It seems to me there are so many more resources out there than there were just a few years ago, but maybe that’s just because I know where to look now.
One of the best resources that I have found is The International OCD Foundation, Inc. This site lists therapists (by state) who specialize in OCD. You can find treatment programs, support groups and more, and will also have access to the latest news on OCD.
Your local bookstore houses a wealth of information. Go to the Mental Health section and you will be surprised at all of the books on OCD. There are so many it can be overwhelming. One of my favorite books for general information on OCD is The OCD Answer Book by Patrick B. McGrath, Ph.D. It is an easy to read (and understand!) book that covers a lot of information, including resources.
It is really not possible for anyone without OCD to understand what life is like for those living with this disorder. But that doesn’t mean we can’t try! Rewind, Replay, Repeat by Jeff Bell is the best first-person account of life with OCD that I have read. I would highly recommend it to anyone who has a loved one suffering from OCD.
I am always interested in reading books on OCD. Any recommendations out there?
The more informed we all are about OCD, the more we can be involved in the treatment process. The old saying “Knowledge is Power” definitely rings true here.