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IOCDF Statement on Recent Gun Violence in Ohio and Texas

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 — The International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) joins the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and the American Psychiatric Association (APA) in disputing the link between mental illness and gun violence. Millions of Americans live peaceful and productive lives while living with mental illness, and studies have shown that mental illness is… Read more »

Finding Inspiration at the Annual OCD Conference, By Spenser Gabin

Spenser Gabin is a videographer living in California. Inspired by attending the Annual OCD Conference, he is planning to go to school this fall to become an OCD specialist. About two years, I first came across the IOCDF through a video they posted on Facebook featuring Dr. Jonathan Grayson. Dr. Grayson’s book, Freedom from Obsessive… Read more »

An Update on Membership Options with the IOCDF

IOCDF Membership Materials

For years, the International OCD Foundation has offered the chance to become a part of a unique community and to support us in providing resources, research, and respect to all those impacted by OCD and related disorders. Our membership base is comprised of individuals with OCD, their family members, friends, and supporters, as well as… Read more »

The Gift of Sport

By Corey 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. “Where do you want to start?” Dr. K. asked, his eyes scanning the composition… Read more »

My Battle with BDD – Intrusive Thoughts

by Robyn Stern Many people are unaware of what Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is. To non-sufferers, it’s often seen as vanity. To sufferers, it’s a disabling disorder that significantly affects your quality of life. I am a therapist/social worker with Body Dysmorphic Disorder. I will briefly discuss my journey, how I have overcome a disorder… Read more »

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 »