A list of recommended books on OCD listed by population, specialty area, and other criteria.
How to Find the Right Therapist
Finding a therapist who can diagnose and effectively treat OCD is a challenge to many patients and families.
This page will give you:
Families and OCD
Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) These treatments include surgeries that destroy very small amounts of brain tissue and deep brain stimulation (also called DBS.) What is deep brain stimulation (DBS)? DBS has been used since the mid 1980s to treat the
Gamma Knife Treatment for OCD What is Gamma Knife? Gamma knife is a treatment for OCD that does not require opening the skull. In gamma knife procedures, multiple gamma rays pass through the skull (see image to the right). On its
I Changed My Mind Gamma Knife Surgery for Treatment Resistant OCDBy Gerry Radano, LMSW At the age of five I knew exactly what I wanted to be when I grew up a stewardess flight attendant. Since I had always
Deep Brain Stimulation for Highly Treatment Resistant OCDBy Darin Dougherty, MD, and Benjamin Greenberg, MD, Ph.D. While most patients with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) eventually respond to treatment with medication and or behavioral therapy, a small minority
Emotional Contamination A Lesser Known Subtype of OCDBy Carol Hevia, Psy.D. Case Example Joe is a 25 year old college drop out who is currently unemployed and lives in an apartment above his parents’ garage. He has a
Couples Therapy for OCD When OCD Becomes a Family Affair By Jonathan S. Abramowitz, Ph.D., ABPP Joshua’s Story Joshua’s problems with obsessive thoughts about violence began when he was a teenager, but when he and his wife
Perfectionism Are You Sure it Pays Off?Jeff Szymanski, PhD The “Real” Problem With Perfectionism If you ask someone with OCD about the payoffs for engaging in compulsive behavior (what desired outcomes do you get), he or she will