Medications for OCD

Medicine for OCD Finding A Therapist Cognitive Behavior Therapy Medicine Insurance The following information refers to OCD medicines in adults. For information on medicine in children, click here. This page will focus on medicines, but that is not meant to

Our Local Affiliates

What is an IOCDF Affiliate? Our affiliates carry out the mission of the International OCD Foundation through programs at the local, community level. Each of our affiliates are non profit organizations that are run entirely by dedicated volunteers. If you

How We Help

Founded by a group of people with OCD in 1986, the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) is an international not-for-profit organization made up of people with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders, as well as their families, friends, professionals and others.

How is OCD Treated?

Overview Treatment for most OCD patients should involve Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) and/or medication. The majority of people with OCD (about 7 out of 10) will benefit from either medication or ERP. What Are the Most Effective Treatments for OCD? The most effective treatments for OCD are Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and/or medication. More specifically, the most effective… Read more »

What Causes OCD?

What Causes OCD? While, we still do not know the exact cause or causes of OCD, research suggests that differences in the brain and genes of those affected may play a role. Is OCD a Brain Disorder? Research suggests that OCD involves problems in communication between the front part of the brain and deeper structures… Read more »

Who Gets OCD?

OCD equally affects men, women, and children of all races, ethnicities, and backgrounds.  At What Age Does OCD Appear? OCD can start at any time from preschool to adulthood. Although OCD can occur at any age, there are generally two age ranges when OCD tends to first appears: Between the ages 8 and 12. Between the late… Read more »

Volunteer for the IOCDF

Whether you live near our national headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts or in a completely different country, there are plenty of ways to help the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) further its mission.  Below are just a few examples of what you can do to help.