Related Sites

The Obsessive Compulsive Foundation states that its mission is to educate the public and professionals, provide assistance to those with OCD, and support research. Among the information found at this site:

  • OCD newsletter providing information on research, resources, and treatment
  • Information on an annual three day conference on OCD for patients, professionals, and other interested individuals
  • Information on the Behavior Therapy Institute (provides OCD training for professionals)
  • Available research grants as well as a place to recruit subjects and to become part of an ongoing study
  • OCD support groups
  • OCD publications

Behavior Therapy of New York. Located in midtown Manhattan next to Grand Central Station, Dr. Robert Udewitz provides psychological tools to improve the lives of adults and children by combining cognitive behavior therapy and biofeedback approaches. This site contains information on:

  • Various types of problems experienced by adults with behavior difficulties.
  • Treatments for children dealing with problems such as anxiety, OCD, Hyperactivity, etc.
  • Different types of treatment approaches including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Biofeedback, Stress Management and Relaxation and others.
  • Articles on behavior therapy.

Cherry’s Website: Working Together To Turn Ocd Caterpillars Into Butterflies: This Website is the personal page of an individual with OCD. She includes information such as:

  • Pictures from the OCD Conference
  • Definition of OCD (includes DSM IV definition)
  • What to look for in a therapist
  • Personal OCD humor, poetry, and success stories
  • Information on books and articles
  • OCD chat room for AOL users

OCD page for the National Institute of Mental Health: It contains information on:

  • Description of OCD, as well as possible causes and key features of the disorder
  • Case examples
  • Treatments (behavior therapy and medication)
  • Tips on what the family can do
  • Current research
  • Books and videos
  • Links to NIMH homepage

Fairlight Consulting Homepage: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Server with information on:

  • Links to sites with information on research and treatment
  • Personal resources (including mailing lists for family and friends of those with OCD and for teens with OCD)
  • Bulletin board to send and receive messages
  • Medication and treatment centers
  • Definitions of OCD
  • Abstracts and articles on medication, OCD, and Trichotillomania
  • Trichotillomania Subserver with:
    • Definition of Trichotillomania
    • Abstracts on Trichotillomania
    • Bulletin board to send and receive messages
    • Research and Treatment

Psych Central: At Dr. Grohol’s Mental Health Page you will find:

  • Book reviews
  • Mailing lists for professionals and consumers
  • Newsgroups
  • Frequently asked questions
  • Mental health chats
  • Suicide helplines

Behavior Online is a source for mental health and applied behavioral science professionals. Here you will find:

  • Ongoing discussions on various therapies
  • Organizations and Information groups
  • Various resources

The Awareness Foundation for OCD and Related Disorders is an organization promoting education about OCD. On its Web page you will find:

  • Definition of OCD
  • Information on professional speakers that make presentations to: school personnel, parents, students, community groups, family groups, support groups, health care providers, and professional organizations
  • Information on videos and books about OCD

The Internet Mental Health’s Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Page provides:

  • Definitions of OCD
  • Treatment guidelines
  • Booklets, magazine articles, and research articles

The National Library of Medicine MedlinePlus Health Information from the National Library of Medicine: provides a wealth of information on a variety of health topics (including OCD), such as:

  • Overviews of disorders
  • Latest news
  • Current treatments and coping skills
  • Related issues
  • Relevant research
  • References

Ofear Phobia Forum a community and message board for a variety of phobias related to:

  • Animals
  • Food
  • People and Places
  • Transportation
  • Depression and Anxiety

The Trichotillomania Learning Center a community and message board for a variety of phobias related to:

  • Definition of trichotillomania
  • Information on events
  • How to join the organization
  • Resources, support groups, and videos

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: What It Is and How to Treat It – familydoctor.org
FamilyDoctor.org provides general information on:

  • Obsessions and compulsions
  • Prevalence of OCD
  • Causes of OCD
  • Treatment of OCD

Helpstartshere.com
Helpstartshere.com offers:

  • Advice
  • Information on a variety of health topics (a search on OCD can be conducted)
  • Inspiring stories

