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Top 10 Psychology & Mental Health Topics of 2014

top-10-psychology-topics-2014Another year has passed and with it, we’ve all grown a little older. And perhaps a little wiser as well.

But we’ve also experienced deep loss this year as well, with the tragic suicide of Robin Williams — just one of the estimated 800,000 people who take their own lives each year. A marker of just how much further we have to go.

Here at Psych Central we try every day to reach more people with our message of hope — we now serve more than 7 million people from around the world each month. They come here not only to learn about a mental health concern, but also about common psychological topics and issues, and to learn how to improve their relationships and parenting skills. Our two online support communities are now home to over 220 support groups for our 417,000 members.

With a new year comes the potential of a new start and changing some of those aspects about yourself that could use a little improvement. We’ll be here for you to help you with those goals, with great new articles on these topics from experts, professionals and people just like you.

Click through to see our top 10 lists for the World of Psychology blog, our entire blog network, our Pro site, and from our news bureau.

Top 10 Psychology Blog Topics

Here are the top 10 psychology and mental health topics of 2014 that appeared here on the World of Psychology blog at Psych Central:

  1. 17 Questions to Ask Your Partner to Deepen Your Connection
    by Margarita Tartakovsky, MS

  2. 6 Things to Say to Someone with Depression or Who’s Depressed
    by John M. Grohol, Psy.D.

  3. Robin Williams, Mental Illness Sufferer, Dead at 63 Due to Suicide
    by John M. Grohol, Psy.D.

  4. Latuda: A New Treatment Option for Bipolar Depression
    by John M. Grohol, Psy.D.

  5. Learning to Let Go of Past Hurts: 5 Ways to Move On
    by John M. Grohol, Psy.D.

  6. Why People Should Reconsider Having Sex
    by Eve Hogan

  7. 10 Things I Do Every Day to Beat Depression
    by Therese Borchard

  8. 9 Ways to Let Go of Stuck Thoughts
    by Therese Borchard

  9. 5 Ways to Maintain Boundaries with Difficult People
    by Margarita Tartakovsky, MS

  10. Answering the Question: ‘What Should I Do With My Life?’
    by Melody Wilding, LMSW

Top 10 Most Popular Articles from the Psych Central Blog Network

These are the top 10 most popular articles from our blog network for 2014:

  1. 9 Things Every Parent with an Anxious Child Should Try
    by Renee Jain, MAPP

  2. Forget Positive Thinking – Try This to Curb Teen Anxiety
    by Renee Jain, MAPP

  3. Want To Be Mentally Tough? Stop Doing These Five Things
    by Claire Dorotik-Nana, LMFT

  4. 4 Things Psychologists Know That You Should Know Too
    by Jonice Webb, Ph.D.

  5. 5 Signs you are Involved with a Narcissist
    by Linda Hatch, Ph.D.

  6. 10 Things Depression Doesn’t Want You To Know!
    by John D. Moore, Ph.D.

  7. I Hate My Husband! Angry Feelings In Relationships & Welcome To The Thunderdome
    by Cherilynn Veland, LCSW, MSW

  8. Difference Between Bipolar Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder
    by Candida Fink, MD

  9. 6 Bad Habits that Will Drain Your Energy
    by Joe Wilner

  10. Robin Williams and Childhood Emotional Neglect
    by Jonice Webb, Ph.D.

Top 10 Articles from Psych Central Professional

Here are top 10 most popular articles from our professional site in 2014:

  1. How to Raise a Confident Daughter
    by Heather Gilmore, LLMSW

  2. ADHD: Tips to help kids with ADHD improve focus (especially for when they go back to school)
    by Heather Gilmore, LLMSW

  3. Anxiety Relief: 3 Activities to help Kids Manage Their Anxiety
    by Heather Gilmore, LLMSW

  4. Tips for Writing Notes Part 1 – The 3 Most Important People to Consider
    by Dr. Maelisa Hall

  5. 5 Attachment-Based Activities to Strengthen Parent-Child Relationships
    by Heather Gilmore, LLMSW

  6. ADHD & Low Self-Esteem: Helping Kids with ADHD Improve Self-Esteem
    by Heather Gilmore, LLMSW

  7. 8 Steps to Launching or Relaunching a Psychotherapy Practice
    by Julie Hanks, LCSW

  8. Why Kids Need to Play
    by Heather Gilmore, LLMSW

  9. Is This Innocent Mistake Keeping Your Clients From Calling?
    by Kelly Higdon, LMFT

  10. 5 Steps to Finding Your Professional Blogging Style
    by Julie Hanks, LCSW

Top 10 Psychology, Brain and Mental Health News Topics

And finally, here are the top 10 news topics we covered in 2014:

  1. Is Sexting Normal?
  2. 1st Trimester Antidepressant Use Tied to Autism Risk
  3. What’s Your Earliest Memory?
  4. Spatial Skill May Be Undiminished with Age
  5. How Different Types of Meditation Affect the Brain
  6. Birth Season May Be Tied to Temperament
  7. Scientists Create Virtual Brain to Study Neurological Disorders
  8. Study Shows Autism Begins During Pregnancy
  9. New Therapy Shows Promise for Personality Disorders
  10. Beyond Antidepressants: Taking Stock of New Treatments
Top 10 Psychology & Mental Health Topics of 2014

John M. Grohol, Psy.D.

Dr. John Grohol is the founder of Psych Central. He is a psychologist, author, researcher, and expert in mental health online, and has been writing about online behavior, mental health and psychology issues since 1995. Dr. Grohol has a Master's degree and doctorate in clinical psychology from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Grohol sits on the editorial board of the journal Computers in Human Behavior and is a founding board member of the Society for Participatory Medicine. You can learn more about Dr. John Grohol here.

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Grohol, J. (2019). Top 10 Psychology & Mental Health Topics of 2014. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 25, 2020, from
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