Treating Co-Occurring OCD and Substance Use Disorder: What Professionals Need to Know

By Stacey C. 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 Spring 2016 edition of the OCD Newsletter.  Editor’s Note: This article… Read more »

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 »

25 Tips for Succeeding in Your OCD Treatment

by Fred Penzel, PhD Psychologist/Executive Director; Western Suffolk Psychological Services IOCDF Scientific & Clinical Advisory Board Member This article was initially published in the Summer 2014 edition of the OCD Newsletter.  I originally wrote this list for my own patients, and then I realized it would be useful to others out there who are just… Read more »

From the Experts

The articles in this section were written by mental health professionals and researchers who are experts in OCD and related disorders. Articles provide information to help you or your loved one understand and manage OCD or a related disorder. Article Categories Subtypes of OCD Co-occurring Disorders OCD Treatment Family Issues Mental Health Benefits & Legal Issues… Read more »

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Disorders Related to (and sometimes confused with) OCD

Disorders Related to OCD     It is important to get the right diagnosis as early as possible.   These other disorders are similar to OCD but are not OCD.   Some people can have both OCD and one or more of these.   Related Disorder How This Disorder “Looks Like” OCD