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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)


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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

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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 - Detailed overview of OCD with an especially strong description of options for drug therapies. (National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI))

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

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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. (

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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)

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Common Medications Used To Treat OCD

Luvox (fluvoxamine) General information about Luvox (fluvoxamine)

Paxil (paroxetine) General information about Paxil (paroxetine)

Prozac (fluoxetine) General information about Prozac (fluoxetine)

Zoloft (sertraline) General information about Zoloft (sertraline)

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Audio Descriptions of OCD

What is OCD? - Young people from OCD clinic in South London talk about what it's like to have obsessions and compulsions. (Maudsley OCD clinic)

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Online Resources

Living with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Welcome to NAMI's Living with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder community. Here you will find support, get targeted information and connect with people who understand.

Find Support Learn more about the full spectrum of programs and services that NAMI provides across the country for people living with mental illnesses, and their families and loved ones.

Living with OCD Find support, share knowledge, ask questions and meet people who've been there.

Mental Illness Discussion Groups Dozens of online groups for consumers, parents, spouses, siblings, teens and more. Get connected and find support.

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

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