Then & Now: How has the IOCDF changed your life?


Did you know that this year is the IOCDF’s 30th anniversary? In November 1986, a small group of advocates gathered together to start a non-profit to help all of those affected by OCD and related disorders. This year, we celebrate 30 years and we have all of you to thank for your continued support! In… Read more »

Welcome to our New Fund Development Manager, Eric!

If you met Jeff Smith, then you are already missing Jeff Smith. That said, we are excited to bring Eric Steinert on board in the role of Fund Development Manager. Eric brings a fantastic set of skills along with a palpable passion and commitment to our work. I look forward to many of you having… Read more »

Goodbye from Jeff Smith

In 2011 the IOCDF embarked on a new initiative — we needed a fundraising department! And so, with the aid of some generous donors, we were able to find our first Director of Development, Jeff Smith. Jeff and I hit it off right away and he immediately charmed everyone in the OCD community. He has… Read more »

David Adam to bring humor, hope (and books!) to this year’s OCD Conference

David Adam

This year’s keynote at the Annual OCD Conference will be delivered with some international flair provided by this year’s speaker, David Adam. An editor for the science journal Nature and author of The Man Who Couldn’t Stop, Adam was honored as the 2015 recipient of the IOCDF Illumination Award at last year’s Conference and will… Read more »

The 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walks are TOMORROW!


We are just one day away from the 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walks in Boston, Oakland, and Atlanta, and one week away from our postponed Walk in Houston! If you have already registered, we look forward to seeing you there as you walk with friends, family, and mental health professionals to help create understanding and awareness about… Read more »

The May Edition Of “Spotlight: OCD News & Research Updates” Is Here!


Each month we bring you the latest in research news and information on obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). This month’s edition also features a special quarterly research highlight on body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). Spotlight is also available via email so you can receive the latest research news and information directly in your inbox. Sign up to receive future issues… Read more »

Why Walk for #1Million4OCD — One Mother’s Perspective


The 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk provides an opportunity for families and friends to come together and meet others experiencing similar situations who have traveled along similar paths to find OCD treatment and support. I have been privileged to attend various Walks in Boston, Northern California, and last year’s inaugural Walk in Atlanta. It… Read more »

Guest post: My First Annual OCD Conference Experience


Happy #ThrowbackThursday! Today’s blog  entry comes from Alison Dotson, who has served as our featured Annual OCD Conference blogger since the 2014 Conference in Los Angeles. In today’s special #tbt post, Alison reflects on what it was like attending her first Annual OCD Conference and what made it such a positive experience she’s now eager to return… Read more »