Three’s Company: Living with My Boyfriend and My OCD

By Allison Raskin Allison Raskin is a New York Times bestselling author, actress, director and co-creator of the YouTube comedy channel and podcast, Just Between Us. Gaby Dunn and Allison’s I Hate Everyone But You was the first debut novel published under Wednesday Books’ inaugural list, an imprint of St. Martin’s Press, quickly becoming a bestseller. The sequel, Please… Read more »

The hard work of a happy ending

by Sunil 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. Like all fairy tales, my story also begins with “Once upon a time.” But… Read more »

Good therapists and the wisdom of my five-year-old self

by Emily 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) when I was five years old…. Read more »

The healing power of empathy

by Sydney 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. At 13, I was diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD); however, I had been… Read more »

A useful mantra for OCD

by Jenn 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. Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is neither cute nor quirky. It is illogical, terrifying, and… Read more »

IOCDF Marks 25th Anniversary of Research Grant Program by Awarding Record Amount of Funding to Researchers Studying OCD and Related Disorders

We are incredibly excited to announce our 2019 Research Grant Awardees, who are investigating a range of innovative and potentially high-impact topics in the OCD and related disorders field. Their research holds the possibility for many new discoveries that will benefit patients, including new medications for OCD and new therapies for treatment-resistant OCD. Grant funding… Read more »

My “dementia” turned out to be depersonalisation

by Carol Edwards 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. Several years ago, I was diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and later… Read more »

Finding hope, letting go of shame

by Kelly 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. My obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) story begins sometime between the ages of five and… Read more »

IOCDF Statement on Recent Gun Violence in Ohio and Texas

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 — The International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) joins the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and the American Psychiatric Association (APA) in disputing the link between mental illness and gun violence. Millions of Americans live peaceful and productive lives while living with mental illness, and studies have shown that mental illness is… Read more »

After the storm

by Tori 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 childhood, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) has ruled over my life. At the age… Read more »