’s eavesdrop on other parents: “My son doesn’t sleep at night, so he...
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Atypical Antipsychotics

Schizophrenia Treatment

Table of Contents Introduction Psychotherapy Medications Coping Guidelines For The Family Self-Help Introduction Schizophrenia usually first appears in a person during their late teens or throughout their twenties. It...
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