The 2015 Annual OCD Conference is here!


Welcome to Boston! We’re so glad a record-breaking number of attendees were able to join us for the 22nd Annual OCD Conference. This year is particularly special, as we’re able to host so many of you in our hometown of Boston. We’re sure you have questions as you start to get settled and begin planning… Read more »

7 Boston Attractions You Won’t Want to Miss!

It’s not every year that we get to host the OCD Conference in our hometown! As we finalize all Conference details and you finalize your travel plans, the IOCDF staff pulled together a list of some of our favorite local attractions, as well as a list of discounted and free things to do in and… Read more »

3rd Annual Hoarding Meeting Offers Resources, Support in Boston This Summer

Hoarding disorder (HD) presents a unique challenge because of how it impacts such a wide variety of individuals, agencies, and groups. As such, our goal at the IOCDF has been to continue to design and develop comprehensive resources that help support individuals with hoarding disorder while also addressing the family, community, and public impacts of HD. During the… Read more »

The Annual OCD Conference – Fun for All Ages!


With just three weeks to go, the IOCDF staff is more excited than ever for the 22nd Annual OCD Conference later this month. We can’t wait to welcome you all to our hometown of Boston, MA, including the youngest members of our OCD community — kids and teens. You may be wondering what, if anything,… Read more »

3 Reasons To Be Boston Bound This Summer

Ethan Smith and Jeff Szymanski, PhD

It’s about that time again! The International OCD Foundation’s Annual OCD Conference is upon us in less than a month and this year, it’s in the IOCDF’s hometown of Boston, Massachusetts. This can only mean one thing…LOTS OF CLAM CHOWDER!!! Research has shown that consuming delicious clam chowder has absolutely no effect on OCD. However,… Read more »

Attention Internet: OCD Is Not a Joke


This blog post originally appeared on Huffington Post on June 16th, 2015, and is re-posted here with the author’s permission. This morning I woke up to a “How OCD Are You?” quiz trending on my Facebook newsfeed. Three of my “friends” had taken the quiz and subsequently posted the results to their timelines. Of course this quiz —… Read more »

Walking for Riley — Why I’m walking on June 6th

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Why are you walking for OCD? In today’s blog entry, OCD advocate and IOCDF supporter Margaret Sisson answers that question and shares her story about joining the #1Million4OCD movement in memory of her late son, Riley Sisson. Thank you to Margaret for opening up about her journey and translating her passion into what’s sure to be… Read more »

Announcing the Grand Marshals for the 2015 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walks in Boston, Sacramento, and Atlanta!


The International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) is pleased to announce that we have selected several outstanding individuals to serve as Grand Marshals for the 2015 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walks in Boston, Sacramento, and Atlanta! The honor of Grand Marshal is bestowed upon individuals who have made a significant commitment to helping members of the… Read more »