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The Adolescent and Adult Neuro-diversity Handbook: Asperger Syndrome, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Related Conditions. Sarah Hendrickx, $24.95

The Adolescent and Adult Neuro-Diversity Handbook is a handy first-reference point guide to the full range of developmental conditions as they affect adolescents and adults. Each chapter focuses on a different condition, describing its history, causes and characteristics, its implications for the individual, diagnosis and assessment, treatments and approaches, and strategies for providing support and self-support. A wide range of conditions are covered, including Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD, OCD, Tourette's and Anxiety Disorders.


The Adventures of Stretch More: Pick-Your-Path Stories for Solving Problems Together. Trina Epstein & Ross Greene, $26.50

Meet Stretch More, a rubber-band character who loves video games and skateboarding, but also has behavior issues that frequently get him in trouble. Stretch is very inflexible!

If you know a child like Stretch — one who has difficulty adapting to changes, handling frustrations, and problem solving — then The Adventures of Stretch More can help! The book includes three pick-your-path stories and at key points in each story, you get to pick what happens next, as Stretch learns to solve problems together with his parents and teacher.

This is the first children's book to demonstrate Collaborative & Proactive Solutions, a therapy method that presumes kids act poorly because they lack the skills to deal with challenging situations. Together, parents and children learn how to defuse the tension and build a more supportive approach to improving behavior. A perfect book for kids ages 8-13 who have ADHD, Tourette's, OCD, or Asperger's that also includes an information section for parents.


Amen, Amen, Amen: Memoir of a Girl Who Couldn’t Stop Praying (Among Other Things). Abby Sher, $17.00

Until the age of ten, Abby Sher was a happy child in a fun-loving, musical family. But when her father and favorite aunt pass away, Abby fills the void of her loss with rituals: kissing her father's picture over and over each night, washing her hands, counting her steps, and collecting sharp objects that she thinks could harm innocent pedestrians. Then she begins to pray. At first she repeats the few phrases she remembers from synagogue, but by the time she is in high school, Abby is spending hours locked in her closet, urgently reciting a series of incantations and pleas. If she doesn't, she is sure someone else will die, too. The patterns from which she cannot deviate become her shelter and her obsession.

In college Abby is diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder, and while she accepts this as an explanation for the counting and kissing and collecting, she resists labeling her fiercest obsession, certain that her prayers are not an illness but the cure. She descends into darker compulsions, starving and cutting herself, measuring every calorie and incision. It is only when her earliest, deepest fear is realized that Abby is forced to examine and redefine the terms of her faith and her future.

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Anxiety and OCD at School: Workshop for School Professionals, 2nd Edition. Aureen Pinto Wagner, $69.95 (CD-ROM, 110 minutes)

This engaging, practical and deeply informative audio presentation includes slides, and printable handouts. Exploring the many faces of anxiety and OCD, Dr. Pinto Wagner guides educators and other professionals through:

  • Tricky aspects of OCD
  • Red flags for anxiety and OCD
  • School refusal
  • Fueling anxiety
  • The vicious cycle of escape and avoidance
  • Steps in child-friendly CBT

Being Me with OCD: How I Learned to Obsess Less and Enjoy My Life. Alison Dotson, $17.99 (ages 14+)

Part memoir, part self-help for teens, Being Me with OCD tells the story of how obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) dragged the author to rock bottom — and how she found hope, got help, and eventually climbed back to a fuller, happier life.

Using anecdotes, self-reflection, guest essays, and thorough research, Dotson explains what OCD is and how readers with OCD can begin to get better. The essays in the book by teens with OCD provide additional perspectives of OCD so all readers can see themselves reflected in the book. With humor, specific advice, and an inspiring, been-there-beat-that attitude, readers will find the book simultaneously touching and practical.


Breaking Free from OCD: a CBT Guide for Young People and Their Families. Jo Derisley, Isobel Heyman, Sarah Robinson and Cynthia Turner, $29.95

Written by leading experts on OCD, this step-by-step guide is written for adolescents with OCD and their families, to be used in home treatment or as a self-help book. Using the principles of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which is the proven method for helping those with OCD, it offers teenagers a structured plan of treatment which can be read alone, or with a parent, counselor or mental health worker. The guide provides useful advice and worksheets throughout. This self-help book for young people aged 10-16 is an invaluable resource for adolescents who have suffered from, or know someone who has suffered from, OCD, their families, teachers and mental health professionals.


Can I Tell You about OCD? A Guide for Friends, Family, and Professionals. Amita Jassi, $15.95

Meet Katie — a teenager with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Katie invites readers to learn about OCD from her perspective, helping them to understand what it is, how her obsessions and compulsions affect her daily life, and how people around her can help. With illustrations throughout, this will be an ideal introduction to OCD for both young people and older readers. It shows family, friends and teachers how they can support someone with the condition and will be an excellent way to start a conversation about OCD, in the classroom or at home.

