Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Websites
There is a fair bit of available online information about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders. Many of these resources have been developed and are maintained by others who also suffer from this same disorder. Here, we list a few of our favorite websites on OCD. For a more comprehensive listing, please check out the Links section of our OCD Center.
The Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation
The Foundation provides referrals to both treatment centers and mental-health professionals, and helps coordinate support groups, at the community level, throughout the world. Public education is conducted by the distribution of literature, lectures, and presentations. The Web site contains information about OCD, trichotillomania, and the disorder in children.
http://www.ocfoundation.org/ - 29 Mar 1999 - TKS
Tourette Syndrome Plus
Leslie E. Packer, PhD
This site is jam packed with information about Tourette Syndrome and other childhood disorders. It is easily navigated (no frames). The information is presented in a clear and concise fashion.
http://www.tourettesyndrome.net/ - 10 May 2000 - N BRP
NAMI/NYC offers practical support, education, and comfort to those who suffer or have family members suffering from neurobiologically based brain diseases. This site provides a tremendous amount of information on the coping, diagnosis, treatment, and advocacy of such diseases. The provided information is useful and up-to-date.
http://www.nami-nyc-metro.org/ - 15 Jun 1998 - KCB
National Institute of Mental Health
General background information about this disorder from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Includes symptoms, causes, treatment, and research information.
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/publicat/ocd.htm - 16 Nov 1997 - TKS
The Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Resource Center
Causes, symptoms, and treatment of OCD. The information on this site is offered to inform you of the kinds of medical treatment and emotional support that are available, both online and offline. Information was collected from OCD patients and medical experts.
http://www.ocdresource.com/ - 4 May 1998 - TKS
OC & Spectrum Disorders Association
OC & Spectrum Disorders Association (OCSDA)
The OC & Spectrum Disorders Association provides many online opportunities for those directly and indirectly affected by OCD, spectrum disorders and co-morbid conditions. Included online are resources and referrals, an interactive chatline, online Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale (YBOCS) testing and more. The OCSDA promotes research, treatment, and education related to obsessive-compulsive disorder and related disorders (including ADD, ADHD, Tourette's Syndrome, trichtillomania, body dysmorphic disorder, panic disorder, eating disorders, etc.).
http://www.ocdhelp.org/ - 13 Apr 1999 - JRR