Tips For Submitting a Proposal to Speak at the OCD Conference

Are you interested in presenting at the next Annual OCD Conference? The 25th Annual OCD Conference will take place this July in Washington D.C., and we will soon begin accepting submissions for workshops, presentations, support groups, and more! The OCD Conference proposal system opens on Tuesday, January 2, 2018, at 5pm ET. Given how competitive it has become to… Read more »

Submit Your Proposal to Speak at the Annual OCD Conference!

We are now accepting proposals for workshops, evening events, support groups, and the Keynote Address for our 25th Annual OCD Conference to be held in Washington D.C., on July 27-29, 2018.Our speakers and support group leaders are the backbone of our conference. Help us make this year’s conference our best yet by adding your insight,… Read more »

Healing of a Broken Girl with a Broken Soul

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 begins in the late summer of 2014, when I was 17 years old. I… Read more »

Succeeding Despite OCD

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 26 before I knew the medical term for the internal hell that had plagued… Read more »

Join Us in Spreading Messages of Hope this Holiday Season

It’s time to spread some holiday cheer! 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 third year in a row, the… Read more »

Lucky Number 7: by Wendy Schlining

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 have obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). It has taken many years, decades in fact, for me… Read more »

You Are Not Your Thoughts

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 treatable and I am living proof. Now 34, I have endured… Read more »

OCD can be a lonely path. Let’s find our way. Together: by Ryan Bernstein

Looking back, I was surprised I’d survived at all. The summer after third grade I wouldn’t eat because I was too anxious. In fourth grade, I spent one hundred and twenty arduous days eating only dried cereal for lunch. In sixth grade, I wouldn’t even eat at school. In seventh grade, I was afraid to… Read more »

How The Media Gets OCD All Wrong—UK Based Podcast Helps OCD Sufferers Find Recovery

In the podcast series, The OCD Stories, founder Stuart Ralph discusses how the media often gets Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) wrong with Hollywood writer, producer, and OCD sufferer, Harris Goldberg. Goldberg is known for his films Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, Without a Paddle, The Master of Disguise and Numb, films inspired by his own experiences battling… Read more »

In Search of Light

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. It is hard to document a journey I spent over a decade avoiding. The timeline concerning… Read more »