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Related to Obsessions

Personal Stories

  • Adam, David.  The Man Who Couldn’t Stop: OCD and the True

      Story of a Life Lost in Thought, Picador, 2016.

  • Bailey, Lily. Because We Are Bad: OCD and a Girl Lost in Thought,

      Canbury, 2018.

  • Bell, Jeff. Rewind, Replay, Repeat – A Memoir of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder,  Hazelden, 2007.

  • Paxton, Matt. The Secret Lives of Hoarders: True Stories of Tackling Extreme Clutter, TarcherPerigee, 2011.

  • Sholl, Jessie. Dirty Secret: A Daughter Comes Clean About Her Mother’s Compulsive Hoarding, Gallery Books, 2010.

Book Resources

Book Resources

  • Bell, Jeff. When in Doubt, Make Belief – An OCD-Inspired Approach to Living with Uncertainty, Novato, California: New World Library, 2009.

  • Foa, Edna and Wilson, Reid.  Stop Obsessing! How to Overcome Your Obsessions and Compulsions, Bantam, 2001.

  • Grayson, Jonathan.  Freedom from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A Personalized Recovery program for Living with Uncertainty, Updated Edition, Berkley, 2014.

  • Hershfield, Jon and Corboy, Tom. The Mindfulness Workbook for OCD: A Guide to Overcoming Obsessions and Compulsions Using Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, New Harbinger, 2020.

  • McGrath, Patrick.  The OCD Answer Book: Professional Answers To More Than 250 Top Questions About Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Sourcebooks, 2007.

  • Murphy, Dionne. Obsessed: A Black Girl’s Guide to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Independently published, 2019. (BIPOC)

  • Tolin, D.F., Frost, R.O., and Steketee, G. Buried in Treasures: Help for Compulsive Acquiring, Saving, and Hoarding, Oxford University Press. 2007.

  • Tompkins, M.A., and Hartl, T.L. Digging Out – Helping Your Loved One Manage Clutter, Hoarding, and Compulsive Acquiring, New Harbinger Publications, 2009.

Online Resources

Compulsive Hoarding

Information and resources for people who are hoarders and their families, including research on hoarding, a screening test for hoarding/compulsive buying, and self-help and support group articles.

International Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation

Information and resources, for people with obsessive compulsive disorder, their families, friends, professionals, and other concerned individuals.

Includes sub-websites focusing on various kinds of obsessions.

Mission is to ensure that no one affected by OCD and related disorders alone.  Provides help, healing, and hope. 

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