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Children of Hoarders: How to Minimize Conflict, Reduce the Clutter & Improve Your Relationship. Fugen Neziroglu & Katherine Donnelly, $19.95

Growing up with a hoarder can be a confusing, painful, and sometimes dangerous experience. And when it comes to finding help for a hoarder parent, many adult children find themselves taking on the exhausting role of caretaker.

Written by nationally recognized obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) expert Fugen Neziroglu, a regular on the popular TLC television series Hoarders, CHILDREN OF HOARDERS explores strategies for communicating with hoarder parents and outlines practical intervention skills. Using mindfulness, acceptance, assertiveness and validation skills, this is the first book written specifically for adult children of hoarders that focuses on the interpersonal effects of hoarding. Inside, you will learn to communicate with your loved ones in a way that minimizes conflict, while still dealing with the logistical and organizational issues that arise when living with or witnessing hoarding behavior. The book also includes tips for reclaiming living space, strategies for ensuring that the health and safety of residents is not compromised by the hoarder's living conditions, and organizational tactics for sorting through the clutter after the death of a parent who hoards.


Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for OCD. David Clark, $37.50

This authoritative book reviews current cognitive-behavioral models of OCD and delineates an innovative, theoretically and empirically grounded approach to assessment and treatment. Leading scientist-practitioner David Clark first elaborates and refines existing theories of obsessions and compulsions. He then spells out effective strategies for assessing client needs, developing a clear case formulation, implementing an array of cognitive and behavioral interventions, and troubleshooting potential difficulties.


Cognitive Therapy for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: a Guide for Professionals. Sabine Wilhelm, Gail Steketee, $48.95

Cognitive Therapy for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder presents for the first time a purely cognitive approach to treating obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The cognitive therapy (CT) methods outlined avoid the highly distressing components of exposure and response prevention therapy (ERP) that is commonly used to treat the symptoms of OCD. Not only does this CT approach open up the option of psychotherapy to those OCD sufferers who resist exposure-based therapy, it also holds great promise for treating OCD sufferers with mental rituals as well as those who struggle concurrently with depression, anxiety, and other symptoms. The strategies described in this book focus intensively on the intrusive thoughts that can trigger negative beliefs and drive compulsive behaviors. Each module is complemented by a series of client worksheets and handouts.

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Coping with OCD: Practical Strategies for Living Well with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Bruce Hyman & Troy Dufrene, $15.95

Coping with OCD offers a brief yet comprehensive and effective approach to dealing with the symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). A great book for people recently diagnosed with OCD and a source of in-the-moment strategies for managing symptoms for those already receiving treatment.


Daring to Challenge OCD: Overcome Your Fear of Treatment & Take Control of Your Life Using Exposure & Response Prevention. Joan Davidson, $19.95

Exposure and Response Prevention is a proven-effective treatment that can help people with OCD break free from the constraints of their disorder; however, starting treatment can feel frightening. Many people wonder what treatment will be like and how they will ever face some of their worst fears. They want to hear from others who have successfully completed therapy. In Daring to Challenge OCD, anxiety specialist Joan Davidson gives a thorough overview of ERP, what to expect during treatment, and offers gentle guidance to help you finally overcome the common fears and obstacles that can stand in the way of getting the help you need.

If you are considering treatment, you may ask yourself, What will my therapist expect me to do? Will treatment be too difficult for me to handle? Will I be asked to do things that put me at risk? What are realistic expectations for recovery? This book will demystify treatment for OCD so that you can face your fears and start changing your life. And if you are a therapist helping clients build motivation to engage in ERP, this book offers real treatment stories and exercises for clients, making it an invaluable resource for therapists and wonderful suggested reading for clients building motivation to commit to treatment.


Devil in the Details: Scenes from an Obsessive Girlhood. Jennifer Traig, $18.99

Being a teenager is hard enough. Jennifer Traig's adolescence took angst to new heights, adding a layer of obsessive-compulsive drama that made ordinary mortifications like bad hairstyles and fashion errors feel like the good parts. Devil in the Details is her unforgettable, hilarious, wrenching account of growing up weird … With an unsparing eye and deep affection for those who put up with her and got her through, Jennifer Traig delivers a masterpiece of rueful candor — funny, heartbreaking, and irresistible for anyone who ever looked back at their teenage self and cringed.

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Find a Way or Make a Way: Checklists of Helpful Accommodations for Students with ADHD, Executive Dysfunctions, Mood Disorders, Tourette's Syndrome, OCD and Other Neurological Challenges. Leslie Packer, $28.95

Find a Way or Make a Way is designed to provide lots of practical ideas to incorporate into a student's plan, with sections on accommodations for homework, tests, sleep problems, and handwriting problems.


