Many people have small habit or rituals that make themselves feel better. It could be a lucky item or a comforting routine. For people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), these behaviours are much more intense and disruptive and are fueled by unwanted thoughts that don’t go away.

Web Resources

Book List

These resources are available to borrow at the Family & Community Resource Centre. You can also check with your local library or with The Alberta Library for the availability of these resources.

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Thank you to our friends from OCD Program at Alberta Children's Hospital, part of Mood, Anxiety & Psychosis Service - Child and Adolescent Addiction and Mental Health Specialized Services and the Calgary Public Library for their contributions.


This material is designed for information purposes only. It should not be used in place of medical advice, instruction and/or treatment. If you have specific questions, please contact your doctor or appropriate health care professional.

For more information contact the Child Health Information Specialist at 403-955-7745 or