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 »

Spotlight: OCD News and Research Updates

Spotlight OCD News and Research Updates

December 2018 Edition Spotlight is our monthly email series that gives our readers regular updates on OCD and related disorders research and news. Enjoy reading the December 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 »

How Instagram Reminded Me That There is More to Life than OCD

By Katie 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 adolescence, I have been suspicious about social media. The idea of posting details… Read more »