Forms for Helping Children with O.C.D. E. Katia Moritz, $43.95

Featuring reproducible forms to be used by clinicians during treatment with children with OCD. This volume focuses on parent and child psycho-education, targeting OCD symptoms, and building hierarchies. All forms and activities include a brief description of their therapeutic value.


Freeing Your Child from Anxiety: Practical Strategies to Overcome Fears, Worries, and Phobias and be Prepared for Life — from Toddlers to Teens. Tama Chansky, $19.99

Parents everywhere want to know: What is normal? How can you know when stress has crossed over into a full-blown anxiety disorder? How can you prevent anxiety from taking root? And how do you help your son or daughter break free from a pattern of fear and worry and lead a happy, productive life? Fortunately, anxiety is very treatable, and parents can do a lot to help get their children’s emotional well-being back on track. Freeing Your Child from Anxiety contains easy, fun, and effective tools for teaching children to outsmart their worries and take charge of their fears.

This revised and updated edition also teaches how to prepare children to withstand the pressure in our competitive test-driven culture. Learn the tips, techniques, and exercises kids need to implement the book’s advice right away, including “How to Talk to Your Child” sections and “Do It Today” activities at the end of each chapter. These simple solutions can help parents prevent their children from needlessly suffering today — and ensure that their children have the tools they need for a good life tomorrow.


Freeing Your Child from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: a Powerful, Practical Program for Parents of Children and Adolescents. Tamar Chansky, $19.50

If you're a parent of a child with obsessive-compulsive disorder, you know how confusing, even frightening, the symptoms of OCD can be. More than anything, you want to be able to unlock the secrets of OCD, understand the cause of your child's bizarre symptoms, and help your child break free of these disruptive, relentless thoughts and actions.

In her landmark book, FREEING YOUR CHILD FROM OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER, Dr. Tamar Chansky creates a clear road map to understanding and overcoming OCD based on her successful practice treating hundreds of children and teenagers with this disorder. Filled with Dr. Chansky's compassionate advice and inspiring words from the many children with OCD whom she has helped, this book will be your lifeline. Battling back from OCD is hard work, but with the comprehensive, proven guidance in this book, you can help your child reclaim a life free from its grip.

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Getting Control: Overcoming Your Obsessions and Compulsions, 3rd Edition. Lee Baer, $17.00

This is the go-to book for people with OCD who want to master their fears and take charge of their lives, with clinically proven behavioral therapy techniques for assessing symptoms, setting realistic goals and creating specific exercises for managing this disorder.


Getting Over OCD: a 10-Step Workbook for Taking Back Your Life. Jonathan Abramowitz, $23.50

Based on cognitive-behavioral therapy — the most effective treatment for OCD — this workbook is built around carefully sequenced exercises that are designed to help confront and master the obsession thoughts and compulsive behaviors that affect adults with OCD.


Helping Your Child with OCD: a Workbook for Parents of Children with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Lee Fitzgibbons & Cherry Pedrick, $39.95

Learn how to recognize your child's specific OCD symptoms, understand causes of and treatment options for OCD, and teach your child the tools and techniques they need to deal with their OCD behaviour. Fill-ins, assessments and progress charts encourage you to get involved with your child's recovery with personalized strategies.

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Here’s the Deal – Don’t Touch Me. Howie Mandel, $17.00

An engaging and no-holds-barred memoir that reveals Howie Mandel’s ongoing struggle with OCD and ADHD — and how it has shaped his life.


Is a Worry Worrying You? Ferida Wolff & Harriet May Savitz, illustrated by Marie Le Tourneau, $11.95

“Suppose, just suppose, one hundred elephants come to tea and you discover you don't have any tea bags. Uh, oh. What will you do with a herd of thirsty elephants? Now that's a worry! But you can get rid of that worry by offering the elephants lemonade instead…”

Adults think of childhood as a carefree time, but the truth is that children worry, and some children worry a lot. This book addresses children's worries with humor and imagination, and teaches kids the use of perspective and the art of creative problem-solving.


Just Another Day. Shadi Srour, $17.95 (fiction)

Josh appears to be a normal, intelligent college student. He has a girlfriend, a typical social life and excels in his classes. However, Josh is suffering from severe Obsessive Compulsive disorder. Just Another Day goes beyond the ‘hand washing’ image so many people have and compassionately follows 24 hours in the chaotic and secret life of someone with OCD, presenting both common and obscure aspects of the illness.

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Marni. Marni Bates, $9.95

Marni pulls. Her hair, that is. Struggling with the stress disorder trichotillomania, Marni’s compulsion to yank out her eyebrows, eyelashes — even the hair from the top of her head — makes surviving high school no easy feat.


The Mindfulness Workbook for OCD: a Guide to Overcoming Obsessions and Compulsions Using Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  Jon Hershfield & Tom Corby, $26.95

Combining powerful mindfulness practices with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), THE MINDFULNESS WORKBOOK FOR OCD offers practical and accessible tools for managing the unwanted thoughts and compulsive urges that are associated with OCD. With this workbook as your guide, you will develop present-moment awareness skills, learn to challenge your own distorted thinking, and stop letting OCD symptoms get in the way of the life you desire.


