• Anxiety Disorders – a Pamphlet from the National Institute of Mental Health that outlines the symptoms, research, and treatment of the various Anxiety Disorders:  panic disorder, obsessivecompulsive disorder (OCD), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social phobia (or social anxiety disorder), specific phobias, and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).
  • CY-BOCS:  The complete Children’s Yale-Brown Symptom Checklist and CY-BOCS Serverity Ratings Scale for both Obsessions and Compulsions.  This is the test used by professional to evaluate the severity of OCD symptoms.  This is a link to Mount Sinai School of Medicine download page to allow you to download the official copy of CY-BOCS.  Please scroll to the bottom of the page.
  • Good Coping Gone Bad:  When coping strategies interfere with progress in therapy by Gary Mitchell, MSW., ICSW.  St. Louis Behavioural Medicine Institute
  • Hoarding Fact Sheet – OCF:  A concise description of hoarding and how it differs from collecting.  Difficulties Hoarders face in getting rid of things.  Hoarding and OCD.  Help for Hoarders.  Treatment, medication and further information.
  • Is Your Child with OCD Eligible for Social Security Benefits?  Eligibility for Supplemental Security Income or Social Security Disability Insurance, how to apply, and qualifications.  Also information about Medicaid, Children with Special Needs, State Children’s Health Insurance Programs and Employment Support Programs.
  • Medication:  How medications are named, brand vs generic.  Types of medications used for OCD and Depression.  Side effects and their management.  Medication management and safety.  Checklist to take to your doctor to make sure you get all the information about your medications.
  • NIMH Anxiety Disorders – a brief summary about the various types of Anxiety Disorders.  Includes a short quiz to test your understanding.
  • OCD and the Workplace – The Job Accomodation Network (JAN) explains how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) can help individuals get and keep jobs.
  • OCD For Dummies by Charles Elliot, PHd and Larua Smith, PHD- A book review by Deb Osgood-Hynes, PsyD
  • OCD Resources:  A list of resources available to obtain free or low cost medications, therapy and support.
  • OCD Survival Guide:  A guide to help the family and friends of someone with OCD.  This book is generally available.
  • OCD Treatment:  Prognosis, Primary Medications, Secondary Medications
  • OCD Tribe:  An Online Support Community for those with OCD of all ages
  • Y-BOCS Symptom Checklist This is the complete Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale Symptom Checklist.  This list is usually used by professionals for initial and ongoing evaluation of OCD symptoms in individuals.  This is a link to Mount Sinai School of Medicine download page to allow you to download the official copy of Y-BOCS.  Please scroll to the bottom of the page.