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Awards and Credentials

  1. PsychCentral named one of the 50 Best Web sites in 2008 by Time.com
  2. Distinguished Service Award, International Society for Mental Health Online, 1999

John Grohol Psy.D.

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Dr. Grohol has been writing, researching, and publishing in the area of online mental, psychological and human behavior since 1992. He has overseen the development of mental health content for DrKoop.com and Revolution Health, as well as one of the first online therapy clinics. Dr. Grohol sits on the editorial board of the journal, CyberPsychology & Behavior, and is a founding member of the Society for Participatory Medicine.

Since 1995, Dr. Grohol has been overseeing the leading mental health network online today, PsychCentral.com, named one of the 50 Best Web sites in 2008 by Time.com. He is a tireless patient advocate and believes that the best prescriptions for well-being and happiness are information, empathy, and understanding.

Dr. Grohol lives north of Boston with his wife and six cats.

John Grohol Psy.D.'s Content (Recent - Older)

Can Money Really Buy Happiness?

  • By: John Grohol Psy.D.
  • It turns out that whoever said money can’t buy you happiness was wrong.Money can buy you happiness, as long as you give some of the money away, or use it ...

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Do You Have Depression? 5 Symptoms Provide the Answer

  • By: John Grohol Psy.D.
  • You’ve probably heard of depression if you’ve listened to a radio or watched a TV in the past 25 years. You can’t miss the commercials for medications that ...

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What's the difference between depression and manic depression?

  • By: John Grohol Psy.D.
  • Sometimes people are confused about the differences between clinical depression and manic depression. And it’s no wonder — they both have the word ...

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Telephone therapy benefits depression

  • By: John Grohol Psy.D.
  • Imagine a treatment that was so powerful and useful, it could even be delivered by the telephone. That treatment? Good old psychotherapy.

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How to find affordable psychotherapy

  • By: John Grohol Psy.D.
  • Finding affordable psychotherapy can sometimes seem like an oxymoron. Experienced and highly trained mental health professionals, such as psychologists, ...

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Not your grandfather's depression

  • By: John Grohol Psy.D.
  • My grandfather was a caricature of the stolid working-class, blue-collar, hard-scrabble miner whose parents came to this country with virtually nothing. ...

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