Mr. Worry: a Story about OCD. Holly Niner, illustrated by Greg Swearingen, $18.95

Kevin and his family learn how he can control his worrying thoughts and compulsions. With a little practice and a lot of patience, Kevin puts Mr. Worry in his place.

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders: a Complete Guide to Getting Well and Staying Well, Fred Penzel, $38.95

A comprehensive, clinically-oriented and highly readable book on the group of "Body-Focused Disorders" Dr. Penzel refers to as the OCSDs, Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders, which include OCD, Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), Trichotillomania (TTM — Hair Pulling), and Impulsive Skin Picking and Nail Biting. Chapters include: Behavioral Therapy, Self Help, Medical Treatment, OCSDs and Children, Different Forms Obsessions Can Take, Different Forms Compulsions Can Take, and appendices which include Symptom Check Lists and Official DSM-IV Diagnoses. $36.95


Obsessive Compulsive Disorders

Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 2nd Edition. Samar Reghunandana, Naomi Fineberg & Dan Stein, $40.00

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and Obsessive-compulsive-related disorders (OCRDs) are anxiety disorders characterized by obsessions and compulsions, and varying degrees of anxiety and depression. OCRDs are considered to be one of the most disabling of psychiatric disorders and they present a tremendous economic and social burden, both for the affected individual, their family, and for society at large. In contrast to other psychiatric conditions of a comparable or lesser prevalence and patient burden, relatively little is understood about the aetiology, and cognitive effects of OCRDs.

Providing clinicians and patients with the latest developments in research, this new edition is a succinct and practical introduction to the diagnosis, evaluation and management of OCD and other related disorders. Part of the Oxford Psychiatry Library series, this pocketbook includes individual chapters on the phenomenology, pathogenesis, pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy of OCD and other related disorders, and features fully updated content and research. The book also includes a helpful resources chapter, and an Appendix with summaries of the major rating scales used to assess patients with OCD, which will be of use to both clinicians and patients.

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OCD: a Guide for the Newly Diagnosed. Michael Tompkins, $17.95

When someone is diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder, chances are they've been living with the symptoms for a long time. People with OCD may have long felt embarrassed by their thoughts and behaviors, which may include fear of contamination, the need for symmetry, pathological doubt, aggressive thoughts, repeating behaviors, and obsessive cleaning. This practical guide helps readers understand how OCD works so they can develop better strategies for coping with their symptoms, offers guidance for coping with the diagnosis itself, discusses stigmas related to OCD, and includes help for readers unsure of who they should tell about the diagnosis. Readers also learn about the most effective treatment approaches and easy ways to begin to manage their OCD symptoms.


OCD: the War Inside. Directed by Mark Pancer & David Hoffert, $19.95 (DVD format, 70 minutes)

OCD: The War Inside documents the personal stories of several individuals who fight to survive a war inside their minds. Their stories reveal a deeper aspect to the disorder, which goes beyond the constant hand washing, door locking and other repetitive acts typically associated with OCD.


The OCD Workbook: Your Guide to Breaking Free from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, 3rd Edition. Bruce Hyman & Cherry Pedrick, $28.95

The OCD Workbook offers day-to-day coping strategies you can start using right away, along with proven effective techniques that can help you maintain your progress.  Whether you suffer from OCD or a related disorder, such as body dysmorphia or trichotillomania, let this new edition of The OCD Workbook be your guide on the path to recovery.

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100 Questions & Answers about Your Child’s Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Josiane Cobert, $20.95

100 Questions & Answers About Your Child's Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a user-friendly guide that will enhance your knowledge of the disease and answer your questions about diagnosis, cause, treatment, and prognosis for children with OCD. Written by an expert psychologist, along with contributions from actual parents, this book is an excellent resource for learning and coping with the medical and emotional effects on a child with OCD. 


Organize & Create Discipline: an A-Z Guide to an Organized Existence. Justin Klosky, $20.00

As a child, Justin Klosky loved to count, analyze, and categorize everything in sight. Eventually diagnosed with OCD, he found ways to tap the benefits of his condition. Today, he’s founded a successful firm, O.C.D. Experience, building on the principals of Organize, Create, Discipline to help high-end clients take control of their lives through time management skills, getting rid of clutter, simplifying their habits, and rethinking storage solutions.  

Carefully arranged into more than 300 A-to-Z categories, Organize & Create Discipline explains organization methods for everything from laundry to legal documents, shoes, toys, kitchen drawers, medicine cabinets, utility closets, overflowing email inboxes, and dozens of other sources of daily detritus. Klosky’s unique advice yields peace of mind and radically improves productivity. With a clientele that includes Bryce Dallas Howard, Julie Chen, and Saks Fifth Avenue, Klosky now makes his unrivaled techniques to staying organized available to all. 


