Six Things Parents of Kids with OCD Should Know

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. By Alex R I have been diagnosed with severe pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome (PANS) and obsessive… Read more »

#OCDcon What to Know Before You Go

We are only two weeks away from the 25th Annual OCD Conference in Washington D.C.! We can’t wait to see all of you, and we want to help you get the most out of your Conference experience. This blog contains some important things to know before you go, including information on check-in and on-site registration,… Read more »

How it Feels When You Haven’t Yet Reached the Finish Line

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. By Emily Esterly It’s weird to live with something your whole life and be unaware of… Read more »

IOCDF Announces Partnership with Psyberguide

IOCDF is delighted to announce a new partnership with PsyberGuide. PsyberGuide (PsyberGuide.org) is a non-profit website reviewing smartphone applications and other digital mental health products. Its goal is to help people make responsible and informed decisions about the technologies they use for management of mental health. PsyberGuide is committed to ensuring that this information is… Read more »

How Asking For Help Made Me Stronger

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 27, but I’ve struggled with… Read more »

Finding My Voice

By Marianne 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 story is not easy to tell. I was diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder… Read more »

The fiction of OCD

By Natalie Rompella 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 love to write. Ideas come to me naturally. I also use little… Read more »

Treatment for OCD and Substance Use Disorder

By Stacey Conroy, LICSW, MPH, LADC1 and Patrick McGrath, PhD Fear, frustration, anger, and shame are known emotions for those with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and substance use disorder (SUD), and are the foundations of the stigma that leads to a greater sense of isolation. In addition to this isolation, those suffering often face obstacles… Read more »

If You Want to Help Yourself, Help Others

By Debbie Massa 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. Looking back, I have experienced obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) since I was a… Read more »

Observing Dr. Wilson’s 2-day Intensive OCD Treatment Group

By Samantha Bray The weekend before the IOCDF’s 23rd Annual OCD Conference in Chicago in 2016, I was one of a lucky handful of therapists who had the opportunity to observe Dr. Reid Wilson’s two-day intensive OCD treatment group. I had tried to register to observe his group twice before, but was always a hair… Read more »