Text adapted from "The patient with obsessive compulsive disorder" in Psychiatry in primary care by Peggy A. Richter and Steven Selchen (CAMH, 2019).
For primary care practitioners
Canadian Clinical Guidelines for the Management of Anxiety, Posttraumatic Stress and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders. Search the title to find the most recent Canadian clinical guidelines.
Expert Consensus Treatment Guidelines: Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors Hair Pulling, Skin Picking, and Related Disorders. Developed by the TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Treatment. Clinical guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence in the United Kingdom.
What are effective interventions for hoarding?. Research review by the Evidence Exchange Network for Mental Health and Addictions.
Florida Obsessive-Compulsive Inventory; or you can download the PDF version.
Obsessive-Compulsive Inventory–Revised (PDF).
Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Inventory (PDF).
Anxiety Canada (anxietycanada.ca). Includes a “My Anxiety Plan” tool for dealing with symptoms related to specific anxiety disorders.
International OCD Foundation (iocdf.org). Includes links to apps that patients can use to manage OCD.
Freedom from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Personalized Recovery Program for Living with Uncertainty, by Jonathan Grayson, Berkley Publishing, 2014.
Getting over OCD: A 10-Step Workbook for Taking Back Your Life, by Jonathan S. Abramowitz, Guilford Press, 2018.
The OCD Workbook: Your Guide to Breaking Free from Obsessive- Compulsive Disorder, by Bruce M. Hyman and Cherlene Pedrick, New Harbinger, 2010.
OCD Challenge. Free online program based on expo- sure and response prevention treatment to help users manage OCD.
Live OCD Free. App based on exposure and response prevention treatment to help users manage OCD.
NOCD: Effective Care for OCD. App built on CBT and exposure and response prevention to help users manage OCD.