Parenting OCD: Down to Earth Advice from One Parent to Another. Claire Sanders, $22.95

When your child has OCD your world can turn upside down and inside out. Claire Sanders has been managing her son's severe OCD for more than 8 years and, although there are no quick fixes, she has learnt a few tips along the way. These cover what is involved in getting a diagnosis, what to expect in therapy, how to cope with panic attacks, how it might affect the rest of your family and how you might feel as a parent. She talks with honesty and humour about these and many other aspects of her son's illness providing practical advice and insight from one parent to another. 

This is a must-read for any parent or carer who has a child with OCD. It is the equivalent of a comforting chat with a friend who has been through it all before and can reassure you that you are not alone.

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Rewind, Replay, Repeat: a Memoir of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Jeff Bell, $17.00

A powerful and revealing story about one man’s struggle with obsessive compulsive disorder — and his hard won recovery.


Saving Sammy: a Mother’s Fight to Cure Her Son’s OCD. Beth Alison Maloney, $16.00

The summer before entering sixth grade, Sammy, a bright and charming boy who lived on the coast of Maine, suddenly began to exhibit disturbing behavior. He walked and ate with his eyes shut, refused to bathe, burst into fits of rage, slithered against walls, and used his limbs instead of his hands to touch light switches, doorknobs, and faucets. Sammy was soon diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and later with Tourette syndrome.

An important story, Saving Sammy is part manifesto, part medical mystery, but is at its heart the empowering and inspiring story of a mother’s determination to save her son, take on the medical establishment–and win.


Scaredy Squirrel Has a Birthday Party. Mélanie Watt, $8.95

Scaredy Squirrel feels better about scary things when he can plan EVERY, LAST, TINY detail. Organizing a birthday party requires lots of attention to these kinds of details. But when it’s party time — SURPRISE — Scaredy Squirrel has to learn to relax and go with the flow.

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Stolen Child: a Mother's Journey to Rescue Her Son from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Laurie Gough, $21.99

Although Laurie Gough was an intrepid traveller who had explored wild, far-off reaches of the globe, the journey she and her family took in their own home in their small Quebec village proved to be far more frightening, strange, and foreign than any land she had ever visited. It began when Gough’s son, shattered by his grandfather’s death, transformed from a bright, soccer-ball kicking ten-year-old into a near-stranger, falling into trances where his parents couldn’t reach him and performing ever-changing rituals of magical thinking designed to bring his grandpa back to life.

Stolen Child examines a horrifying year in one family’s life, the lengths the parents went to help their son, and how they won the battle against his all-consuming disorder.


Straight Talk about Psychiatric Medications for Kids, 4th Edition. Timothy Wilens & Paul Hammerness, $24.50

Is medication the right choice for treating your child's emotional or behavioral problems? How can you be confident that he or she has been properly diagnosed? What do you need to know to get the most benefits from medication treatment, with the least risk? From leading child psychiatrists Timothy Wilens and Paul Hammerness, this book has already empowered many tens of thousands of parents to make tough decisions and become active, informed managers of their children's care. With clarity and compassion, it explains how medications work; their impact on kids' emotions, personality, school performance, and health; the pros and cons of specific treatment options; and much more. In addition to parents, teachers and other school professionals will find this book an ideal reference.


Take Control of OCD: the Ultimate Guide for Kids with OCD. Bonnie Zucker, $23.95 (ages 10 – 16)

Take Control of OCD: the Ultimate Guide for Kids with OCD is a unique guide just for kids ages 10–16 with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder to help them take control of their disorder and find success in school and in life.

Focusing on helping kids change their obsessive thoughts, tolerate uncertainty, develop positive self-talk and stress management, advocate for their needs in school, find successful relaxation procedures, and face their fears, the book includes workbook-style pages for kids to complete. The author offers tons of advice, information, and ideas for students, by students just like them. This handy guidebook is sure to help children with OCD change their behaviors and conquer their worries, discovering a sense of accomplishment and achievement.

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Talking Back to OCD. John March, $23.95

This uniquely designed volume is really two books in one. The first portion of each chapter teaches children and adolescents skills they can use to take charge of the illness. Instructions that follow show their parents how to provide encouragement and support. Based on the most effective known treatment for OCD, the book demonstrates ways to "boss back" when OCD butts in, enabling many youngsters and teens to eliminate their symptoms entirely. Early-onset OCD is as common as diabetes; this powerful book will help thousands of young people show this unwelcome visitor to the door.


Teaching the Tiger

Teaching the Tiger: a Handbook for Individuals Involved in the Eduations of Students with Attention Deficit Disorders, Tourette Syndrome or Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Marilyn Dornbush & Sheryl Pruitt. $49.95

Thousands of copies sold through six printings. Still one of the most frequently recommended 'tool kits' of easy-to-use, "sound educational strategies and practical insights" for parents and teachers of ADD/ADHD/TS/OCD students.


