Personal Memoirs

OCD & Me

By Ben Gander ~ OCD is a debilitating, very serious and common mental illness, a far cry from the fad that

A Life Interrupted: The Story of My Battle With Bullying and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

By Sumi Mukherjee ~ Tormented by bullies in childhood, the author’s onset of OCD at the age of 16 took the form of horrific intrusive thoughts

Being Me With OCD

By Alison Dotson ~ Part memoir, part self-help for teens, this book tells the story of how OCD dragged the author to rock bottom—and how she found hope, got help,

On the Edge of Insanity

By Emily Watson ~ With her middle-class upbringing and well-liked demeanor, Emily M. Watson is your typical girl next door. She admits

Pearls: Meditations on Recovery from Hair Pulling & Skin Picking

By Christina Pearson ~ People often ask Christina, “What helped you stop pulling and picking? and, perhaps even more important, “How do you

Life in Rewind

By Terry Weible Murphy, Michael A. Jenike, Edward E. Zine ~ “Time equals progression— progression equals death.” The equation is logical.

The Ray of Hope

By Ray St. John ~ Ray’s OCD symptoms began when he was 5 years old, worsened during

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

By Vrinda Pendred, Beth Barker, E.I. Muse and Jennifer Abrams ~ A diverse range of styles and genres, “and a mix of rage, frustration, tears,

OFFICIAL SELECTION ~ 2013 Out of the Rabbit Hole: A Road Map to Freedom from OCD

By Sheri Bloom & Suzanne Mouton-Odum, PhD ~ A story of one woman’s journey to recovery