Increasing Access to Quality Care: The Use of Case Consultation Groups

By Patrick McGrath, PhD, & Charles Brady, PhD, ABPP This article was initially published in the Spring 2015 edition of the OCD Newsletter.  Dr. McGrath is President of OCD Midwest and is the Director of the Center for Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. He is a… Read more »

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 »

Membership for Professionals

Every day we hear from individuals with OCD and related disorders, and their family members, “Why did I have to suffer for so many years before I found effective treatment?” Our professional and institutional members form a strong community of knowledgeable providers and researchers who are working to improve the lives of those affected by… Read more »

Topics for Mental Health Professionals

NEW! Increasing Access to Quality Care: The Use of Case Consultation Groups by Patrick McGrath, PhD & Charles Brady, PhD, ABPP Published: Spring 2015 Measuring Obsessive Compulsive Symptoms: Common Tools and Techniques by Eric A. Storch, PhD Published: Summer 2005

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

Resources for Professionals

Educational Resources  Annual Conference, Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI), Research Grants,  OCD Newsletter, IOCDF Affiliates,  Genetics Collaborative Board, Speakers Bureau, and OCD Awareness Week.

OCD Research Participants Sought

The IOCDF is not affiliated with any of the following studies, although we ensure that all research studies listed on this page have been reviewed and approved by an Internal Review Board (IRB). We do our best to keep this list up-to-date, but please contact the research institutions directly to confirm the status of any… Read more »