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Ten Turtles on Tuesday: a Story for Children about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Ellen Flanagan Burns, illustrated by Sue Cornelison, $11.95 (ages 8-13)

Meet Sarah. Sarah feels compelled to count. She has obsessive–compulsive disorder, or OCD for short. But with the help of her family and her therapist, Sarah learns how to handle her fears and take charge of her OCD.

A Note to Readers by Michael Tompkins, PhD, offers readers kid-friendly information, advice, and proven strategies to turn OCD on its head.

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The Thought that Counts: a Firsthand Account of One Teenager’s Experience with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Jared Douglas Kant, $10.95

An absorbing memoir and a useful guide that will help to ease the isolation caused by OCD, The Thought That Counts is a deeply personal account offering reassurance that, with commitment, support and hard work, young people can overcome the OCD symptoms that overshadow daily life.


Tigers, Too: Executive Functions/Speed of Processing/Memory. Marilyn Dornbush & Sheryl Pruitt, $85.95

From the authors of Teaching the Tiger comes this practical, detailed and insightful look at executive functions, speed of processing and memory and the impact these have on the academic, behavioral and social functioning of students with ADHD, Tourette Syndrome and OCD.


Total Constant Order. Crissa-Jean Chappell, $22.50

This candid and vividly told novel shares the story of a young teen’s experience with obsessive compulsive disorder and her remarkable resolve to find her own inner strength.

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Touch and Go Joe: an Adolescent’s Experience with OCD. Joe Wells, $17.95

As many as 2 in every 100 people suffers from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and 16-year-old Joe Wells is one of them. In Touch and Go Joe, he tells the story of his battle with OCD from its insidious beginnings at age 9 and increasingly intrusive symptoms, to diagnosis at age 12. Having struggled to keep the condition a secret for years, he is now able to talk and write openly about OCD and how he battled to overcome it.


The Tourette Syndrome & OCD Checklist: a Practical Reference for Parents and Teachers. Susan Conners, $22.95

THE TOURETTE SYNDROME/OCD CHECKLIST helps parents and teachers to better understand children and youth with TS and/or OCD and provide the support and interventions these children need.

Presented in a simple, concise, easy-to-read checklist format, the book presents the latest research, practical advice, and is loaded with practical information, strategies, and resources, for home and school.


Understanding and Treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: a Cognitive-Behavioral Approach. Jonathan Abramowitz, $74.50

Among the most prevalent and personally devastating psychological disorders the development of a cognitive approach to obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) has transformed our understanding and treatment of it. In this highly practical and accessible book, Jonathan Abramowitz presents a model of OCD grounded in the most up-to-date research that incorporates both cognitive and behavioral processes. He then offers a step-by-step guide to psychological treatment that integrates psycho-education, cognitive techniques, and behavioral therapy (exposure and response prevention).

Unlike other manuals for the treatment of OCD, this book teaches the reader how to tailor the choice of techniques and delivery modes for individuals presenting with a wide range of specific OCD symptoms, such as contamination fears and cleaning rituals, fears of harm and compulsive checking, symmetry and ordering, and severe obsessions with mental rituals. The techniques are illustrated with numerous case examples; clinical forms and handouts are provided for use with patients. A final chapter suggests strategies for overcoming common obstacles in treatment.

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Up and Down the Worry Hill: a Child’s Book about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Its Treatment. Aureen Pinto Wagner & Paul Jutton, $28.95

Up and Down the Worry Hill describes OCD clearly and simply from a child’s perspective. It attempts to give children with OCD a sense of control and hope in their lives. Hope and optimism are major factors in building the motivation and persistence that it takes to gain mastery over OCD.  Children with OCD will identify with Casey’s initial struggle with OCD, his sense of hope when he learns about treatment, his relief that neither he nor his parents are to blame, and eventually, his victory over OCD. 


Washing My Life Away: Surviving Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Ruth Deane, $25.95

In this frank and personal account of an OCD sufferer, Ruth Deane takes the reader on a moving, honest and at times light-hearted journey. From the first innocuous signs of onset to the devastating effect of the condition on her relationships with her family and friends, her self-esteem and her marriage, her hospital admission and eventual management and recovery from OCD, this book offers hope, support and insight into mysteries of OCD.


What to Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck: a Kid’s Guide to Overcoming OCD. Dawn Huebner, $23.95 (ages 6-12)

What to Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck guides children and their parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques used to treat obsessive compulsive disorder. This interactive self-help book turns kids into super-sleuths who can recognize and more appropriately respond to OCD's tricks. With engaging examples, activities, and step-by-step instructions, it helps children master the skills needed to break free from OCD's sticky thoughts and urges, and live happier lives.


