ADAA and Beyond OCD

Effective April 1, 2016, Beyond OCD joined forces with ADAA and transferred its resources to us. ADAA staff is working to incorporate the content of Beyond OCD and OCD Education Station websites. Until that is completed, please continue to visit Beyond OCD. BeyondOCD-logo.JPG   
Read more here.

Download Beyond OCD brochures:

Lighten Your Load...Lose the OCD, A Guide for College Students
En Español: Supernando el TOC, una guía para estudiantes universitarios

Got OCD, A Guide for Teens
En Español: ¿Tienes TOC? Una guía para adolescentes

How to Help Your Child, A Parent's Guide to OCD
En Español: Cómo ayudar a su hijo, guía sobre el TOC para padres

Relief From OCD, A Guide for People With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
En Español: Alivio para el TOC, una guía para personas con trastorno obsesivo compulsivo

About OCD

Children and adults with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) suffer from unwanted and intrusive thoughts that they can't seem to get out of their heads (obsessions), often compelling them to repeatedly perform ritualistic behaviors and routines (compulsions) to try and ease their anxiety.

Most people who have OCD are aware that their obsessions and compulsions are irrational, yet they feel powerless to stop them.

Some spend hours at a time performing complicated rituals involving hand-washing, counting, or checking to ward off persistent, unwelcome thoughts, feelings, or images. Learn more symptoms.

These can interfere with a person's normal routine, schoolwork, job, family, or social activities. Several hours every day may be spent focusing on obsessive thoughts and performing seemingly senseless rituals. Trying to concentrate on daily activities may be difficult.

Left untreated, OCD can interfere with all aspects of life.

Children suffer from OCD. Unlike adults, however, children with OCD may not realize that their obsessions and compulsions are excessive.

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Learn about related disorders: trichotillomania and Tourette Syndrome.

OCD mugUse the Treat it, don't repeat it. OCD mug. Purchase it through iGive.com, and ADAA will receive an 8 percent donation at no extra cost to you. Other items are available, too.