Information on specific disorders

The Obsessive Compulsive Foundation   

A not-for-profit organization providing support and assistance for people with OCD and their families.   

Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA)

An international professional and consumer organization for people with anxiety disorders and their families.  

Trichotillomania Learning Center (TLC)

An organization for people with hair pulling, skin picking, nail biting, and related disorders

National Institutes of Health, Anxiety Page

General information about Anxiety Disorders, including causes, diagnoses, and treatments.

Surgeon General: Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Anxiety Disorders

A brief report on the cognitive behavioral treatment of anxiety disorders 

National Institutes of Health, Depression Page

A brief report on the causes, diagnosis and treatment of depression.

National Institutes of Health, Bipolar Disorder

Evidence-based information on bipolar disorder.

Children and Adult with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Chadd provides education, advocacy and support for individuals with ADHD.


Additional links

Academy of Cognitive Therapy (ACT) 

Association for Behavioral & Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)     

The International Association for Cognitive Therapy  

National Institutes for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)    

Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy  

Society of Clinical Psychology, American Psychological Association


Self-Help Books


  • Getting over OCD: A 10-step workbook for taking back your life. Abramowitz, J.S.

  • Treating your OCD with exposure and response (ritual) prevention for obsessive-compulsive disorder, workbook (2nd ed.). Yadin, E., Foa, E.B., & Lichner, T.K.   

  • Getting control: Overcoming your obsessions and compulsions, 3rd ed. Baer, L.   

  • Break free from OCD: Overcoming obsessive compulsive disorder with CBT. Challacombe, F., Oldfield, V.B., & Salkovskis, P.    

  • Brain Lock: Free Yourself From Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior. Jeffrey Schwartz and Beverly Beyette  

  • Overcoming Obsessive Thoughts: How to Gain Control of Your OCD. Christine Purdon, David A. Clark   

  • Freedom from obsessive-compulsive disorder: A personalized recovery program for living with uncertainty. Grayson, J.


  • The Imp of The Mind. Lee Baer


  • Buried in treasures: Help for compulsive acquiring, saving, and hoarding. Tolin, D., & Frost, R.O., Steketee, G.   

  • Digging out: helping your loved one manage clutter, hoarding, and compulsive acquiring. Tompkins, M.A., & Hartl, T.L.    

  • Compulsive hoarding and acquiring (workbook). Steketee, G., & Frost, R.O.    


  • Reclaiming your life from a traumatic experience (Workbook). Rothbaum, B.O., Foa, E.B., & Hembree, E.A.  

  • The PTSD Workbook: Simple, Effective Techniques for Overcoming Traumatic Stress Symptoms. Mary Beth Williams and Soili Poijula  

  • Writing to Heal: A Guided Journal for Recovering from Trauma and Emotional Upheaval. James W. Pennebaker  

  • Reclaiming Your Life After Rape: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for PTSD. Barbara Rothbaum and Edna Foa  


  • The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook: Proven Techniques for Overcoming Your Fears. Martin Anthony and Richard Swinson   

  • The Compassionate-Mind Guide to Building Social Confidence: Using Compassion-Focused Therapy to Overcome Shyness and Social Anxiety. Lynne Henderson and Paul Gilbert   

  • Overcoming Shyness and Social Phobia: A Step-by-Step Guide. Ronald Rapee  

  • The Assertiveness Workbook: How to Express Your Ideas and Stand Up for Yourself at Work and in Relationships. Randy J. Patterson, Ph.D.  

  • Managing social anxiety: A cognitive behavioral therapy approach (workbook), 2nd ed. Hope, D.A., Heimberg, R.G., & Turk, C.L.    

  • The confident speaker: Beat your nerves and communicate at your best in any situation. Monarth, H., & Kase, L.    

  • Triumph over shyness: Conquering social anxiety disorder, 2nd ed. Stein, M.B., & Walker, J.R.    