What to Do When Your Child Has Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Strategies and Solutions. Aureen Pinto Wagner, $28.95

This companion guide for parents to the children’s OCD book Up and Down the Worry Hill offers practical guidance and hope for children, adolescents and families affected by OCD. Author Aureen Wagner brings the latest scientific advances in the treatment of this beguiling disorder along with her many years of experience in treating children and teenagers. Using the metaphor of the Worry Hill, for which she has received international recognition, Dr. Wagner presents a powerful step-by-step approach that countless children have used successfully to regain control by providing parents and children with the blueprint for taking charge of and mastering OCD.


When My Worries Get Too Big! A Relaxation Book for Children Who Live with Anxiety, 2nd Edition. Kari Dunn Buron, $24.95

Worry and anxiety are on an upswing. In fact, anxiety is the most frequent of all mental disorders in children. High levels of stress and big emotions related to social situations, sensory issues, or general frustration are common in children who live with anxiety. Such stress can lead to a loss of control, resulting in aggressive behavior, such as screaming, throwing things or even hurting someone. Prolonged anxiety can also seriously impact success in academic achievement and cause children to avoid social and extracurricular activities. Now with a special section on evidence-based teaching activities for parents and teachers alike, this bestselling children’s classic just became even better and more relevant. Engaging and easy to read, this illustrated children’s book is filled with opportunities for children to participate in developing their own self-calming strategies. Children who use the simple strategies in this charming book will be able to relax and focus on work — or play!

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Resources for Families and Professionals

The Adolescent and Adult Neuro-diversity Handbook: Asperger Syndrome, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Related Conditions. Sarah Hendrickx, $24.95

Amen, Amen, Amen: Memoir of a Girl Who Couldn’t Stop Praying (Among Other Things). Abby Sher, $17.00

Anxiety and OCD at School: Workshop for School Professionals, 2nd Edition. Aureen Pinto Wagner, $69.95 (CD-ROM, 110 minutes)

The Boy Who Couldn't Stop Washing: the Experience & Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. J. Rapoport, $8.99

Can I Tell You about OCD? A Guide for Friends, Family, and Professionals. Amita Jassi, $15.95

Children of Hoarders: How to Minimize Conflict, Reduce the Clutter & Improve Your Relationship. Fugen Neziroglu & Katherine Donnelly, $19.95

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for OCD. David Clark, $37.50

Cognitive Therapy for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: a Guide for Professionals. Sabine Wilhelm, Gail Steketee, $48.95

Coping with OCD: Practical Strategies for Living Well with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Bruce Hyman & Troy Dufrene, $15.95

Daring to Challenge OCD: Overcome Your Fear of Treatment & Take Control of Your Life Using Exposure & Response Prevention. Joan Davidson, $19.95

Devil in the Details: Scenes from an Obsessive Girlhood. Jennifer Traig, $18.99

Don’t Panic: Taking Control of Anxiety Attacks. R. Reid Wilson, $22.99

The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Anxiety: Professional Advice to Help Your Child Feel Confident, Happy and Secure. Ilyne Sandas & Christine Siegel, $16.99

The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with OCD: Professional, Reassuring Advice for Raising a Happy, Well-Adjusted Child. Stephen Martin & Victoria Costello, $16.95

Find a Way or Make a Way: Checklists of Helpful Accommodations for Students with ADHD, Executive Dysfunctions, Mood Disorders, Tourette's Syndrome, OCD and Other Neurological Challenges. Leslie Packer, $28.95

Forms for Helping Children with O.C.D. E. Katia Moritz, $43.95

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Freedom from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: a Personalized Recovery Program for Living with Uncertainty. Jonathan Grayson, $20.00

Freeing Your Child from Anxiety: Practical Strategies to Overcome Fears, Worries, and Phobias and be Prepared for Life — from Toddlers to Teens. Tama Chansky, $19.99

Freeing Your Child from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: a Powerful, Practical Program for Parents of Children and Adolescents. Tamar Chansky, $19.50

Getting Control: Overcoming Your Obsessions and Compulsions, 3rd Edition. Lee Baer, $17.00

Getting Over OCD: a 10-Step Workbook for Taking Back Your Life. Jonathan Abramowitz, $23.50

The Hair-Pulling Problem: a Complete Guide to Trichotillomania. Fred Penzel, $43.95

Helping Your Child with OCD: a Workbook for Parents of Children with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Lee Fitzgibbons & Cherry Pedrick, $39.95

Here’s the Deal – Don’t Touch Me. Howie Mandel, $17.00

The Imp of the Mind: Exploring the Silent Epidemic of Obsessive Bad Thoughts. Lee Baker, $17.00

Loving Someone with OCD: Help for You & Your Family. Karen Landsman et al, $27.95

The Mindfulness Workbook for OCD: a Guide to Overcoming Obsessions and Compulsions Using Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  Jon Hershfield & Tom Corby, $26.95

