Resources from those with Lived Experience of OCD

OCD UK have online support forums for young people and family, friends and carers that you can access here.

TED Talks YouTube channel features the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). TED and TEDx talks have videos from professionals and those with lived experience of OCD on a range of topics that you might find helpful.

TED Talks on OCD

TEDx Talks on OCD



The Man Who Couldn't Stop: OCD and the True Story of a Life Lost in Thought

Author David Adam

The Boy Who Finally Stopped Washing: OCD From Both Sides of the Couch

Author John B.

Rewind Replay Repeat: A Memoir of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Author Jeff Bell

When in Doubt Make Belief: An OCD-Inspired Approach to Living with Uncertainty

Author Jeff Bell

Obsessive-Compulsive Anonymous: Recovering from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Author Roy C.

It's a Matter of Trust: Hope and Solutions for OCD and How I Got Better

Author James Callner

The Thing Inside My Head: A Family's Journey Through Mental Illness

Author Lois Chaber

Exiting the Maze

Author Nathan Cole

OCD and Me: My Unconventional Journey Through Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Author Bess Cunningham

Life in a Whirlwind of Numbers. 26 Years of OCD, 2nd Edition

Author David William Dahlberg

Battle for Control: A Memoir of Anorexia, Exercise Bulimia, and Other Compulsions

Author Doug Erlandson

Memoirs of a Born Shlepper Never Give OCD a Third Thought

Author Rod Fadem

Laid Bare

Author Jesse Fink

Obeying Conflicting Demands: Silencing the Voice of Obsessive-compulsive Disorder

Author Denise R. Folcik

Living With Severe Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Author Marie Gius

The People You Meet in Real Life

Author Melissa Ann Hopely

I Chose Life: A Struggle With OCD, Anxiety, & Depression

Author Greg Horne

The Thought that Counts: A Firsthand Account of One Teenager's Experience with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Author Jared Kant

I Hardly Ever Wash My Hands: The Other Side of OCD

Author J. J. Keeler

The Crazy and The Damned: An OCD Memoir: A Story of Hope & Victory

Author Robert Lanni

Saving Sammy: Curing the Boy Who Caught OCD

Author Beth Alison Maloney

An OCD Life

Author Fred Mletzko

From Tortured to Almost Free: A Psychiatric Therapist's Life with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Author Cathy Goldstein Mullin, LICSW

Fixation Pains: A True Struggle for Survival

Author John Michael Molinari, III

Life in Rewind: The Story of a Young Courageous Man Who Persevered Over OCD and the Harvard Doctor Who Broke All the Rules to Help Him

Author Terry Weible Murphy, Michael A. Jenike, and Edward E Zine

Check Mates: A Collection of Fiction Poetry and Artwork About Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder by People with OCD

Author E.I. Muse and Jennifer Abrams

Desert Lily

Author Peter A. Pascaris

Contaminated: My Journey Out of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Author Gerry Radano, MSW

"It'll be Okay:" How I Kept Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) from Ruining My Life

Author Shannon Shy

Strivings Within - The OCD Christian: Overcoming Doubt in the Storm of Anxiety

Author Mitzi VanCleve

Triggered: A Memoir of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Author Fletcher Wortmann