  • Don’t Panic: Taking Control of Anxiety Attacks. Reid Wilson  

  • Embracing Fear: And Finding the Courage to Live Your Life. Thom Rutledge  

  • An End to Panic: Breakthrough Techniques for Overcoming Panic Disorder.  Elke Zuercher-White  

  • 10 Simple Solutions to Panic: How to Overcome Panic Attacks, Calm Physical Symptoms, & Reclaim Your Life. Martin M. Antony, Randi E. McCabe  

  • Mastery of your anxiety and panic, 4th ed.workbook. Barlow, D.H., & Craske, M.G.   

  • When Panic Attacks.  David Burns  


  • The Worry Cure: Seven Steps to Stop Worry from Stopping You. Robert L. Leahy  

  • The anxiety and worry workbook: The cognitive behavioral solution. Clark, D.A., & Beck, A.T.   

  • The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook. Edmund Bourne  

  • Calming Your Anxious Mind: How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Free You From Anxiety, Fear and Panic. Jeffrey Brantley and Jon Kabat-Zinn   

  • 10 simple solutions to worry: How to calm your mind, relax your body, & reclaim your life.  Gyoerkoe, K.L., & Wiegartz, P.S.   


  • It’s not all in your head: How worrying about your health could be making you sick – and what you can do about it. Asmundson, G.J.G., & Taylor, S.   

  • Overcoming health anxiety: Letting go of your fear of illness. Owens, K.M.B., & Antony, M.M.    


  • Self-Esteem: A Proven Program of Cognitive Techniques for Assessing, Improving, and Maintaining Your Self-Esteem. Matthew McKay, Patrick Fanning  

  • Ten Days to Self-Esteem. David Burns  

  • The Self-Esteem Workbook. Glenn R. Schiraldi, Matthew McKay   

  • Think Confident, Be Confident. A Four Step Program to Eliminate Doubt and Achieve Lifelong Self-Esteem. Leslie Sokol & Marci Fox  


  • Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy. David Burns  

  • The Feeling Good Handbook. David Burns  

  • Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life. Martin Seligman  

  • Ending the Depression Cycle: A Step-by-Step Guide for Preventing Relapse. Peter Bieling and Martin Antony  

  • The Interpersonal Solution to Depression: A Workbook for Changing How You Feel by Changing How You Relate. Jeremy W. Pettit, Thomas E. Joiner  

  • Overcoming Depression One Step at a Time: The New Behavioral Activation Approach to Getting Your Life Back. Michael E. Addis  

  • Choosing to Live: How to Defeat Suicide Through Cognitive Therapy. Thomas Ellis and Cory Newman  

  • The Mindful Way Through Depression. Williams, M., Teasdale, J., & Segal, Z.   


  • The BDD Workbook: Overcome Body Dysmorphic Disorder And End Body Image Obsessions.     Claiborn, J., & Pedrick, C.   

  • Overcoming Body Dysmorphic Disorder. Fugen Neziroglu, Sony Khemlani-Patel & Melanie Santos   


  • The Anger Control Workbook. Matthew McKay and Peter Rogers   


  • Couple Skills: Making Your Relationship Work. Matthew McKay, Patrick Fanning and Kim Paleg  

  • The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert. John Gottman and Nan Silver  

  • Self-Help That Works. Resources to Improve Emotional Health and Strengthen Relationships. Fourth Edition. John C. Norcross, Ph.D., Linda F. Campbell, Ph.D., John M. Grohol, PsyD, John W. Santrock, Ph.D., Florin Selagea, M.S., and Robert Sommer, Ph.D.  

  • Fighting for Your Marriage. Howard Markman, Scitt Stanley & Susan Blumberg  

  • Hold Me Tight. Sue Johnson   

  • Love Is Never Enough. Aaron T. Beck  

  • Getting the Love You Want. Harville Hendrix



  • Anxious 9 to 5: How to Beat Worry, Stop Second Guessing Yourself, And Work With Confidence.  Larina Kase, Joe Vitale, Martin M. Antony   

  • When Perfect Isn’t Good Enough. Martin Anthony & Richard Swinson   

  • Never Good Enough. Monica Ramirez Basco


  • Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think. Dennis Greenberger and Christine Padesky  

  • Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders Workbook. David Barlow, Kristen K. Ellard, Christopher P. Fairholme, Todd J. Fairchione, et al  

  • Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life: The New Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Steven C. Hayes