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 »

MEDIA ALERT: OCD and PANDAS not associated with premeditated violence

“PANDAS like other forms of OCD, can be characterized by fears of doing something terrible, but not acting on those fears,” says Jeff Szymanski, PhD, clinical psychologist and executive director of the International OCD Foundation. PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections), is a type of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) that is brought… 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 »

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 »

News Room

As part of our mission to raise awareness and understanding about OCD, the International OCD Foundation makes itself available to assist the media as they write stories and produce radio and television segments about OCD and related disorders. Our experts, national spokespeople, and media bureau members are available for interviews. Media Contact  – For all media inquiries, please… Read more »

Media Contact

Media Contact   The International OCD Foundation is available to assist the media as they write stories and produce radio and television segments about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and OCD Spectrum Disorders. Our experts, national spokespeople, and speaker’s bureau members are