Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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Obsessive-Compulsive Anonymous

(BILINGUAL) National. 50 affiliated groups. Founded 1988. 12-Step. Self-help group for people with obsessive-compulsive disorders. Telephone meetings, assistance and guidelines available for starting groups.
Write:
OCA
P.O. Box 215
New Hyde Park, NY 11040
Voice: 516-739-0662
Website: http://www.obsessivecompulsiveanonymous.org
Verified: 7/17/2012

Trichotillomania Learning Center

International. Founded 1991. Support and information for patients, families and professionals about trichotillomania (compulsive hair pulling and skin picking). Click on 'Treatments and Resources' on top bar to see information on local support groups. For some 20 online groups, click on 'Join an Online Group' under 'Our Community' on left. To learn how to start a community group, click on 'Get Involved' on top bar. Information and referrals, newsletter, annual retreat, conferences, phone support, pen pals and literature.
Write:
TLC
207 McPherson Street, Suite H
Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2760
Voice: 831-457-1004
Fax: 831-426-4383
Website: http://www.trich.org
E-mail: info@trich.org
Verified: 8/2/2012

OCD and Parenting List

Online. Over 2500+ members. Mutual support and information for parents of children with obsessive-compulsive disorder through an e-mail discussion group and professional advisors who respond to questions. Also has an extensive listing of web links.
Website: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/ocdandparenting
E-mail: ocdandparenting-owner@yahoogroups.com
Verified: 7/2/2012

Panic Survivor

Online. Support group for persons who suffer from anxiety, panic attacks, social anxiety, generalized anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, hypochondria or any other form of anxiety. Focus is on recovery and day-to-day survival with a 'can do' attitude.
Website: http://panicsurvivor.com
Verified: 6/29/2012

Eating Addictions Anonymous - SANE Fellowship

National. 6 affiliated chapters. 12-Step. Recovery program for men and women recovering from all forms of eating and body image addictions. Includes anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, overeating, exercise bulimics, etc. Focuses on internal growth and reclaiming bodies rather than weight or appearance.
Write:
Eating Addictions Anonymous
1501 Allison St. SW
Washington, DC 20011-7015
Voice: 202-882-6528
Website: http://www.eatingaddictionsanonymous.org
E-mail: 12n12@tidalwave.net
Verified: 7/27/2012

International OCD Foundation, Inc.

International. 9 chapters. Founded 1986. Support and assistance for people with OCD and related disorders, their families, friends, professionals and other concerned individuals. Educates the public and professional communities about obsessive compulsive disorder and related disorders, publishes a quarterly newsletter, annual summer conference, behavior therapy training institutes for mental health professionals, and a speakers bureau for public speaking events.
Write:
OCD Foundation
P.O. Box 961029
Boston, MA 02196
Voice: 617-973-5801
Fax: 617-973-5803
Website: http://www.ocfoundation.org
E-mail: info@ocfoundation.org
Verified: 7/26/2012

Anxiety Social Net

Online. A peer-run social networking site for individuals afflicted with anxiety disorders, family members as well as those who have managed to overcome them. Support groups, live chat, blogs, information on anxiety and more. Covers generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), agoraphobia, social anxiety disorder (SAD), general and specific phobias, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, separation anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and depression.
Website: http://www.anxietysocialnet.com
Verified: 7/11/2012

OCDTribe

Online. Provides a free community of support for persons living with obsessive compulsive disorder.
Website: http://www.ocdtribe.com
Verified: 8/15/2012

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