The material provided below is intended for educational and informational purposes only and is not a substitute for a professional medical opinion.

OCD Resources


  1. International OCD Foundation (IOCDF):
  2. Child Mind Institute:

Books for Kids

  1. Up and Down the Worry Hill: A Children’s Book about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and its Treatment by Aureen Pinto Wagner and Paul A. Jutton (2013)
  2. What to Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming OCD (What-to-Do Guides for Kids) by Dawn Huebner (2007)
  3. The Quest for Rest - Polly & Pickles by Andrea J. Bell and Smita N. Naidoo (2017)

Books for Teens and Young Adults

  1. You Do That Too? By Rena Benson and Jose Arturo (2000)
  2. Take Control of OCD: The Ultimate Guide for Kids With OCD by Bonnie Zucker (2010)
  3. The Thought That Counts by Jared Kant, Martin Franklin and Linda Wasmer Andrews (2008)
  4. For intrusive thoughts - Imp Of The Mind by Lee Baer (2002)
  5. The OCD Workbook: Your Guide to Breaking Free from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder by Bruce Hyman and Cherlene Pedrick (2010)
  6. Stuff That’s Loud: A Teen’s Guide to Unspiralling when OCD Gets Noisy by Ben Sedley and Lisa Coyne (2020)

Books for Parents

  1. Talking Back to OCD: The Program That Helps Kids and Teens Say “No Way” – and Parents Say “Way to Go” by John S. March (2006)
  2. Freeing Your Child from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Powerful, Practical Program for Parents of Children and Adolescents by Tamar Chansky (2001)
  3. Breaking Free of Child Anxiety and OCD: A Scientifically Proven Program for Parents by Eli R Lebowitz (2021)
  4. Treating Childhood and Adolescent Anxiety: A Guide for Caregivers by Eli Lebowitz and Haim Omer (2013)
  5. Late, Lost, and Unprepared: A Parents’ Guide to Helping Children with Executive Functioning by Joyce Cooper-Kahn and Laurie Dietzel (2008)

Books for Teachers

  1. Students with OCD: A Handbook for School Personnel by Gail B. Adams (2011)
  2. Teaching Kids with Mental Health and Learning Disorders in the Regular Classroom: How to Recognize, Understand and Help Challenged (and Challenging) Students Succeed by Myles Cooley (2007)
  3. Teaching the Tiger: A Handbook for Individuals Involved in the Education of Students with Attention Deficit Disorders, Tourette Syndrome or Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder by Marilyn Dornbush & Sheryl Pruitt (1995)

Resources for Teachers

  1. Teacher’s Guide to OCD:
  2. Identifying and Supporting Students with OCD in Schools by Juliana Negreiros:…

Book for Therapists

  1. Addressing Parental Accommodation When Treating Anxiety in Children by Eli Lebowitz (2019)
  2. OCD in Children and Adolescents: The" OCD Is Not the Boss of Me" Manual by Katherine McKenney, Annie Simpson and S. E. Stewart (2020)
  3. Treating OCD in Children and Adolescents: A Cognitive-Behavioral Approach by Martin E. Franklin, Jennifer B. Freeman and John S. March (2019)

General Resources for Anxiety and Related Conditions


  1. AnxietyBC:
  2. Anxiety Canada:
  3. ADAA – Anxiety Disorders Association of America:
  4. ACCAP – American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry:
  5. CADDRA: The Canadian Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Resource Alliance:
  6. Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada:
  7. National Tourette Syndrome Association:


  1. Freeing Your Child from Anxiety: Powerful, Practical Solutions to Overcome Your Child’s Fears, Worries, and Phobias by Tamar Chansky
  2. Taking charge of ADHD, Revised Edition: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents by Russel A. Barkley
  3. You and Your Anxious Child: Free Your Child from Fears and Worries and Create a Joyful Family Life by Anne Marie Albano
  4. The Hair Pulling “Habit” and You: How to Solve the Trichotillomania Puzzle, Revised Edition by Ruth Goldfinger Golomb and Sherrie Mansfield Vavrichek

General Mental Health Websites

  1. Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre:
  2. FamilySmart:

Genetic Counselling at BC Women's and Children's Hospital

Understanding Mental Illness: a new clinical service offered at BC Women's and Children's Hospital: 4500 Oak Street, Vancouver, call 604-875-2000 ext. 4733 (self referrals welcome).

Many have found this an invaluable service and we hope you will consider contacting them. Please have a look at the Genetic Counselling page on the BC Children's Hospital website for more information.

For Comorbid ADHD

VCH-FACES evening groups for parents 604-675-3896

Phone coaching: Confident Parents: Thriving Kids