Co-Occurring OCD and Substance Use Disorder: What the Research Tells Us

by Stacey Conroy, LCSW, MPH Stacey C. Conroy LCSW, MPH is the supervisory social worker for mental health & substance abuse at the Richmond VA Medical and a clinical instructor in psychiatry for Virginia Commonwealth University. This article was initially published in the Winter 2015 edition of the OCD Newsletter.  For those who live and… Read more »

Don’t Shop Till You Drop — Skip the mall and help the IOCDF by shopping online!

Millions of shoppers will brave the crowds this Friday (and, for some Thanksgiving night!) for the post-Thanksgiving shopping frenzy known as Black Friday. Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year and the unofficial kick-off to the holiday shopping season. Black Friday is followed by the relatively new tradition of Cyber Monday where… Read more »

Second Annual 1 Million Steps for OCD in Boston

Six-year-old with OCD to Grand Marshal Walk in Honor of Families Who Face Disorder BOSTON, May 27, 2014 — For the millions of people in the U.S. living with obsessive compulsive disorder, “being so OCD” isn’t a joke, it’s reality. The International OCD Foundation is working to increase awareness, resources, and support for individuals and… Read more »

Double, or Even Triple, Your Gift to the IOCDF through Workplace Giving

Each year, approximately $4.8 billion is donated to America’s charities through “Workplace Giving” campaigns. Workplace giving can come in many forms, including: Matching Gifts Did you know that as many as one in ten gifts that we receive is eligible to be matched by the donor’s employer? Many companies offer matching gift programs for employees… Read more »

IOCDF In the News

The International OCD Foundation has been working hard to raise public awareness about OCD and related disorders and our programs. Visit the links below for some of the many news stories featuring the IOCDF and its affiliates. 2019 Mindful Things (April 17, 2019) –– OCD and Hoarding with Jeff Szymanski Tonic (March 7, 2019) –– The Many Obsessions… Read more »

Our Global Partners

New ZealandAnxiety SupportContact Anxiety Support Mental Health Advocacy and Peer Support Trust (MHAPS) PO Box 33 332Christchurch 8244New Zealand Phone 64 3 377 9665 Email Website Description of Organizations mission and goals Anxiety Support at MHAPS is a

IOCDF Research Grant Program

OCF Research Awards 2008 Obsessive Compulsive Foundation 2008 Research Awards: Sanjaya Saxena, M.D. University of California San Diego, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders Program Functional Neuroanatomy of Body Dysmorphic Disorder $50,000 Antonio Mantovani, M.D., Ph.D. Columbia University Medica

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Getting Involved: Become a Member, Make a Donation, OCD Awareness Week, Donate a Vehicle, Volunteer, or Set up a Charitable Trust.

IOCDF Genetics Collaborative

Genetics Collaborative Board The IOCDF Genetics Collaborative is a group of genetics investigators from North America, South America, Europe and Africa. The Collaborative, which includes more than 50 members, held its organizational meeting at the IOCDF Annual Conference in 2002. It has met on an annual b