OC and Spectrum Disorders Association Web Site: The OC and Spectrum Disorders Association is a nonprofit organization based in California with the aim of: assisting families, educators, and support systems involved with those with OCD; educating medical and mental health professionals, and participating in legislative activities affecting public and private mental health benefits in California. Their Web Site includes information on:

  • Crisis numbers and online counselling
  • OCD support groups
  • OCD description and treatment (behavior therapy and drug therapy)
  • Information on medication
  • Sections on legislation, question and answer, online support chat, book ordering, and various screening measures (OCD screening checklist, DSM IV criteria, YBOCS, NIMH Screening Test for OCD, Online Depression Screening Test, Online Attention Deficit Disorder Test, and Stress Tests)
  • Section to recruit subjects for OCD research and to join a research project

The Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Resource Center runs this Web site with information on:

  • OCD in children and adolescents including sections on what OCD is, fun and games, and artwork by children with OCD
  • Physicians’ network with information on OCD treatment and discussion groups
  • Medication information
  • Case descriptions of OCD
  • Descriptions of OCD symptoms and delineating what is OCD and what is not
  • Theories on the causes of OCD and its treatment
  • Resources and books and pamphlets
  • Information for family members

The Mental Health Infosource page contains information on:

  • Articles on OCD including articles on Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Trichotillomania
  • Conferences
  • Measurements (Y-BOCS, Patient Self Rating Scale, and NIMH Global Scale)
  • Section in which consumers and professionals can ask questions

The Mental Health Net is a guide to mental health resources on the Internet. On this page you will find:

  • Articles and publications
  • Online support
  • Related sites, newsgroups, and mailing lists

The Pioneer Clinic: Trichotillomania Treatment and Educational Center: At this site you will find:

  • Definitions and descriptions of trichotillomania
  • Information on treatment
  • Books, videos, and a newsletter by the Pioneer Clinic
  • Resources for Minneapolis/St. Paul residents
  • Information on their intensive treatment of trichotillomania

Resources for trichotillomania including:

  • Books, magazines, newspaper clippings, and scientific journal articles
  • Mailing lists
  • On line discussion group
  • Treatment techniques

The Anxiety Disorders Association of America Web Page contains information for both the professional and consumer about anxiety disorders, including information regarding:

  • Treatment
  • Upcoming events
  • Bulletin Boards
  • Publications
  • Self help groups and listings of professional therapists
  • Continuing education

Grant Me The Serenity…Self-Help and Recovery: This website is a source of information on addiction, abuse, self-help, mental health, and recovery sources for those that are in need of help and their family and friends. It contains the following information:

  • Links to support groups, recovery groups, and discussion groups
  • Treatment facilities
  • Self-help books
  • Prayers, quotes, and affirmations

OCD Center Ocdcenter.org overviews OCD and provides:

  • Statistics and research findings
  • Treatment options
  • List of many related disorders

Mayo Clinic Mayoclinic.com presents:

  • Educational information pertaining to OCD and other psychological disorders
  • List of other disorders that disturb one’s psychological and physical health

Mental Help Mental help was first launched in 1995 and is a recipient of many awards including the “Forbes Favorite” mental health website. It provides:

  • Information about various disorders
  • Book reviews
  • News articles published by professionals in the field
  • Self help resources
  • Therapist information

Brain Physics OCD Mental Health Resource Provides information and support for:

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Anxiety Orders
  • Eating Disorders
  • OC Spectrum Disorders
  • Articles & Books
  • Discussion Forum
  • Personal Stories

The OCD Center of Los Angeles is a private, outpatient clinic specializing in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for the treatment of OCD, and related OC Spectrum Disorders and Anxiety Disorders, including:

  • Panic Disorder
  • Social Anxiety / Social Phobia
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
  • Hypochondria / Health Anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Trichotillomania (compulsive hair pulling)
  • Dermatillomania (compulsive skin picking)

The Cognitive Health Group is a team of health professionals offering cognitive-behavioral treatment for anxiety, depression, and related concerns. It is located near the Museum of Natural History on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

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