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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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Addictions

Book Review: Wild

How wild it was, to let it be. — Cheryl Strayed
Cheryl Strayed’s national best-seller, Wild, is the true account of a woman who loses everything and risks everything in order to rebuild herself, slowly but surely, after inconceivable loss.
At 22 years old, Strayed lost...


Book Reviews

Unlocking the Secrets of Self-Esteem

If you pick up a book on building self-esteem, you’d presumably like to feel better about yourself. Yet many of these guides simply cheer us on emptily, or provide us with anecdotes that just don’t fit. In Unlocking the Secrets of Self-Esteem: A Guide to Building Confidence...


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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 we don’t have to be experts to incorporate some meditation techniques in our lives — that we can use...


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Solution-Oriented Spirituality: Connection, Wholeness & Possibility

In therapy and other mental health sessions, we delve into a client’s most private, innermost thoughts: the feelings and experiences that make them human. But despite the intimacy of therapy, there are some aspects of clients’ lives that can prove uncomfortable for clinicians — including spirituality.
In Solution-Oriented Spirituality:...