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 »

Announcing 2019 IOCDF Research Grants

At the IOCDF, everything we do is built upon research. It informs our programming, the recommendations we give to patients and families, and the information we distribute to the public. We have seen the incredible strides that members of our community have made with the help of treatments that were discovered and tested through scientific… Read more »

Sacred Spaces, Compulsions, and Healing

By Izzy S. 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. December 6, 2010. It was a Monday night when my father called to… Read more »

Turning the Tide of Stigma

By Trevor 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. When I was 16, my mom took me to a counselor to address some… Read more »

Thoughts are Only Thoughts

By Kristen 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. Have you heard the term obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) used as an adjective to… Read more »

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 »

Driving with OCD

By Nicholas Ponticello 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. Most people think they know OCD from pop culture and television shows, but… Read more »

How Ancient Texts Helped Me to Control My Obsessions

By Anker Fanoe “Knowing others is wisdom; knowing the self is enlightenment; mastering others requires force; mastering the self requires strength.” Lao Tzu, author of Tao Te Ching It was not until I first moved away to college that my obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) truly took me hostage. My mind became my personal bully, constantly… Read more »