Education is essential to truly understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). You may find the following books, websites, and information helpful for you, but because they have not been especially recommended for you or your child by Dr. Goldman please do not consider them medical advice.
Books for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD):
- The OCD Workbook by Bruce M. Hyman, Ph.D. and Cherry Pedrick, R.N.
- Brain Lock, by Jeffrey Schwartz, M.D.
- Devil in the Details: Scenes From an Obsessive Girlhood by Jennifer Traig
- Kissing Doorknobs by Terry Spencer Hesser
- Mr. Worry: A Story About OCD by Holly L. Niner, illustrated by Greg Swearingen
- Multiple Choice by Janet Tashjian
- Not as Crazy as I Seem by George Harrar
- Passing for Normal by Amy S. Wilensky
- The Thought That Counts: A Firsthand Account of One Teenager’s Experience With Obsessive Compulsive Disorderby Jared Kant, Martin Franklin and Linda Wasmer Andrews
- Touch and Go Joe: An Adolescent’s Experience of OCD by Joe Wells
- Up and Down the Worry Hill: A Children’s Book About Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and its Treatment by Aureen Pinto Wagner and Paul A. Jutton
- What to Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming OCD by Dawn Huebner, illustrated by Bonnie Mathews
Emotional and social support is often healing. I recommend that you consider going to support groups or joining a group such as:
- For self-confidence, focus and stress reduction CDs, see www.HealthJourneys.com
- Dr. Mel Levine’s site offering extensive articles, books and research on how children learn.