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.


Is it OCD, OCPD, or What?

Grace is obsessed about order and having things “just #8221; She is constantly checking for symmetry in her surroundings. The time she spends ordering and organizing her things is...
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OCD and Fear of Treatment

I’ve previously written about recovery avoidance in those with obsessive-compulsive disorder. It can be heartbreaking for family and friends to know there is treatment for the illness, yet their...
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A Tribute to OCD Heroes

I recently attended a family funeral at the Pacific View Memorial Park in Newport Beach, Calif., about 15 miles southeast of Disneyland and fewer than 10 miles from John...
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Breathing in a Circle

On the last Tuesday of every month, around the world, small groups of people gather themselves into circles. They come together not to debate an issue, form a committee...
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The Two Faces of Guilt

We all want positive changes in our lives, but often there is something blocking us. Some blocks are very personal, but there are others which are almost universal. One...
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Can You Love Too Much?

Conventional belief is that we can never love too much, but that isn’t always true. Sometimes, love can blind us so that we deny painful truths. We might believe...
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