Educational Resources

There are various educational resources available for understanding and managing OCD. From expert articles, to books and multimedia, view our full list of resources below.

IOCDF From the Experts Articles

Articles From the Experts

The articles in this section were written by mental health professionals and researchers who are experts in OCD and related disorders. Topics covered include Subtypes of OCD, Co-Occuring Disorders, OCD Treatment, Family Issues, and more!

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Brochures, Fact Sheets, and Handouts

View educational brochures, fact sheets, and handouts for OCD and related disorders. Collateral is available in multiple languages and can downloaded for print.

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Books and Multimedia Resources

There are many books available these days about OCD and related disorders, in addition to various DVDs and online toolkits that may be helpful. These resources have not been reviewed, and are not necessarily endorsed by the IOCDF.

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OCD Newsletter and Archive

The OCD Newsletter is a source of news and inspiration to individuals with OCD, their loved ones, and to OCD professionals and researchers. Subscription to this quarterly publication and Newsletter Archive is one of the many benefits of membership with the IOCDF.

View OCD Newsletter and Archive

Additional OCD Resources

OCD Websites, Blogs & Podcasts

  • OCDChallenge: OCD Challenge is a free online, interactive, behavioral program designed to help people suffering from OCD.
  • SecretIllness: A global community that explores the realities of living with OCD through the Creative Arts.
  • IntrusiveThoughts: Stories, infographics, and information about OCD shared from members of the OCD community.
  • TreatMyOCDBlog: Stories, infographics, and information about OCD shared from members of the OCD community.
  • OCD Stories on The Mighty: The Mighty is a story-based health community focused on improving the lives of people facing disease, disorder, mental illness, and disability.
  • Beyond the Doubt: As part of Psychology Today's blogging network, OCD advocate Jeff Bell offers his inside perspective on life with OCD and the lessons of uncertainty.
  • HistoryofOCD: This brief history aims to tell the story of the people who suffered from OCD* in past times, and of the people who sought to understand and treat their perplexing illness.
  • The OCD Stories: A recovery focused podcast interviewing the best minds in OCD to help people live their best life!
  • Your Anxiety Toolkit: This podcast aims to provide the community with helpful tools to manage anxiety, stress and other emotions that get in the way.

OCD Apps

Resources For Parents

  • Anxious Toddlers:  A series of in-depth, online training courses for parents who have a child living with OCD. The courses were created by IOCDF Professional Member, Natasha Daniels, LCSW. There are two full courses available, How to Teach Your Kids to Crush Anxiety & Parenting Kids with OCD. There is also a mini-course, Misperceptions About OCD in Children.

Therapy Animal Information and Resources

  • Rover: is a website that specializes in helping to provide information and resources for dogs and the humans that care for them. They have written an informative piece on the importance of therapy animals for individuals with mental illnesses, including OCD.

Referral Sources and Advocacy Groups

The websites on this list have expressed an interest in helping individuals with OCD. The International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) has not investigated these sites nor does it have the facilities to evaluate their recommendations in regards to treating OCD. This list is a compilation of websites who have requested that their links appear on this list. The International OCD Foundation doesn’t recommend or endorse the competence or expertise of the information on any of these sites. The listing of a website is not an endorsement, but merely a source listing of informational sites who have indicated that provide information about OCD.

Prescription Assistance

Legal and Employment Resources

  • Americans with Disabilities Act
    U.S. Department of Justice
    Phone: (800) 514-0301
  • Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
    Phone: (202) 467-5730
  • Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA)
  • Office of Disability Employment Policy
    U.S. Department of Labor
    Phone: (866) 487-2365

Insurance Assistance

  • Health Insurance Marketplace (under the Affordable Care Act)
    Phone: 1-800-318-2596
  • Medicare Rights Center
    Phone: (800) 333-4114

Professional Associations