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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Resources for the OCD and Related Disorders Community

The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified the ongoing worldwide outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) a pandemic. In response, public health experts around the world have asked individuals and organizations to take action to prevent and limit the transmission of this disease in their communities. This may create unique challenges for people in the OCD… Read more »

Resources for the OCD and related disorders community during the COVID-19 outbreak

COVID-19 & OCD

En Español The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified the ongoing worldwide outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) a pandemic. In response, public health experts around the world have asked individuals and organizations to take action to prevent and limit the transmission of this disease in their communities. This may create unique challenges for people in… Read more »

OCD/COVID-19: Resources for Kids, Teens, and Families

Virtual Support Group Talking to kids about COVID-19 Kids, Teens, and Families Virtual Support Group Join us for a weekly support group geared toward kids, teens, and families. Each Wednesday at 7pm ET on Facebook Live and YouTube, moderator Ethan Smith is joined by panelists Denise Egan Stack, LMHC, Aureen Wagner, PhD, and Lisa Coyne,… Read more »

Self Care during COVID-19

COVID-19 Self Care

Washing your hands and practicing social distancing are great practical ways to take care of your physical health during this time. However, it is also important to take care of our mental health. This page will provide you with tips and techniques on how to take care of yourself during COVID-19. Be gentle with yourself,… Read more »

COVID-19 vs. Your OCD Symptoms

For many people, the COVID-19 pandemic may be specifically impacting your OCD symptoms, including your obsessions and/or your compulsions. If this is the case for you, read on for some specific information based on your subtype. IF YOU STRUGGLE WITH CONTAMINATION FEARS: Give yourself permission to set a basic safety plan based on the recommendations… Read more »

MEDIA ALERT: The International OCD Foundation Gathers Resources for the OCD and Related Disorders Community during the COVID-19 Outbreak

In response to the outbreak of  COVID-19, The International OCD Foundation has worked closely with public health experts and mental health professionals to gather resources to support those with OCD, professionals treating someone with OCD, and family members. To view listed resources for the COVID-19 Outbreak, please visit iocdf.org/covid19.  “This has been an uncertain and… Read more »

El COVID-19 y el TOC – Información en Español

Si has sido diagnosticado con TOC, ¿qué tienes que hacer ahora?  Evita la tentación de saber “todo” acerca del COVID-19. No dediques más de 5 minutos por día y solo consulta medios confiables. No le des oportunidad al TOC de quedarse compulsionando y no poder de dejar de checar las noticias.  Date permiso de establecer… Read more »

What You Need to Know (And Do)

A lot of people are sharing information about COVID-19, some of which is factual and some of which is not as clearly linked to evidence. It is strongly recommended that you only listen to expert sources to the best of your ability. The World Health Organization (WHO) is a trusted source for people all around… Read more »

Join us Saturdays at 2pm ET for an OCD/COVID-19 Town Hall!

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The OCD/Coronavirus Town Hall is a weekly discussion for members of the OCD community coping with the COVID-19 outbreak. Join IOCDF National Ambassador Ethan Smith and his expert guests for support and to have your questions answered! The live stream will be available on both our Facebook page and YouTube channel. Please view the latest… Read more »

Stress, COVID-19, and Body Dysmorphic Disorder

by Stella Kim Hansen, LMHC and Michele T. Pato, MD It wouldn’t be possible to write a blog post about body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) without acknowledging the stressful effects of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. Through our own experiences in clinical work and doing research on the unique disorder of BDD, I am struck by how… Read more »