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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.
207 McPherson Street, Suite H
Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2760
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.
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.
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.
Eating Addictions Anonymous
1501 Allison St. SW
Washington, DC 20011-7015
International. Main office and 19 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.
P.O. Box 961029
Boston, MA 02196
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