Here is a list helpful resources we have compiled from our own experience and from recommendations of our patients. Please feel free to let us know if there are other sites, books or videos out there that you have found to be helpful for you. As we hope these resources are informative, helpful, and easily accessible, please contact a licensed mental health professional if you or someone you know is in need of treatment.
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)
The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies is a multidisciplinary professional organization committed to the advancement of scientific approaches to the understanding and improvement of human functioning through the investigation and application of behavioral, cognitive, and other evidence-based approaches to the assessment, prevention, and treatment of psychiatric issues.
Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA)
An international nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depressive, obsessive-compulsive, and trauma-related disorders through education, practice, and research.
Evidence Based Mental Health Treatment for Children and Adolescents
This site was developed to educate the public and professionals about mental health treatments that have the strongest scientific support, and are most likely to work.
International OCD Foundation (IOCDF)
The mission of the International OCD Foundation is to help everyone affected by obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders to live full and productive lives. Our aim is to increase access to effective treatment, end the stigma associated with mental health issues, and foster a community for those affected by OCD and the professionals who treat them.
OCD Georgia is the Georgia affiliate of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF). They began in 2011 with the aim of increasing awareness of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and its treatment, provide information to Georgians with OCD and related disorders, and offer OCD outreach programs to mental health professionals and our community. Through providing resources at the local level, their goal is to help reduce the time it takes people suffering from OCD to find effective treatment.
Trichotillomania Learning Center for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs)
TLC is a national nonprofit devoted to ending the suffering caused by hair pulling and skin picking, guided by a Scientific Advisory Board of leading researchers & clinicians.
International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation (IOCDF) (www.iocdf.org)
Beyond OCD (www.beyondocd.org)
Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcus (PANDAS) (kids.iocdf.org/what-is-ocd/pandas/)
Intrusive Thoughts.org (www.intrusivethoughts.org)
OCD Books for Adults and their Loved Ones
Getting Over OCD: A 10-Step Workbook for Taking Back Your Life by Jonathan S. Abramowitz
Loving Someone with OCD by Karen Landsman, Kathleen Rupertus, and Cherry Pedrick
When a Family Member Has OCD by Jon Hershfield
Books for Children and Parents
Helping Your Child with OCD: A Workbook for Parents of Children with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder by Lee Fitzgibbons and Cherry Pedrick
Freeing Your Child from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder by Tamar Chansky
Talking Back to OCD: The Program that Helps Kids and Teens Say “No Way” – and Parents Say “Way to Go” by John March
Take Control of OCD: The Ultimate Guide for Kids With OCD by Bonnie Zucker
Stopping the Noise in your Head (by Reid Wilson, Phd) (noiseinyourhead.com/free-video-series)
The TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors
Online resources/adjunct services for BFRBs
The Hair Pulling “Habit” and You: How to Solve the Trichotillomania Puzzle, Revised Edition by Ruth Goldfinger Golomb and Sherrie Mansfield Vavrichek
A Parent Guide to Hair Pulling Disorder: Effective Parenting Strategies for Children with Trichotillomania by Suzanne Mouton-Odum and Ruth Goldfinger Golomb
Selective Mutism Group
National Suicide Prevention Hotline (1-800-273-TALK (8255))