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Breaking Free from OCD: A CBT Guide for Young People and Their Families. Jo Derisley, Isobel Heyman, Sarah Robinson, Cynthia Turner (2008). Jessica Kingsley Publishers, ISBN 1843105748
This book is a self-help guide for young people with OCD. It offers a structured treatment plan, based on the principles of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) for OCD. It includes worksheets, useful tips, and information and guidance specifically for parents and carers.

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Touch and Go Joe. Joe Wells (2006) Jessica Kingsley Publishers, ISBN 1843103915
(An honest account of an adolescent boy's journey to overcome his OCD. The book will be of interest to anyone who has suffered from or knows someone who has sufferef from OCD.)

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Up and Down The Worry Hill. Aureen Pinto Wagner (2004) Lighthouse Press, ISBN 0967734762
(This book has been written for children, and uses images and metaphors and to explain Obsessive-Compulsive-Disorder.)

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The OCD Workbook. Bruce M. Hyman and Cherry Pedrick (2005) New Harbinger Publications, ISBN 1572244224
(For older adolescents and adults. Contains excellent step by step cognitive behavioural therapy processes that can be used by individuals wishing to learn how to live with and overcome their OCD.)

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Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. David Veale (2005) Constable and Robinson, ISBN 1841199362
(For older adolescents and adults. This book is an accessible guide that people with OCD can use to reduce the distress of intrusive thoughts, face fears and avoided situations, and overcome compulsions.)

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Loving Someone With OCD. Karen Landsman, Kathleen Rupertus & Cherry Pedrick (2005) New Harbinger Publications, ISBN 1572243295
(Sympathetic and supportive advice for families of people suffering with OCD. The book explains effective strategies for building healthy and constructive relationships with OCD sufferers and ways to help them overcome their difficulties.)

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Helping Your Child With OCD. Lee Fitzgibbons (2003) New Harbinger Publications, ISBN 1572243325
(This book describes CBT strategies that parents can use to help the child overcome OCD.)

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From Thoughts to Obsessions: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in Children and Adolescents. Per Hove Thomsen (1999) Jessica Kingsley, ISBN 1-85302-721-9
(Written for parents and professionals – informative book giving straightforward explanations of the symptoms, assessment procedures and treatment strategies)

OCD Book - Francis G Childhood Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Greta Francis and Rod A. Gragg (1996) Sage Publications, ISBN 0-8039-5922-2
(A clinicians guide – brief and factual)
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Freeing Your Child From Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Tamar E. Chansky (2000) Three Rivers Press, ISBN 0-8129-3117-3
(Comprehensive child-friendly guide to fighting OCD written for parents)

OCD Book - Waltz M Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Help for Children and Adolescents. Mitzi Waltz (2000) Patient – Centered Guides, ISBN 1-56592-758-3
(Extremely comprehensive. As well as the obvious sections on diagnosis, treatment etc. has a large section on “School and Transition” – covers topics such as” alternative treatments” and “OCD and sexuality”)
OCD Book - March K OCD in Children and Adolescents: A Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment Manual. John S. March and Karen Mulle (1998) Guildford Press, ISBN 1-57230-242-9
(Written for clinicians – session-by-session guide to fighting OCD)
OCD Book - Wever C The Secret Problem. Chris Wever (1994) A Shrink-Rap Press Book, ISBN 0-646-22063-2
(An excellent book for explaining OCD and treament to children up to about aged 12)
OCD Book - Rapoport J The Boy who Couldn't Stop Washing:
The experience and treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
. Rapoport, J. (1989). New York: E.P. Dutton.
(A classic text about OCD in young people)
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