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Theory Research & Treatment. Richard Swinson et al (eds), $37.95

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders: a Complete Guide to Getting Well and Staying Well. Fred Penzel, $38.95

Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 2nd Edition. Samar Reghunandana, Naomi Fineberg & Dan Stein, $40.00

OCD in Children and Adolescents: a Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment Manual. John March & Karen Mulle, $49.95

OCD: a Guide for the Newly Diagnosed. Michael Tompkins, $17.95

OCD: The War Inside. Directed by Mark Pancer & David Hoffert, $19.95 (DVD format, 70 minutes)

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The OCD Workbook: Your Guide to Breaking Free from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, 3rd Edition. Bruce Hyman & Cherry Pedrick, $28.95

100 Questions & Answers about Your Child’s Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Josiane Cobert, $20.95

Organize & Create Discipline: an A-Z Guide to an Organized Existence. Justin Klosky, $20.00

Overcoming Compulsive Checking. Paul Munford, $20.95

Overcoming Compulsive Washing: Free Your Mind from OCD. Paul Munford, $19.95

Overcoming Obsessive Thoughts: How to Gain Control of Your OCD. Christine Purdon & David Clark  $18.95

Parenting OCD: Down to Earth Advice from One Parent to Another. Claire Sanders, $22.95

Rewind, Replay, Repeat: a Memoir of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Jeff Bell, $17.50

Saving Sammy: a Mother’s Fight to Cure Her Son’s OCD. Beth Alison Maloney, $16.00

The Sky Is Falling: Understanding & Coping with Phobias, Panic & OCD. Raeann Dumont, $23.50

Stolen Child: a Mother's Journey to Rescue Her Son from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Laurie Gough, $21.99

Stop Obsessing! How to Overcome Your Obsessions and Compulsions. Edna Foa & R. Reid Wilson, $20.00

Straight Talk about Psychiatric Medications for Kids, 4th Edition. Timothy Wilens & Paul Hammerness, $24.50

Teaching the Tiger: a Handbook for Individuals Involved in the Education of Students with Attention Deficit Disorders, Tourette Syndrome or Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Marilyn Dornbush & Sheryl Pruitt, $49.95

Tigers, Too: Executive Functions/Speed of Processing/Memory. Marilyn Dornbush & Sheryl Pruitt, $85.95

The Tourette Syndrome & OCD Checklist: a Practical Reference for Parents and Teachers. Susan Conners, $22.95

Trichotillomania: an ACT-enhanced Behavior Therapy Approach. D. Woods & M. Twohig, $27.95

Understanding and Treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: a Cognitive-Behavioral Approach. Jonathan Abramowitz, $74.50

Washing My Life Away: Surviving Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Ruth Deane, $25.95

What to Do When Your Child Has Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Strategies and Solutions. Aureen Pinto Wagner, $28.95

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Books for Kids & Teens

The Adventures of Stretch More: Pick-Your-Path Stories for Solving Problems Together. Trina Epstein & Ross Greene, $26.50

Being Me with OCD: How I Learned to Obsess Less and Enjoy My Life. Alison Dotson, $17.99 (ages 14+)

Breaking Free from OCD: a CBT Guide for Young People and Their Families. Jo Derisley, Isobel Heyman, Sarah Robinson and Cynthia Turner, $29.95

Is a Worry Worrying You? Ferida Wolff & Harriet May Savitz, illustrated by Marie Le Tourneau, $11.95

Just Another Day. Shadi Srour, $17.95 (fiction)

Kissing Doorknobs. Terry Spencer Hesser, $8.99

Marni. Marni Bates, $9.95

Mr. Worry: a Story about OCD. Holly Niner, illustrated by Greg Swearingen, $18.95

Scaredy Squirrel Has a Birthday Party. Mélanie Watt, $8.95

Take Control of OCD: the Ultimate Guide for Kids with OCD. Bonnie Zucker, $23.95 (ages 10 – 16)

Talking Back to OCD. John March, $23.95

Ten Turtles on Tuesday: a Story for Children about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Ellen Flanagan Burns, illustrated by Sue Cornelison, $11.95 (ages 8-13)

The Thought that Counts: a Firsthand Account of One Teenager’s Experience with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Jared Douglas Kant, $10.95

Total Constant Order. Crissa-Jean Chappell, $22.50

Touch and Go Joe: an Adolescent’s Experience with OCD. Joe Wells, $17.95

Up and Down the Worry Hill: a Child’s Book about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Its Treatment. Aureen Pinto Wagner & Paul Jutton, $28.95

What to Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck: a Kid’s Guide to Overcoming OCD. Dawn Huebner, $23.95 (ages 6-12)

When My Worries Get Too Big! A Relaxation Book for Children Who Live with Anxiety, 2nd Edition. Kari Dunn Buron, $24.95

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