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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Resources

National Suicide Prevention Hotline


Categories of OCD

  • Washers 

    • afraid of contamination.

    • cleaning or hand-washing compulsions.

  • Checkers 

    • repeatedly check things (oven turned off, door locked, etc.)

    • associate with harm or danger.

  • Doubters and sinners 

    • afraid that if everything isn’t perfect or done just right something terrible will happen, or they will be punished.

  • Counters and arrangers 

    • obsessed with order and symmetry.

    •  may have superstitions about certain numbers, colors, or arrangements.

  • Hoarders 

    • fear that something bad will happen if they throw anything away.

    • compulsively hoard things that they don’t need or use.​

Source help guide.org OCD page

Similar and Co-Occurring Disorders

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Compulsive buying
  • Kleptomania
  • ADHD
  • Skin picking
  • Tic disorders.

Source help guide.org OCD page

OCD in Children

  • Children can have OCD symptoms, but it usually isn't diagnosed until young adulthood "because symptoms of OCD look similar to symptoms of other diseases such as ADHD, autism, and Tourette's Syndrome."
    • Source: help guide.org OCD page

This short children's book focuses on Sandy, who is trying to explain obsessive-compulsive disorder to her friends.

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Dawn Kohler and the DMKbooks Staff.

 Disclaimer: this is simply a collection of resources. Dawn Kohler and dmkbooks do not guarantee results from any of these resources and recommend researching these resources further before you and your caregiver proceed. Dawn is not a doctor or a lawyer. 

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