The healing power of empathy

by Sydney This story is part of our blog series called “Stories from the OCD Community.”  Stories from the community are submitted and edited by Toni Palombi. If you are interested in sharing your story you can view submission details at www.iocdf.org/ocd-stories. At 13, I was diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD); however, I had been… Read more »

A useful mantra for OCD

by Jenn This story is part of our blog series called “Stories from the OCD Community.”  Stories from the community are submitted and edited by Toni Palombi. If you are interested in sharing your story you can view submission details at www.iocdf.org/ocd-stories. Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is neither cute nor quirky. It is illogical, terrifying, and… Read more »

IOCDF Marks 25th Anniversary of Research Grant Program by Awarding Record Amount of Funding to Researchers Studying OCD and Related Disorders

We are incredibly excited to announce our 2019 Research Grant Awardees, who are investigating a range of innovative and potentially high-impact topics in the OCD and related disorders field. Their research holds the possibility for many new discoveries that will benefit patients, including new medications for OCD and new therapies for treatment-resistant OCD. Grant funding… Read more »

My “dementia” turned out to be depersonalisation

by Carol Edwards This story is part of our blog series called “Stories from the OCD Community.”  Stories from the community are submitted and edited by Toni Palombi. If you are interested in sharing your story you can view submission details at www.iocdf.org/ocd-stories. Several years ago, I was diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and later… Read more »

Finding hope, letting go of shame

by Kelly This story is part of our blog series called “Stories from the OCD Community.”  Stories from the community are submitted and edited by Toni Palombi. If you are interested in sharing your story you can view submission details at www.iocdf.org/ocd-stories. My obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) story begins sometime between the ages of five and… Read more »

IOCDF Statement on Recent Gun Violence in Ohio and Texas

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 — The International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) joins the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and the American Psychiatric Association (APA) in disputing the link between mental illness and gun violence. Millions of Americans live peaceful and productive lives while living with mental illness, and studies have shown that mental illness is… Read more »

After the storm

by Tori This story is part of our blog series called “Stories from the OCD Community.”  Stories from the community are submitted and edited by Toni Palombi. If you are interested in sharing your story you can view submission details at www.iocdf.org/ocd-stories. Since childhood, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) has ruled over my life. At the age… Read more »

Post-surgery, I feel like a different person

by Chandler This story is part of our blog series called “Stories from the OCD Community.”  Stories from the community are submitted and edited by Toni Palombi. If you are interested in sharing your story you can view submission details at www.iocdf.org/ocd-stories. Like many people in the world, I struggle with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). I… Read more »

Words matter

by Jemma This story is part of our blog series called “Stories from the OCD Community.”  Stories from the community are submitted and edited by Toni Palombi. If you are interested in sharing your story you can view submission details at www.iocdf.org/ocd-stories. I have obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Sometimes this term can be used flippantly and… Read more »

26th Annual OCD Conference: What to know before you go

26th Annual OCD Conference logo

We are just a few days away from the 26th Annual OCD Conference in Austin, TX! We can’t wait to see all of you, and we want to help you get the most out of your Conference experience. This blog contains some important things to know before you go, including information on check-in and on-site… Read more »