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 »

Response to Media Coverage of “Holland Tunnel’s ‘OCD-aggravating’ holiday decorations”

Many of our community members have expressed concern over the recent media coverage about the holiday decorations in the Holland Tunnel triggering those with OCD. We are pleased to share that Allen Weg, EDd, President of our affiliate, OCD New Jersey, has responded to these media outlets and had his remarks published. In addition to the… Read more »

Are You Interested in Presenting at the 26th Annual OCD Conference?

Submit your proposal beginning January 2, 2019! By Alex Bahrawy, MBA, IOCDF Community Support Specialist The 26th Annual OCD Conference will take place Friday through Sunday, July 19–21, 2019, at the JW Marriott Austin in Austin, TX. The Conference is our largest event of the year, and we invite the OCD community to come together to… Read more »

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 »