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Specializing in OCD and related conditions

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Specializing in the Treatment of OCD and Related Anxiety Based Conditions

OCD Books

In addition to individual and group psychotherapy, many people who suffer from OCD and related anxiety based conditions have found great value in the growing number of books and television programs addressing these conditions. Many have silently endured these disorders for years, and reading a book or viewing a television program may be the first time they have learned there is a name for their condition, that others suffer from it, and that there is treatment available.

The OCD Center of Los Angeles recommends the following valuable books about OCD and related conditions:

The Mindfulness Workbook for OCD
Jon Hershfield, MFT and Tom Corboy, MFT
New Harbinger Publications

Overcoming Obsessive Thoughts: How to Gain Control of Your OCD
Christine Purdone, PhD and David Clark, PhD
New Harbinger Publications

The OCD Workbook: Your Guide to Breaking Free from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Bruce Hyman, PhD and Cherry Pedrick, RN
New Harbinger Publications

The Boy Who Couldn’t Stop Washing
Judith Rapoport, MD

Loving Someone with OCD: Help for You and Your Family
Karen Landsman, PHD, Kathleen Rupertus, MA, and Cherry Pedrick, RN
New Harbinger Publications

Triggered: A Memoir of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Fletcher Wortmann
Thomas Dunne Books

Nowhere Near Normal: A Memoir of OCD
Traci Foust
Gallery Books

Dying of Embarrassment: Help for Social Anxiety and Phobia
Barbara Markway, PhD et al
New Harbinger Publications

The BDD Workbook: Overcome Body Dysmorphic Disorder and End Body Image Obsessions
James Claiborn, PhD and Cherry Pedrick, RN
New Harbinger Publications

Help for Hair Pullers: Understanding and Coping with Trichotillomania
Nancy Keuthen, PhD, Dan Stein, MD, and Gary Chistenson, MD
New Harbinger Publications

Dan Stein, MB, Gary Christenson, MD and Eric Hollander, MD
American Psychiatric Press

The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook, Fourth Edition
Edmund Bourne
New Harbinger Publications

Living with Panic Disorder
John Tsilimparis, MFT

The following books are not specifically about OCD or OC Spectrum Disorders, but can be very helpful in learning to cope with anxiety, stress, and other related difficulties:

Feel the Fear . . . and Do It Anyway
Susan Jeffers, PhD
Ballantine Books

Water Bears No Scars: Japanese Lifeways for Personal Growth
David Reynolds, PhD
William Morrow & Co.

About the OCD Center of Los Angeles

The OCD Center of Los Angeles is a private outpatient treatment center specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for the treatment of OCD and related anxiety based conditions. We have 13 therapists on staff, all of whom are either licensed or registered, and all of whom specialize in CBT.  We treat adults, adolescents, and children, and offer services six days a week, including evenings and Saturdays.

You can learn more about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), related anxiety based conditions we treat, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), our center, and our approach to treatment on our website at

If you would like more information regarding telephone or online therapy, or would like to discuss individual therapy, group therapy, online therapy, or intensive treatment at the OCD Center of Los Angeles, please call one of our client coordinators at (310) 824-5200 (ext. 4), or click here to email us.


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