The Compulsion of Music

The compulsion of music

By Grant Brecheisen 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 was diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) at age 20. I first sought… Read more »

Project for Awesome Begins Today! Vote for the IOCDF!

The Foundation to Decrease World Suck, led by John and Hank Green, is holding its annual Project for Awesome (P4A)  event this weekend. The P4A is a fundraiser and video contest where people post videos about and advocating for charities that decrease the overall level of world suck. Participants submit videos highlighting their favorite charities,… Read more »

Join the IOCDF’s New Online Community Forum

The IOCDF has recently partnered with HealthUnlocked which has allowed us to launch a new peer-to-peer online community called My OCD Community! My OCD Community is a free, online peer-to-peer forum for members to share their OCD experiences. The community is a safe space that allows you to post a question and get answers from members of the… Read more »

Navigating college with OCD

By Paul Robert Pasalowicz 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. College is a swimming pool of deadlines, targets, expectations, and stress for… Read more »

Community Highlights: The “What if” Project by Robin Roblee-Strauss

The IOCDF Community Highlights blog aims to highlight community members who are making strides to raise awareness and advocate for OCD and related disorders. About the “What if” project: “What if?” is a collaborative film project by Robin Roblee-Strauss for his senior thesis project that documents the experiences of living with OCD. The film focuses… Read more »

Spotlight: OCD News and Research Updates

Spotlight OCD News and Research Updates

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

There is nothing quirky about OCD

By Summer Coleman 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 a long time, I felt that I was a prisoner inside my… Read more »

Help Us Spread Messages of Hope this Holiday Season!

Let’s Give Hope to Those Undergoing Treatment for OCD The holidays can be a hard time for those struggling to manage OCD and related disorders.  Something as simple as a card and a message from the heart during this time of year can make a huge difference.   That’s why, for the fourth year in a… Read more »

OCD is Like Playing Baseball: Learn How to Play to Win

OCD is like playing baseball

By Ethan Kagin 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. To have OCD is to have a struggle. Everyone who has it knows… Read more »

Why you should support our Pediatric Campaign 4 Hope

Kids at the Annual OCD Conference

Children with OCD experience so many barriers, whether it be in finding treatment, having qualified profession to treat the symptoms, educational attainment and issues in school, or just fitting in. The IOCDF aims to address these issues through the Pediatric Campaign 4 Hope, which will underwrite the cost of programs and special events including the… Read more »