Some leading experts on OCD and related disorders share their perspectives.

OCD (General)
Ten Things You Need to Know to Overcome OCD 
What The Heck Is "Obsessive Slowness?" 
Acceptance and OCD 
How To Defeat OCD By Surrendering 
25 Tips For Succeeding In Your OCD Therapy 
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (General information)
Getting the Right Treatment (Finding proper CBT treatment for OCD and BFRBs) 

Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Behavioral Treatment of Body Dysmorphic Disorder 

Contamination and OCD ("Stronger than Dirt") 
When Epidemics Collide: OCD and AIDS 

Compulsive Checking
Driven To Distraction: “Hit And Run OCD”
Call Me Irresponsible (OCD and hyperresponsibility)
Here's Looking At You, Kid: People With OCD Who Notice Things Too Much

Compulsive Hoarding
Saving the World (Compulsive Hoarding) 
Langley Collyer: The Mystery Hoarder of Harlem 

Compulsive Touching and Movement
A Touching Story (Touching and movement compulsions)

Identity-Based Obsessions
How Do I Know I'm Not Really Gay? (Homosexuality obsessions)
How Do I Know I'm Not Really Gay - Part 2
The Boy Who Didn't Know Who He Was (Teen Obsessions About Homosexuality)
To Be Or Not To Be. That Is The Obsession: Existential And Philosophical Obsessions

Coming To Terms With The Lost Years
What Do You Say After You Say You're Sorry? (Coming to terms after you recover from OCD) 

Family and Friends
Living With Your Loved One's OCD: Some Advice For Significant Others 

Harming and Morbid Obsessions
Jesse’s Really Bad Thoughts: A Teen With Morbid Obsessions 
How I Treat OCD Killer Thoughts: Treating Violent Obsessions 
But I Love My Kids (Parents With Thoughts of Harming Their Children)
Treating Morbid Obsessions 

Magical and Superstitious Obsessions
Very Superstitious (Magical and superstitious obsessions) 
Your Number is Up! ("Magical" numbers and OCD) 

Parents and Children
How to Manage Your Parents When You Have OCD (a guide for teens) 
My Parents Don't Believe I Have OCD

How Clean is Clean? (Compulsive cleaning and ordering)

Relationship Obsessions
Loves Me? Loves Me Not? (Relationship obsessions)
Obsessive Love (When People Become "Obsessed" with Other People) 

Let He Who is Without Sin (Religious obsessions) 
Samuel Johnson: A Patron Saint of OCD 

How Much Is Too Much? (Taking a more humane approach to behavioral therapy) 
Intensive vs. Self-Directed OCD Treatment
Inositol and OCD 
Do-it-Yourself Therapy: Self-Directed Treatment 

Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Trichotillomania
In Search of the Elusive Behavior Therapist 
Advice for Significant Others (Dealing with a TTM sufferer) 
Coming to Terms With Your Child's Hair Pulling
Stimulation Substitutes for Trichotillomania – The Big List 
NAC and Trichotillomania
What Cognitive Therapy Can Do for TTM
Unconditional Self Acceptance and Trichotillomania 
Trichotillomania (General information) 
A Stimulus Regulation Model of Trichotillomania (Why people pull)
Inositol and Trichotillomania
Childhood Trichotillomania (Dealing with the reluctant child's pulling)
Skin-Picking and Nail-Biting - Related Disorders 

Note: The information presented in these articles is for educational purposes only. The content reflects the authors' individual perspectives and points of view, which may differ from that of your mental health professional. ADAA promotes evidence-based treatments.

Updated September 2016