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. OCDinKids from the IOCDF:
  2. International OCD Foundation (IOCDF):

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
  2. Mr. Worry: A Story about OCD by Holly L. Niner
  3. What to Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming OCD (What-to-Do Guides for Kids) by Dawn Huebner
  4. A Thought is Just A Thought: A Story of Living with OCD by Leslie Talley
  5. Repetitive Rhonda by Jan Evans
  6. No one is Perfect and YOU are a Great Kid by Kim Hix
  7. Talking Back to OCD: The Program That Helps Kids and Teens Say “No Way” – and Parents Say “Way to Go” by John S. March

Books for Teens and Young Adults

  1. You Do That Too? By Rena Benson and Jose Arturo
  2. Take Control of OCD: The Ultimate Guide for Kids With OCD by Bonnie Zucker
  3. The Thought That Counts by Jared Kant, Martin Franklin and Linda Wasmer Andrews
  4. Not As Crazy As I Seem by George Harrar
  5. Imp Of The Mind by Lee Baer
  6. The OCD Workbook: Your Guide to Breaking Free from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder by Bruce Hyman and Cherlene Pedrick

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
  2. Freeing Your Child from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Powerful, Practical Program for Parents of Children and Adolescents by Tamar Chansky

Books for Teachers

  1. Students with OCD: A Handbook for School Personnel by Gail B. Adams

Book for Clinicians

OCD in Children and Adolescents: The" OCD Is Not the Boss of Me" Manual by Katherine McKenney, Annie Simpson and S. E. Stewart

General Resources for Anxiety and Related Conditions


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

General Mental Health Websites

  1. Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre:
  2. The F.O.R.C.E. Society for Kids’ Mental Health:

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