I don’t know which one is the best self-help book to recommend to persons with OCD. Please let me know your opinion under “Leave a Reply” at the bottom of this page.
Here are the self-help books for persons with OCD that the APA Practice Guideline Watch recommends (listed alphabetically):
Abramowitz JS: Getting Over OCD: A 10-Step Workbook for Taking Back Your Life. New York, Guilford Press, 2009
Anthony M, Swinson R: When Perfect Isn’t Good Enough: Strategies for Coping With Perfectionism. Oakland, CA, New Harbinger Publications, 2009
Bell J, Jenike M: When in Doubt, Make Belief: An OCDInspired Approach to Living With Uncertainty. Novato, CA, New World Library, 2009
DuFrene T, Hyman B: Coping With OCD: Practical Strategies for Living Well With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Oakland, CA, New Harbinger Publications, 2008
Rachman S, de Silva P: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (Facts), 4th Edition. New York, Oxford University Press, 2009
Steketee G, Frost RO: Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things. New York, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010
Tolin DF, Frost RO, Steketee G: Buried in Treasures: Help for Compulsive Acquiring, Saving, and Hoarding. New York, Oxford University Press, 2007
Veale D, Willson R. Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques. London, Constable & Robinson, 2009
Yadin E, Foa EB, Lichner TK: Treating Your OCD With Exposure and Response (Ritual) Prevention: Workbook. New York, Oxford University Press, 2012
American Psychiatric Association. Practice guideline for the treatment of patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Association, 2007. Available online at http://psychiatryonline.org/pb/assets/raw/sitewide/practice_guidelines/guidelines/ocd.pdf. Guideline Watch (2013) available at http://psychiatryonline.org/pb/assets/raw/sitewide/practice_guidelines/guidelines/ocd-watch.pdf
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