What it feels like to live with OCD

by Alice Franklin 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. For as long as I can remember, I have had obsessive compulsive disorder… Read more »

An Update on Membership Options with the IOCDF

IOCDF Membership Materials

For years, the International OCD Foundation has offered the chance to become a part of a unique community and to support us in providing resources, research, and respect to all those impacted by OCD and related disorders. Our membership base is comprised of individuals with OCD, their family members, friends, and supporters, as well as… Read more »

Who Inspires You?

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This story is written by Alyssa King for her daughter Bella as a part of our Spring Inspiration Campaign. Donate and share your story of who inspires you at iocdf.org/inspire My inspiration is my daughter, Bella. As an 11-year-old with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), Bella has had to deal with more than any child her… Read more »

Fighting OCD as a Teenager

by Rachel 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. When I was six years old, I wanted to be a veterinarian when I… Read more »

The Spaciousness of Forgiveness

by Rissa Roo 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. While my mom and I were in a beauty parlor, the beautician told… Read more »

Spotlight: OCD News and Research Updates

January 2019 Edition Spotlight is our monthly email series that gives our readers regular updates on OCD and related disorders research and news. Enjoy reading the January edition here on our blog, and if you would like to get the next update in your inbox, please click here! Making Headlines A roundup of recent stories… Read more »

The Gift of Sport

By Corey 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. “Where do you want to start?” Dr. K. asked, his eyes scanning the composition… Read more »

My Battle with BDD – Intrusive Thoughts

by Robyn Stern Many people are unaware of what Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is. To non-sufferers, it’s often seen as vanity. To sufferers, it’s a disabling disorder that significantly affects your quality of life. I am a therapist/social worker with Body Dysmorphic Disorder. I will briefly discuss my journey, how I have overcome a disorder… Read more »

Life After, Life After OCD

By Ethan S. Smith, IOCDF National Ambassador What happens when OCD is no longer the biggest challenge you face in your day to day life? After successful treatment, does life become easy, with OCD mere background noise rather than the seemingly immovable barrier that it once was? IOCDF National Ambassador, Ethan S. Smith describes the… Read more »

Counting the Minutes

By Dale Vernor 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. Television shows such as Monk can be misleading as they often portray obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) as being only about a fear of germs. However, OCD is far… Read more »