2. Getting Over OCD, Second Edition: A 10-Step Workbook for Taking Back Your Life, by Jonathan S. Abramowitz, Ph.D.3. The Imp of the Mind: Exploring the Silent Epidemic of Obsessive Bad Thoughts, by Lee Baer, Ph.D.4. Overcoming Unwanted Intrusive Thoughts: A CBT-Based Guide to Getting Over Frightening, Obsessive, or Disturbing Thoughts, by Sally M. Winston, Ph.D., and Martin N. Seif, Ph.D.5. Everyday Mindfulness for OCD: Tips, Tricks, and Skills for Living Joyfully, by Shala Nicely, LPC 6. The Mindfulness Workbook for OCD: A Guide to Overcoming Obsessions and Compulsions Using Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, by Jon Hershfield MFT and Tom Corboy, MFT7. Rewire Your OCD Brain: Powerful Neuroscience-Based Skills to Break Free from Obsessive Thoughts and Fears, by Catherine M. Pittman Ph.D., and William H. Youngs Ph.D.8. Needing to Know for Sure: A CBT-Based Guide to Overcoming Compulsive Checking and Reassurance Seeking, by Martin N. Seif, Ph.D., & Sally M. Winston, Psy.D.9. Breaking Free of Child Anxiety and OCD: A Scientifically Proven Program for Parents, by Eli R. Lebowitz, Ph.D.For children with OCD and anxiety, neither is ideal. Dr. Lebowitz offers a more robust option: a concrete understanding of these disorders in children and how to reasonably approach both in ways that help children grow into healthy, confident adults. Learn how to talk with anxious children and avoid common pitfalls with guided, practical exercises and solutions.10. Loving Someone with OCD: Help for You and Your Family, by Karen J. Landsman, Kathleen M. Rupertus, and Cherry Pedrick Living with untreated OCD can be brutal. You wake up in the morning, begin obsessing immediately, and then go to sleep twelve hours later hoping your next day isn’t as difficult. I can relate because I’ve been there. The good news is that many people with OCD effectively manage their condition every day, given how treatable it is. The gold-standard treatment for OCD is exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy provided by a licensed therapist who is specialty-trained in it. Sometimes, ERP can also be combined with Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) medications, mindfulness techniques, or Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Given the availability of clinically proven treatment combined with other useful approaches to manage OCD, it’s hard to believe that OCD was once thought to be untreatable. One of the reasons OCD is so manageable today is that there have been many brilliant clinicians who dedicated their careers to researching the condition, devised life-changing clinical interventions for it, and have treated people for decades. Many of these same experts and researchers have written books that continue to help people with OCD as they are on their treatment and recovery journeys. Here are five more recommendations for reading and helping you get through your day with OCD. Happy reading, chameleons!Stop Obsessing!: How to Overcome Your Obsessions and Compulsions by Edna B. Foa, Ph.D. and Reid Wilson, PhDFreedom from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A Personalized Recovery Program for Living with Uncertainty by Jonathan Grayson, PhD The Mindfulness Workbook for OCD: A Guide to Overcoming Obsessions and Compulsions Using Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy by Jon Hershfield, MFT and Tom Corboy, MFT The Self-Compassion Workbook for OCD: Lean Into Your Fear, Manage Difficult Emotions, and Focus on Recovery by Kimberley Quinlan, LMFT The OCD Answer Book: Professional Answers To More Than 250 Top Questions About Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder by Patrick McGrath, PhDSelf-Help Trauma and GriefIn this very first section, this was sourced by Healthline which you can visit here: https://www.healthline.com/health/depression/best-books-depression# Best for dealing with grief: It’s OK That You’re Not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn’t UnderstandBest holistic view: Unstuck: Your Guide to the Seven-Stage Journey Out of DepressionBest for spiritual connection: Depression, Anxiety, and Other Things We Don’t Want to Talk AboutBest for a new perspective: The Depression Cure: The 6-Step Program to Beat Depression Without DrugsBest for Buddhist philosophy: The Mindful Way Through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic UnhappinessBest for scientific explanation: The Upward Spiral: Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression, One Small Change at a TimeBest for pessimists: The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive ThinkingBest for a natural lifestyle: Depression-Free, Naturally: 7 Weeks to Eliminating Anxiety, Despair, Fatigue, and Anger from Your LifeBest for multiple perspectives: The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of DepressionBest for changing your mood: Feeling Good: The New Mood TherapyBest for positive thinking: Change Your Brain, Change Your LifeBest for breaking bad habits: Undoing Depression: What Therapy Doesn’t Teach You and Medication Can’t Give YouBest for mindfulness: Full Catastrophe LivingBest for entertainment: Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible ThingsBest for educators: Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the BrainThe next lot that has been sourced is from psych central which you can click on here for more information: https://psychcentral.com/Best for a humorous approach: Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible ThingsBest for a multi-angled perspective: The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of DepressionBest for a shift in perspective: Feeling Great: The Revolutionary New Treatment for Depression and AnxietyBest for postpartum depression: Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts: