My OCD Snowball

By Kyle Cunningham My life took a drastic turn during my freshman year of college. Instead of enjoying what should have been the best time of my life, I spent the year struggling with obsessive thoughts and compulsions. I had never encountered such thoughts before. I believed that everything I was touching was contaminated with… Read more »

Battling OCD as a Father

By Matt Townsend My male role models have been my father and father-in-law, as well as my friends and coworkers. However, despite these good role models, I could never find a mold which fit me. On the outside, I appear to have it all together. I am an all-American father and husband, who is the… Read more »

Registration is Open for the 25th Annual OCD Conference

You can now register for the 25th Annual OCD Conference in Washington D.C.! The Annual OCD Conference is a one-of-a-kind event.  Whether you are a mental health professional, a researcher, someone living with OCD or a related disorder, or a friend of family member, we can guarantee that you will have an enriching and unforgettable experience at… Read more »

OCD Ocean

By Lauren Thompson Dunton I was diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) in the third grade. For me, it began simply enough: I couldn’t step on the grout between the tiles, and as I emerged from the bathtub, I needed to have both feet simultaneously on the floor (which is actually quite dangerous). It snowballed… Read more »

On the Other Side of Despair

This author has asked to remain anonymous The signs of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) began showing in our son at an early age. When he was 7, he started to exhibit many unusual and unprovoked movements but given he was the eldest child, our general knowledge of middle childhood behaviors was lacking. We began to… Read more »

My Bully and Me

By DJ Walker 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’m so OCD!” my friend said as she cleaned her apartment. “My desk has… Read more »

The Wallflower Child

By Ashley K. 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 lived with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and depression since I was… Read more »