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Again and Again

[Person trapped in box]

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Web Sites

(since 1995)

"Having OCD is like being allergic to life -
every waking moment is spent in
a state of mental hyper-sensitivity."

On This Page On Separate Pages
First of All
Obsessional Medals of Honor
Children and Teens
Tourette Syndrome
Other Mental Health Resources
Doctors and Clinics
Organizations and Support Groups
Books, Fiction, and Poetry
On-Line Discussions, Forums, and More
Personal Web Pages

Frank and Ernest

First of All

If you're new to the OCD world, seeking information and help for yourself, a loved one, or a friend:

The experts speak at Expert Consensus Guidelines:

An exceptional site:

An online course for nurses that provides a thorough overview of OCD:

Finally, where would we be without NIMH?


Obsessional Medals of Honor


Children and Teens

I originally had "Children and Education" on a separate web page, but I updated it infrequently. My children are now grown, so I have even less incentive to update it, unfortunately. My other OCD web pages have resources for children; for example, I've tried to include the age-appropriateness of books and movies. As time permits, I'll try to winnow down the links in this section to the most useful links I've found for children, teens, parents, teachers, and health-care providers.


Resources for Children


I used to list books here, but a more complete and better organized list of books for children, parents, teachers, and health professionals is found on my Books page.






Psychological disorders are not to be taken lightly, but, like some, I am a strong believer in laughter being the best medicine (or at least up there with the SSRIs!). Different people have different senses of humor, however, so skip this section if the thought of OCD jokes bothers you.

"I can't marry someone with OCD, because then he wouldn't be able to carry me over the threshold!" (My daughter, when she was 10 or 11, and who had trouble crossing thresholds.)

Some additional humor collected over time:

Neurotics build castles in the sky, psychotics live in them, OCD'ers clean them, and psychiatrists collect the rent.
"There's nothing wrong with you that can't be cured with a little Prozac and a polo mallet." (Woody Allen in Manhattan Murder Mystery)
Ever stop to think, and forget to start again?
A conclusion is simply the place where you got tired of thinking.
I am going to the Orlando [OCD] conference. I went to the one in San Jose. I wonder if the hotel people have complained about us after we left town. Can you imagine the water bill with all the showers? Or the extra toilet paper and soap? Do they get extra questions and little reminders about needed repairs from us checkers? They might like some of us though, if we obsessively clean or tidy up the lobby. (Cherry Pedrick in an OCD-L posting.)
How can you tell if there's an OCDer attending a Catholic church? ... There is soap near the Holy Water! (Courtesy of One Cool Dude, Wayback Machine.)
I have both ADD and OCD. Which means I keep forgetting to check. (Courtesy of standup comic Erik Passoja.)

Unintentional OCD humor, but not a bad idea! Or maybe it would just make things worse for "checkers" ... [Sad Face]

Perhaps one should build such a web-server into each stove and into the bath, so that people can use their cell phone on holidays to check repeatedly (every three minutes?) if they really turned their stove off. ("A Web-Server in Forth", by Bernd Paysan.)


A new category - I'll have to go back and seek out other inspirational pages I've visited in the past!

Jackie's signature line, from an OCD-L posting. (Some years later, I happened upon a similar saying attributed to Helen Keller: "Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow." And Bad Company's song, "Crazy Circles", has the line, "Oh, I will face the sun, Leavin' shadows far behind." However, I think Jackie's formulation expresses the inpirational nature of the sentiment the best.)

Face the sun, and the shadows will fall behind you.

~ThE-UnKO-LeMa's signature line on deviantART:

Obsessive Compulsive Disorders are really just Caged Creativity... unleash it and count the number of steps needed to get to work!



Tourette Syndrome

"It is like I am on stage 16 hours a day. Every waking
moment I am trying not to tic when people are watching."

from "A Brief Introduction to TS" by Kevin J. Black, M.D.


Other Mental Health Resources

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