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Some selected helpful books

For Parents

Chansky, T.  Freeing Your Child from Anxiety


Chansky, T  Freeing your child from obsessive compulsive disorder


Lebowitz, E.  Breaking Free of child anxiety and OCD: A scientifically proven program parents

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Adult or older teen anxiety

David A Carbonell & Sally M. Winston, The Worry Trick: How Your Brain Tricks You into Expecting the Worst and What You Can Do About It


Reid Wilson, Stopping the Noise in Your Head – also free video and materials at for OCD and worry

Colorful Books

Kid workbooks

Khanna, M and Ledley, D.  The Worry Workbook for Kids: Helping Children to Overcome Anxiety and the Fear of Uncertainty (An Instant Help Book for Parents & Kids)


Heubner, D Outsmarting Worry good book for worry 9-14


Puliafico, A. The OCD Workbook for Kids: Skills to Help Children Manage Obsessive Thoughts and Compulsive Behaviors

Huebner, D. What to do when your brain gets stuck: OCD (or you worry too much) (6-12)

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Self help books for teens

Micco, J Worry workbook for teens


Shannon, J   The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook for Teens: CBT and ACT Skills to Help You Build Social Confidence (Instant Help Book for Teens)   (very good workbook for social anxiety)


Kissen, Kendall, Lozano & Ioffe.  Rewire your anxious brain for teens: Using CBT, neuroscience and mindfulness to help you end anxiety, panic and worry

Huebner, D, Outsmarting Worry-—good book for worry 11 and up


Sedley, B and Coyne, L  Stuff that’s loud: A teen’s guide to unspiraling when OCD gets noisy

Winston, S & Seif, M  Overcoming Unwanted Intrusive Thoughts: A CBT-Based Guide to Getting Over Frightening, Obsessive, or Disturbing Thoughts

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