Resources

There are wonderful resources available to help guide and inform you in getting help. This list is by no means exhaustive, but these are some of my favorites.

For Anxiety and Related Conditions:

www.anxieties.com

Yes, I am biased as this is our website at the Anxiety Disorders Treatment Center–but I genuinely believe it’s one of the very best out there.  Self-help programs for each anxiety disorder, information about available treatments,  book recommendations, and self-assement tools.

http://www.adaa.org

The website of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Great information and a database to find mental health professionals in your area.

For OCD:

 http://www.ocfoundation.org

A wonderful resource for anyone who is affected by, or would like to learn more about, OCD. They even have a section on insurance help, disability rights, how to find a good behavior theraapist, and ways to advocate for ourselves. Also includes a great section on hoarding.

For Hoarding:

http://www.ocfoundation.org/hoarding/

This is the International OCD Foundation’s separate section on hoarding, and one of the best. Comprehensive information about treatment, research, and how to find help.

http://childrenofhoarders.com/wordpress/

This is a wonderful website that provides help and resources to children of people with hoarding disorder. It includes advice on interventions, hoarding task forces, support groups, information on hoarding, and information on professional organizers who specialize in hoarding disorder by state.

For PTSD: 

http://www.istss.org

The website for the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. For my vote, the authority on PTSD, its causes, treatment, and latest research. They also provide extensive treatment guidelines sumarizing the research outcomes of different types of treatment for PTSD. An invaluable resource.

http://www.ptsd.va.gov/

The National Center for PTSD’s website from the Veteran’s Administration (VA). A comprehensive guide to assessment, treatment, and services for PTSD for veterans, family, and friends. Specifically addresses Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Prolonged Exposure (PE).  An excellent resource filled with important information for anyone touched by PTSD.

For Trichotillomania and Skin Picking: 

http://www.trich.org

The Trichotillomania Learning Center (TLC). The foremost authority on these issues, including assessment information, treatment overviews, research, self-help tools, support groups, and a treatment provider database.

For Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: 

http://www.abct.org

The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies’ official website, and one of the very best out there. Vast resources, overviews of specific types of CBT, and up-to-the-minute research on CBT treatments.

For Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT):

http://www.behavioraltech.org

Marsha Linehan, PhD, is a groundbreaking researcher who, after a heartwrenching struggle of her own, developed and authored DBT, an effective type of CBT used for many different problems, including anxiety, stress, depression, and eating disorders. This is official site of her corporation, Behavioral Tech, LLC, and gives great information about DBT and how to find an expert provider.

For Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT):

http://contextualpsychology.org/

ACT is the most recent and exciting addition to the CBT family, and has been proven hugely successful for many problems. This site includes information on ACT, research on its efficacy, and how to find an ACT therapist.