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.

Depression

A New Treatment for Depression

For six months, clinical psychologist Jennice Vilhauer, , had been working with a man who was struggling with depression. He was having a hard time shifting his negative thinking,...
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Disorders

Symptoms of OCD

For those who think they, or a loved one, might be suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder, it is easy to do an online search and find a list of typical...
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Anxiety

Living with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

People with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) experience obsessions, compulsions or both. “Obsessions are unwanted thoughts, images, or impulses that an individual experiences over and over again,” said Andrea Umbach, PsyD,...
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General

How to Be Alone

I often spend at least twelve hours a day being very much in the presence of others. Caring for patients, discussing cases with attending doctors, interacting with nurses and social...
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