OCD self-help books

Self-help books for OCD can support your therapy or be used as a resource for independent study and a refresher if you have any setbacks or blips in the future.  The books listed below are written by well-known experts in the field of CBT who have many years experience of supporting people with OCD.  The methods used in these books are consistent with my CBT approach to OCD which is why I am suggesting these books over the many others out there.

Break Free from OCD: Overcoming Obsessive-Complusive Disorder with CBT

by Dr. Fiona Challacombe, Dr. Victoria Bream Oldfield, and Paul M Salkovskis

This is a practical, accessible guide written by three leading cognitive-behavioural therapy experts. The book enables you to make sense of your experiences, and gives a simple but hepful plan to help you conquer your OCD. It includes detailed information on the many different manifestations of OCD, real-life case studies and examples, and also advice and support for friends and family of OCD sufferers.

Overcoming Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

by David Veale;Rob Willson

Are you plagued by a recurring thought or idea that just won’t go away, feel the need to wash your hands repeatedly, to hoard things, or to repeatedly check that all appliances in the house have been turned off before you leave? Cognitive behavioural therapy has been clinically proven to significantly reduce these and other symptoms in the majority of cases.With this step by step approach you can learn how to break free from the destructive cycle of obsessive behaviour and regain control of your life.