Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders


Educated patients are more effective allies in the battle with their ailments. Moreover, educated patents join advocacy groups, whose work is so important to us all: lessening stigma through public education; lobbying government for research funds, work place protections and equitable insurance coverage; and providing social support for mentally ill individuals and their families. This list is a guide to educational resources of US advocacy and informational organizations.

US Advocacy and Informational Organizations

OC Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 961029
Boston MA 02196
(617) 973-5801

Provides a newletter, publications, videotapes, list of OCD support groups across the United States and referral to mental health professionals with a special interest in OCD.

Alcoholics Anonymous
P.O. Box 459 Grand Central Station
New York, NY 10163
(212) 870-3400

Provides educational materials, information on starting local support groups, and contact information for local support groups.

ANAD-National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders
Highland Park, IL 60035
(708) 831-3438

National and international chapters. Provides information and advocates for services and research

Anorexia Nervosa and Related Eating Disorders
PO Box 5102
Eugene, OR 97405
(503) 344-1144

Collects and disseminates information, maintains local chapters, provides medical referrals, conducts educational and training sessions for educators, civic organizations and professionals.

Anxiety Disorders Association of America
6000 Executive Blvd., Suite 513
Rockville, MD 20852
(301) 231-9350

Provides a directory of self-help groups and a newletter summarizing recent developments in the treatment of anxiety disorders.

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CHADD)
499 Northwest 70th Avenue, Suite 101
Plantation, FL 33317
(954) 587-3700

Provides educational materials, sponsors local chapters and lobbies government for education policies that appropriately accommodate individuals with attention deficit disorder.

Debtors Anonymous
PO Box 920888
Needham, MA 02492

Provides printed material modelled on the 12-step program of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Gamblers Anonymous
PO Box 17173
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 386-8789

Organizes local support groups for compulsive gamblers and publishes educational materials.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
730 N. Franklin, Suite 501
Chicago, IL 60610
(800) 826-3632

Sells an extensive list of scientific article reprints and self-help books, and sponsors local support groups.

National Mental Health Association
1021 Prince St.
Alexandria, VA 22314-2971
(703) 684-7722

Publishes educational pamphlets and has local chapters.

Sexaholics Anonymous
P.O. Box 3565
Brentwood, TN 37024
(866) 424-8777

A recovery program modeled on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous. Provides a kit for starting a local group, educational materials and listing of local meeting sites.

Tourette Syndrome Association, Inc.
42-40 Bell Boulevard
New York, NY 11361-2874
(718) 224-2999

Provides reprints of scientific articles, a quarterly newletter offers local support groups and lobbies for research funds and health benefits.

Trichotillomania Learning Center
1215 Mission St., Suite 2
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(408) 457-1004

Provides members with an information packet and a bimonthly newletter.


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