The Brain Scam

The Brain Scam is a story about learning to cope with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).

The project grew from a young person writing about their experience with OCD. They were a long way through their journey to recovery, but it was obvious that the story had the protential to help others who were just beginning, or were unsure about getting help.

The Brain Scam booklet is provided as a free pdf format download. The publication is licenced under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial No Derivative Works 2.5 Australia Licence ( You are free to share, copy and transmit the publication provided that you acknowledge the publisher and don't modify, alter, transform or otherwise embellish the work.

To make it easy for you, we have created two versions of the pdf file; one for reading on the screen and one which is set up for printing out as a booklet.

If you just want to have a read and find out a little bit about OCD, click to download the reading version of The Brain Scam.

The booklet version has been set up so that it can be printed on a copier or printer which can print double sided and fold from the A4 size paper into an A5 booklet. This process is called imposition. When you look at the file, the pages have been put next to the ones required for correct order when folded. Hopefully this is helpful for schools or other groups who want to make multiple copies. Click here to download the imposed printable booklet version of The Brain Scam.