Books, Fiction

Wibbly Wobblies That Live Inside My Tummy By Kerri O’Callaghan

This book describes the symptoms of OCD in the form of a children’s story, written from the perspective of Max, a young boy who has OCD. Max’s intended audience is other children who have OCD and family and friends, who have also been touched by the difficulties associated with living with OCD. Max portrays OCD as a real illness and that…

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Check Mates: A Collection of Fiction, Poetry and Artwork About Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, by People with OCD

By Vrinda Pendred, Beth Barker, E.I. Muse and Jennifer Abrams. A diverse range of styles and genres, “and a mix of rage, frustration, tears, violence, pain, heartache, subversion, love, strength, metaphysics, philosophy, friendship, hope, and even a bit of humor.” Writers from England, USA, Canada, India. About, inspired by, or (in some cases) allegorical for the struggle with OCD and some…

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Blink, Blink, Clop, Clop: An OCD Storybook By E. Katia Moritz, PhD

OCD is not an easy concept to explain to young children. This book was written to give parents and professionals an entry into talking with children about OCD, a complex and usually progressive neurobiological disorder. Children can relate their own experiences to those of Henrietta, Daisy, Snort, and Biscuit, a group of farm animals who have obsessive thoughts and compulsions…

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Books, Treatment Guides

Break Free from OCD: Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder with CBT By Dr. Fiona Challacombe , Dr. Victoria Bream Oldfield, and Professor Paul Salkovskis

A practical guide by three leading cognitive behavioral therapy experts, enabling sufferers to make sense of their symptoms, and to follow a simple plan to help conquer obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Whether one is compelled to clean more and more thoroughly, is plagued by “bad” thoughts, or feels the need to keep checking if they’ve turned off appliances, obsessive worries can…

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Books, Treatment Guides

The OCD Workbook By Bruce M Hyman, PhD, LCSW and Cherlene Pedrick, RN

A classic self-help workbook, used in hospitals and clinics all over the world, offers self-assessment tools and cognitive behavioral self-help tools and techniques. Includes info on medications and medical treatments and advice on finding the right professional help. Also includes information for family members seeking to understand and support loved ones with OCD or a related disorder, such as body dysmorphic disorder or trichotillomania.…

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OCD Treatment Through Storytelling By Allen Weg, EdD

Storytelling and metaphor are among the most effective and useful tools therapists can use to better identify with their clients, clearly explain a disorder to family members, and introduce new treatment options. Drawing upon years of clinical experience with clients their families, Dr. Weg offers dozens of stories that therapists can adapt and employ in their own practices to explain…

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Loving Someone with OCD By Karen J. Landsman, Ph.D., Kathleen M. Rupertus, MA, MS, & Cherry Pedrick, RN

People who suffer from mental illness rarely do so alone. Their families and loved ones face their own set of unique challenges—problems that deserve their own resources and sources of support. This book is written specifically to the loved ones of people with OCD. It helps readers examine how OCD affects their lives and offers a straightforward system for building a…

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Books, Personal Memoirs

Pearls: Meditations on Recovery from Hair Pulling & Skin Picking By Christina Pearson

People often ask Christina, “What helped you stop pulling and picking? and, perhaps even more important, “How do you stay stopped?” While the tools and strategies that lead one person to recovery will not always work for another, in Pearls, Christina shares many small tools and shifts in perspective that helped her become aware of, and effectively eliminate, these unwanted behaviors…

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Books, Personal Memoirs

On the Edge of Insanity By Emily Watson

With her middle-class upbringing and well-liked demeanor, Emily M. Watson is your typical girl next door. She admits that she used to believe that mental disorders were weaknesses and not real illnesses. However, at eighteen years old, she began to suffer from OCD, as well as depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. And so her story begins. Journey through this brutally honest…

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