Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Resources & References

For Clinicians

American Psychiatric Association (2007). Practice guideline for the treatment of patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Am J Psychiatry, 164(suppl):1-56.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder – Although written for physicians and more technical, a readable and complete resource. (eMedicine.com)

For the General Public

About OCD – Detailed information and advice. (Obsessive Compulsive Foundation)

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: What It Is and How to Treat It – Good overview of OCD for laypeople. (FamilyDoctor.org)

OCD Articles Written For Or About Kids

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder – Contains all the information of other comprehensive OCD sites in child-friendly language. (KidsHealth)

Does Your Child Have Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder? – Learn how to detect OCD in your child. Includes common OCD behaviors in children and diagnosing details. (KidsHealth)


Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA) National, non-profit membership organization dedicated to informing the public, providers, and policy-makers about anxiety disorders.

Clinicaltrials.gov OCD research studies identified through the U.S. National Library of Medicine’s link to federally and privately funded studies worldwide.

National Institute of Mental Health Information from the NIH institute on OCD.

Obsessive Compulsive Foundation International, non-profit organization of individuals with OCD and their family, friends, providers, and concerned citizens working to educate the public and provide support to individuals with the disorder.


De Silva, P. (2014). Obsessive-compulsive disorder. In Adult psychological problems (pp. 143-162). London, England: Taylor & Francis

Pauls, D. L., Abramovitch, A., Rauch, S. L., & Geller, D. A. (2014). Obsessive-compulsive disorder: an integrative genetic and neurobiological perspective. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 15 (6), 410-424.

Richter, P. M., & Ramos, R. T. (2018). Obsessive-compulsive disorder. Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology, 24 (3), 828-844.

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