OCD

OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDERS

Baer, Lee (2000).  Getting control: overcoming your obsessions and compulsions.  NY: Plume. Comprehensive guide to treating OCD.

Chansky, Tamar (2000).  Freeing your child from obsessive-compulsive disorder.  NY: Three Rivers Press.  A book for parents.

Foa, Edna & Wilson, Reid (2001).  Stop obsessing: how to overcome your obsessions and compulsions.  NY: Bantam Books.  Self-help book.

Foster, Constance, H. (1997).  Kids like me.  Maine: Dilligaf.  A book for children and parents on OCD.  Children tell stories about how they manage OCD.

Hesser, Terry Spencer (1998).  Kissing doorknobs.  NY: Bantom Doubleday Dell.  Novel for teens with OCD.

Huebner, Dawn (2007).  What to do when your brain gets stuck: a kid’s guide to overcoming OCD.  Washington DC: Magination Press.  Workbook for kids ages 6-12.

Hyman, Bruce & Pedrick, Cherry.  (1999). The OCD Workbook: your guide to breaking free from obsessive-compulsive disorder.  Oakland, CA:  New Harbinger.  Practical book for teens and adults with OCD.

March, John (2007).  Talking back to OCD.  NY: Guilford Press.  Suggestions for parents and children to control OCD.

Penzel, Fred (2000).  Obsessive-compulsive disorders: a complete guide to getting well and staying well.  NY: Oxford.  Very readable comprehensive book for children and adults with OCD and their families.

Rapoport, Judith L. (1989).  The boy who couldn’t stop washing: the experience and treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder.  NY: Plume.  Highly readable book for patients and families with OCD.  Some of the medication information is a little old, but book still very worthwhile.

Schwartz, Jeffrey M. (1996).  Brain lock: free yourself from your obsessive-compulsive behavior. NY: HarperCollins.  A practical guide.

Wagner, Aureen (2000).  Up and down the worry hill: a children’s book about obsessive-compulsive disorder and its treatment.  U.S.A.: The Lighthouse Press.  A book for children 4-14, explains causes, effects and treatment of OCD.

Wagner, Aureen (2002).  What to do when your child has obsessive-compulsive disorder: strategies and solutions.    U.S.A.: The Lighthouse Press.  Good explanations and strategies although some like breathing in a paper bag are no longer recommended.