Resources

Resources

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.

General Resources

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.
abct.org

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.
adaa.org

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.
effectivechildtherapy.com

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.
iocdf.org

OCD Georgia

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.
ocdgeorgia.org

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.
bfrb.org

OCD

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/

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

Vidoes

Stopping the Noise in your Head (by Reid Wilson, Phd) (noiseinyourhead.com/free-video-series)

BFRBs

The TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors
bfrb.org
Online resources/adjunct services for BFRBs
bfrb.org/find-help-support/find-onlineother-services

Books

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

Selective Mutism Group
selectivemutism.org

Crisis Hotline

National Suicide Prevention Hotline (1-800-273-TALK (8255))

Other Resources

Fighting for Your Health Insurance Rights (PDF)
Finding a Therapist (PDF)