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Recommended Readings


  • Gail Steketee, Ph.D. and Kerrin White, M.D. When Once is Not Enough: Help for Obsessive Compulsives.

  • Lee Baer, Ph.D. Getting Control: Overcoming Your Obsessions and Compulsions.

  • Edna B. Foa, Ph.D. and Reid Wilson, Ph.D. Stop Obsessing! How to Overcome Your Obsessions and Compulsions.

  • Fugen Neziroglu, Ph.D. and Jose A. Yaryura-Tobias, M.D. Over and Over Again: Understanding Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

Related Sites


The International Obsessive Compulsive Foundation

states that its mission is to educate the public and professionals, provide assistance to those with OCD, and support research. Among the information found at this site:

  • OCD newsletter providing information on research, resources, and treatment

  • Information on an annual three day conference on OCD for patients, professionals, and other interested individuals

  • Information on the Behavior Therapy Institute (provides OCD training for professionals)

  • Available research grants as well as a place to recruit subjects and to become part of an ongoing study

  • OCD support groups

  • OCD publications


​Stuck In a Doorway

Online forum for OCD sufferers to share personal stories​​

​Behavior Therapy of New York

Located in midtown Manhattan next to Grand Central Station, Dr.   Robert Udewitz provides psychological tools to improve the lives of adults and children by combining cognitive behavior therapy and biofeedback approaches. This site contains information on:

  • Various types of problems experienced by adults with behavior difficulties.

  • Treatments for children dealing with problems such as anxiety, OCD, Hyperactivity, etc.

  • Different types of treatment approaches including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Biofeedback, Stress Management and Relaxation and others.

  • Articles on behavior therapy.


​Cherry's Website: Working Together to Turn OCD Caterpillars into Butterflies

This Website is the personal page of an individual with OCD. She includes information such as:

    Pictures from the OCD Conference

    Definition of OCD (includes DSM IV definition)

    What to look for in a therapist

    Personal OCD humor, poetry, and success stories

    Information on books and articles

    OCD chat room for AOL users

OCD Page for the National Institute of Mental Health

It contains information on:

    Description of OCD, as well as possible causes and key features of the disorder

    Case examples

    Treatments (behavior therapy and medication)

    Tips on what the family can do

    Current research

    Books and videos

    Links to NIMH homepage

Psych Central

At Dr. Grohol's Mental Health Page you will find:

    Book reviews

    Mailing lists for professionals and consumers


    Frequently asked questions

    Mental health chats

    Suicide helplines


Behavior Online

is a source for mental health and applied behavioral science professionals. Here you will find:

    Ongoing discussions on various therapies

    Organizations and Information groups

    Various resources

The Anxiety Disorders Association of America Web Page

contains information for both the professional and consumer about anxiety disorders, including information regarding:

    Upcoming events
    Bulletin Boards
    Self help groups and listings of professional therapists
    Continuing education

Mental Help

Mental help was first launched in 1995 and is a recipient of many awards including the "Forbes Favorite" mental health website. It provides:

    Information about various disorders
    Book reviews
    News articles published by professionals in the field
    Self help resources

The OCD Center of Los Angeles

is a private, outpatient clinic specializing in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for the treatment of OCD, and related OC Spectrum Disorders and Anxiety Disorders, including:

    Panic Disorder
    Social Anxiety / Social Phobia
    Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
    Hypochondria / Health Anxiety
    Trichotillomania (compulsive hair pulling)
    Dermatillomania (compulsive skin picking)

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