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Conquering Your State Of Anxiety: How To Battle OCD And Reclaim Your Life

www.iocdf.org: IOCDF International OCD Foundation. The mission of the International OCD Foundation is to help those affected by obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders to live full and productive lives. Our aim is to increase access to effective treatment through research and training, foster a hopeful and supportive community for those affected by OCD and the professionals who treat them, and fight stigma surrounding mental health issues.

www.adaa.org: Anxiety and Depression Association of America
Offering: newsletter, information on support groups in the United States, names of professionals who treat anxiety disorders in the United States and elsewhere and book catalog.
8730 Georgia Ave., Suite 600 Silver Spring, MD 20910 Tel: (240) 485-1001

www.Findcenter.com: A platform for personal development. Self-exploration, simplified and supported. Their motto is: “We are all searching for something”. They’ve gathered the finest wisdom about navigating life from a wide spectrum of beliefs, traditions, and teachers. They’ve gathered the finest wisdom about navigating life from a wide spectrum of beliefs, traditions and teachers. You are invited to join the community dedicated to personal development, where everyone can learn skills to heal and grow, and be of support to others. All are welcome.

www.TheOCDStories.com: The OCD Stories podcast is a show that aims to offer hope and inspiration. Host Stuart Ralph interviews some of the best minds in OCD treatment and recovery to share their advice, to both entertain and educate listeners towards a healthier life. The show was created in 2015. Since that time is has been downloaded over 3.5 million times globally. My interview with Stuart Ralph is #125.

www.OCDgamechangers.com: Founder, Chrissie Hodges works with individuals worldwide to help connect them to therapists who can properly treat OCD and also to provide peer support which helps normalize the symptoms of OCD and the emotional turmoil it causes. Chrissie blogs at ‘Battling the OCD Demon’ and is a professional contributor for ‘Mental Health on The Mighty’. She is especially known for her brutally honest, yet entertaining YouTube vlogs about Pure OCD.

www.effectiveocdtreatment.com: Effective OCD Treatment is dedicated to helping people reduce symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, other anxiety disorders, and related concerns. ‘Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy’ (CBT), including ‘Exposure and Response Prevention’ (ERP), is the approach that research shows is effective for helping OCD symptoms. A treatment plan is created collaboratively and is unique to each person’s symptoms.

www. graniterecoverycenters.com:
Granite Recovery Centers offers high quality, affordable drug and alcohol addiction treatment, extended care, and sober living for both men and women.
Granite Recovery Centers, 6 Manor Parkway, Salem NH 03079 Tel: (855)-712-7784

www.gatewayocd.com: The Gateway Institute offers a 3-week Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program for OCD utilizing the most effective approaches currently available for treatment. Across all sites, we see a consistent level of improvement over the course of our program. OCD Intensive Treatment Program: (800) 223-6148

Find Out If It Is OCD, The Type, And The Severity

EverythingOCD found on Facebook
A place for individuals with OCD and those who love and support them, to find information, encouragement and light humor. They offer a private online support group.
If you are looking for support, they have two well established, very private, online support groups. They have a group for those that have OCD, and a separate one for a family member or your supportive friend.

The following books are valuable resources in understanding OCD, anxiety, trauma and/or its treatment options:

Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma.
By Peter Levine—1997

Facing Panic: Self-Help for People with Panic Attacks
by Reid Wilson, PhD

Getting Control: Overcoming Your Obsessions and Compulsion.
Lee Baer, Ph.D.
Plume Books, (2000)

The Doubting Disease: Help for Scrupulosity and Religious Compulsions.
Joseph Ciarrocchi, Ph.D.
Integration Books, (1995)

Stop Obsessing! How to Overcome Your Obsessions and Compulsions.
Edna Foa, Ph.D. & Reid Wilson, Ph.D.
Bantam, (1991)

Tormenting Thoughts and Secret Rituals.
Ian Osborne, MD
Pantheon Books, (1998).

Pure OCD: The Invisible Side of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
Chrissie Hodges
January 10 (2017)

When Once Is Not Enough.
Gail Steketee, Ph.D. & Kerrin White, MD
New Harbinger Publications, (1990)

The Imp of the Mind: Exploring the Silent Epidemic of Obsessive Bad Thoughts.
Lee Baer, Ph.D.
Penguin, (2001)

The OCD Workbook: Your Guide to Breaking Free from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
Bruce Hyman, Ph.D. & Cherry Pedrick, RN
New Harbinger Press, (2005)

Overcoming OCD: A Journey To Recovery.
Janet Singer & Seth J. Gillihan, Ph.D
Roman & Littlefield Publishers, (2015)

The following books are helpful in learning about OC Spectrum Disorders, and related anxiety disorders:

The BDD Workbook.
James Claiborn, Ph.D. & Cherry Pedrick, RN
New Harbinger Press, (2002)

The Broken Mirror: Understanding and Treating Body Dysmorphic Disorder.
Katherine Phillips, MD
Oxford, (1986)

Help for Hair Pullers: Understanding and Coping with Trichotillomania.
Nancy Keuthen, Ph.D., Dan Stein, MD., & Gary Christenson, MD
New Harbinger, (2001)

Panic Free.
Lynn Freeman, Ph.D.
Arden Books, (1999)

Living with Panic Disorder.
John Tsilimparis, MFT
Publish America, (2003)

Take Back Your Mind: Buddhist Advice for Anxious Times Paperback—February 1, 2021 Lordo Rinzler

A Walk in The Wood: Meditations on Mindfulness with a Bear Named Pooh—Dr. Joseph Parent

Untangle Your Anxiety: A Guide To Overcoming An Anxiety Disorder by Two That Have Been Through ItMarch 9,2021 by Joshua Fletcher, Dean Scott

Winning the War in Your Mind: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life by Craig Groeschel published by Zondervan

Unfuck Your Brain: Using Science to Get Over Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Freak-outs and Triggers by Dr. Faith G. Harper

Dare: The New Way to End Anxiety and Stop Panic Attacks Fast by Barry McDonagh, BMD Publishing

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