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Welcome to Psych Central's review section. This is our primary repository for all of our book reviews on mental health, relationships, parenting, children, human behavior, and psychology.

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Book Review: Cringeworthy

Melissa Dahl’s new book, Cringeworthy: A Theory of Awkwardness, is an engaging, compelling and unique contribution to our understanding of a universal human experience that most of us would dearly love to avoid.
Feelings of awkwardness are ubiquitous. When we are not feeling mortified by...


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Book Review: Saving Talk Therapy

“Nowadays, people don't ‘go into therapy’...they ‘receive mental health interventions,’” writes Enrico Gnaulati in a cynical introduction to his new book Saving Talk Therapy: How Health Insurers, Big Pharma, and Slanted Science are Ruining Good Mental Health Care.
Years ago, people viewed therapy as a place...


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Book Review: Be The Parent Please

There is no arguing that parents today face considerable challenges. From safety in schools to bullying, lack of connection, and lack of empathy among kids. However, there remains one large problem that has crept in rather ominously.
“There are so many forces pushing us to...


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Book Review: Let Go Heal Be Happy

Attempting to explain healing and to undergo the healing process is complex and multi-faceted. Many have undergone the arduous task of trying to expound on these topics but few have written in quite the elaborate detail as Mark Linden O’Meara. His book, Let Go...


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Book Review: It's Not Always Depression

How many of us are truly connected to our emotions? Since emotions can be uncomfortable, we can all probably admit to dealing with them in an unhealthy manner at some point. Maybe we cope through our addiction to technology, through comfort eating, or other...