Anxiety/OCD/Panic

Hyman, B.M. & Pedrick, C. (2005). The OCD Workbook (2nd Edition). An excellent self-help guide offering a cognitive-behavior approach to OCD called exposure and response prevention. This direct, concrete manual includes many examples, case studies, and worksheets.
OCD: When a Habit Isn’t Just a Habit; A Guide to Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (1991). This
booklet provides an overview of OCD, including a review of typical obsessions and compulsions, a brief description of available treatments, and an obsessive-compulsive checklist.

NurrieSterns, M., & NurrieSterns, R. (2010). Yoga for Anxiety: Meditations and Practices for Calming Body and Mind. This book offers various practices to enhance general well-being, not just anxiety. Also provides specific instruction on breathing practices, yoga poses for calming, and meditation.

O’Hanlon, B. (2009). Calm Beneath the Waves: Help relieve panic, anxiety and desperation. This 40-minute CD suggests some new ways of looking at your fears through the use of case examples and storytelling.

Osborn, I. (1998), Tormenting Thoughts and Secret Rituals: The Hidden Epidemic of Obsessive-
Compulsive Disorder. An excellent review of the basics of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), including types of OCD, strategies for coping, medications available, and how to obtain treatment.

Peurifoy, R. Z. (1988). Anxiety, Phobias & Panic: Taking Charge & Conquering Fear. A step-by-step manual for reducing stress, anxiety symptoms, and sources of anxiety; also addresses distorted thinking, need for approval, perfectionism, anger, and assertiveness. Each section contains recommended activities, and several appendixes are provided.

Rapoport, J. (1989). The Boy Who Couldn’t Stop Washing: The Treatment and Experience of
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Provides both patient and physician perspectives of OCD, offers information on making the diagnosis, and reviews treatment options. Also discusses OCD from a religious viewpoint.

Selhub, E.M (2009). The Love Response. This is a spiritually-based self-help book that centers around Dr. Selhub’s belief that love can heal not only emotional wounds but also the physical body. She combines behavioral strategies with visualization techniques, focusing on exercises for Awareness, Release, and Healing.

Steketee, G., & White, K. (1990). When Once is Not Enough: Help for Obsessive Compulsives.
Reviews the causes of OCD and discusses how to recognize the disorder, providing a symptom checklist. Offers techniques for reducing obsessive fears and stopping rituals.

Van Noppe, B. L., Pato, M. T., & Rasmussen, S. (1997). Learning to Live with OCD: Obsessive
Compulsive Disorder (4th Edition). This booklet answers many common questions about OCD and provides for helping friends and family members with the disorder.

Wilson, R. R. (1987). Breaking the Panic Cycle. A 7-step booklet containing specific strategies for controlling one’s anxiety and fear.

Wilson, R. R. (1986). Don’t Panic: Taking Control of Anxiety Attacks. Describes both physical and psychological symptoms of panic and provides guidelines for gaining control over panic.