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 »

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 »

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 & Related Disorders OCD Treatment Family Issues Mental Health Benefits… Read more »

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Gamma Knife Treatment for OCD

Gamma Knife Treatment for OCD   What is Gamma Knife? Gamma knife is a treatment for OCD that does not require opening the skull.  In gamma knife procedures, multiple gamma rays pass through the skull (see image to the right).  On its