A Healing Guide to the Secret Fears of New MothersBest for addressing social inequities and depression: The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health: Navigate an Unequal System, Learn Tools for Emotional Wellness, and Get the Help You DeserveBest memoir: Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your LifeBest for men and masculine folks with depression: I Don’t Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male DepressionBest for those in helping professions: Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed Best for those who are “successful” with depression in the Black community: Black Pain: It Just Looks Like We’re Not Hurting.Depressed and Anxious: The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Workbook for Overcoming Depression & Anxiety by Thomas MarraGeneral Books About Eating DisordersWhether you’re a loved one looking for ways to support someone with an eating disorder or you’re dealing with one yourself, these handbooks, guides, and informative reads provide all you need to know.In this section, this information that was sourced and gathered as reference for you all is from the website choosing therapy and you can find them by clicking here: https://www.choosingtherapy.com/Eating Disorder SourcebookTherapist Carolyn Costin provides the groundwork for understanding eating disorders, including identifying triggering behaviors, understanding underlying causes, and considering the right treatment for you. Surviving an Eating Disorder: Strategies for Family & Friends – by Michele Siegel (Author), Judith Brisman (Author), Margot Weinshel (Author) Talking to Eating Disorders: Simple Ways to Support Someone With Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating, Or Body Image Issues – by Jeanne Albronda Heaton Ph.D. and Claudia J. StraussWhen Your Teen Has an Eating Disorder: Practical Strategies to Help Your Teen Recover from Anorexia, Bulimia, & Binge Eating (for teens) by Lauren Muhlheim PsyD and Laura Collins Lyster-Menshfor Teens All the Bright Places by Jennifer NivanCalvin by Martine LeavittChallenger Deep by Neal Shusterman(Don’t) Call Me Crazy edited by Kelly JensenEvery Exquisite Thing by Matthew QuickEvery Last Word by Tamara Ireland StoneFangirl by Rainbow RowellThe Fire Never Goes Out by Noelle StevensonGirl in Pieces by Kathleen GlasgowHighly Illogical Behavior by John Corey WhaleyImpulse by Ellen HopkinIt’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned VizziniLittle & Lion by Brandy ColbertSay What You Will by Cammie McGovernStill Life with Tornado by A.S. KingStop Pretending by Sonya SonesSuicide Notes by Michael Thomas FordTurtles All the Way Down by John GreenWe Are Okay by Nina LaCourWintergirls by Laurie Halse AndersonFOR HIGHLY SENSITIVE PEOPLE AND EMPATHSThe Empowered Highly Sensitive Person Workbook by Amanda Cassil is a workbook for those who experience intense emotional sensitivity with practical, researched-backed exercises to empower you.Highly Sensitive People in an Insensitive World by Ilse Sand teaches us how to find happiness, calm, and empowerment in a world that’s often overwhelming.The Highly Sensitive Person by Elaine N Aron is the ultimate introduction to high sensitivity, originally published in 1997. Aron has dedicated her life to studying the psychology of sensitivity. What I loved most about this book is that she gives us the foundation to see our sensitivity as a personality trait: both highly sensitive, and less sensitive people have a place in this world, just as both extroverts and introverts do.The Empath’s Survival Guide by Judith Orloff wraps self-assessment exercises, practical tools and strategies, and resources for staying fully open and true to ourselves while building resilience for the challenges it presents in all areas: work, parenting relationships, and intimacy. She defines being an Empath as, “We actually feel others’ emotions, energy, and physical symptoms in our own bodies, without the usual defenses that most people have.”Sensitive is the New Strong by Anita Moorjani offers insight into how to protect your energy, find your power, and live authentically as a person who experiences the sensory overload and emotional burden of high sensitivity.Self-care for Empaths by Tanya Carroll Richardson is a simple, easy-to-digest (and therefore good for those days when you don’t feel like self-care is even an option emotionally) book full of 100 activities to help you recharge and rebalance.The Emotionally Sensitive Person by psychologist Karyn D Hall helps sensitives manage the onslaught of emotions that come with sensitivity with proven cognitive behavioral and mindfulness techniques.Empath by Judy Dyer is an empowering read for anyone discovering their empathetic nature, encouraging you to embrace your gifts and turn your ability to tune into the emotions and needs of others into “something beautiful.”Understand Emotional Sensitivity by Imi Lo is a Teach Yourself book intended to increase your understanding of emotional sensitivity by reflecting on your past and limiting beliefs, developing resilience, and liberating your creative potential.Empath Healing by Marianne Gracie is a complete emotional healing guide for HSPs and Empaths which focuses on “the emotional healing which Empaths require to help them build up the inner strength to go out into the world as their best selves.”Highly Intuitive People by Heidi Sawyer focuses on HSPs that are also highly intuitive and teach how to become a happier, more empowered intuitive.The Healed Empath by Kristen Schwartz is a forthcoming (January 2022) guide to transforming trauma and anxiety, trusting your intuition, and moving from overwhelm to empowerment. Topics include setting boundaries, transcending unresolved trauma, and strengthening self-reliance.