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International OCD Foundation

UPDATED: Join our BDD chat on Monday, May 13th, as part of our #OCDchat series on Twitter

UPDATE: This chat has been rescheduled for Monday, May 13th, at 8pm ET. See you there! In this month’s #OCDchat, we are excited to have Jamie Feusner, MD, medical director of the UCLA OCD Treatment Program, joining us to talk about Body Dysmorphic Disorder treatment and research, and to answer your questions about the disorder…. Read more »

A Million More Steps to Go: A Sister’s Journey to Increase Awareness

Today’s post is from guest blogger, Carrie Asselin, the sister of Nathaniel Asselin who tragically took his own life at age 24 after battling severe OCD and BDD (body dysmorphic disorder). In this post, Carrie writes about the experience of growing up with an older brother who was her hero and best friend, but who… Read more »

Conference Registration Now Open!!

Drumroll, please… the moment you’ve all been waiting for. We are excited to release the schedule for this year’s 20th Annual OCD Conference in Atlanta, GA, and announce that conference registration is now open. You can view the schedule and register online at http://ocd2013.org

5 Things OCD is NOT

  The term OCD is often misused in social media, on Buzzfeed, and in various internet memes and quizzes. This blog attempts to dispel some of the most common myths and misconceptions.  1. This or this (or this, or this… and on and on). 2.  A choice. OCD stands for obsessive compulsive disorder. As our executive director… Read more »

A few spots remain in our upcoming BTTI in Houston!

Professionals: we still have a few spots available in our next Behavioral Therapy Training Institute (BTTI) — a great way to get in-depth training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, including ERP, for treating OCD. Earn CE credits and improve your understanding of treatments for OCD and related disorders from our faculty of leading OCD experts.

Miss our latest #OCDchat on Twitter?

Miss our latest #OCDchat on Twitter? The chat transcript is now available online: http://storify.com/IOCDF/ocd-chat-monday-february-18th This month’s chat focused on OCD in kids and teens, and featured Dr. Fred Penzel from Western Suffolk Psychological Services as our guest expert, along with the IOCDF’s Dr. Jeff Szymanski. We host these Twitter chats every month, and it’s a great opportunity to… Read more »

Reminder: Conference Proposal System Closes at 5pm TODAY

This is a reminder that our Conference Proposal System for the 20th Annual Conference in Atlanta closes today (Thursday, Jan 31st). You have until 5pm EST to submit your workshop, evening activity, or support group proposal for consideration. We especially still need proposals for teen and young adult programming, as well as research talks and workshops. For more information on the conference, or to submit your proposal, please visit www.ocd2013.org.

Twitter chat with ABC News about OCD, Jan 29th at 1pm ET

We’re participating in a Twitter chat today at 1pm Eastern with ABC News’ chief health and medical editor Dr. Richard Besser. Join Dr. Jeff Szymanski from the International OCD Foundation, and other experts from across the country, as they answer your questions about OCD and related disorders.  Search the hashtag #ABCDrBchat on Twitter, or click here… Read more »