Posts By International OCD Foundation

Hannah and Melanie: You make lifelong bonds at #OCDCon

Hannah Zidansek and Melanie Lefebvre, IOCDF Advocates and best friends who met virtually through OCD Awareness Week in October 2014, talk about their conference experience. Check out the schedule and register for this weekend’s Online OCD Conference! Hannah: Melanie, I fully credit you for personally recruiting me to attend my first OCD conference. We built… Read more »

Molly Fishback: It’s hard to explain the amazing feeling of community at #OCDCon

Molly Fishback, IOCDF Advocate and co-founder of Not Alone Notes, talks about her conference experience. Check out the full schedule and register for this weekend’s Online OCD Conference! How many conferences have you attended, and what was your first conference experience like? The first conference that I attended was in DC in 2018, and I… Read more »

Caroline K: For me, the highlight of #OCDCon is the sense that you’re not alone

IOCDF Advocate Caroline K talks about her conference experience. Check out the full schedule and register for this weekend’s Online OCD Conference! How many conferences have you been to? I went to the San Francisco one, the Washington, DC one, and the virtual one last year.  I’ve also been to all of the virtual OCD… Read more »

Support OCD research and have your gift go twice as far!

Your gift to our Research Fund will go twice as far thanks to Uniform Advantage! When you donate to the IOCDF Research Grant Fund, you support researchers who are laser-focused on understanding OCD and related disorders — and discovering better treatments. Right now, all donations will be matched up to $25,000 thanks to a generous gift… Read more »

Public policy corner: Fall 2021

Originally published in the Fall 2021 edition of the OCD Newsletter. Greetings! This fall we invite you to visit the IOCDF Action Center, which has been re-launched with new messages that you can send to your representatives and senators in support of our 2021–22 legislative agenda. The agenda, which we detailed in the summer edition… Read more »

IOCDF Announces 2021 Research Grant Awards

The International OCD Foundation is pleased to announce the 2021 Research Grant Awards. Seven exciting research projects were selected to receive a total of more than $800,000 in funding support thanks to the generosity of IOCDF donors.   Our research grant program includes two categories: Innovator Awards Award recipients in this category are investigating the big… Read more »

What Pride means to me

by Alexandra Attending my first Pride parade in Atlanta, I didn’t know anything about its origins or why it’s so important. At the age of 17, just barely starting college and with a newly out gay best friend, I only knew that I was curious about the LBGTQIA+ community and was open to any new… Read more »

Barriers to OCD treatment for the LGBTQ community

by Chris Trondsen, AMFT Finding effective treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) can be difficult for many individuals, especially for those living in rural areas and in countries with few specialty providers. For members of the LGBTQ community, finding OCD treatment may be especially difficult due to the unique challenges they face.  This treatment gap… Read more »

2021 IOCDF Virtual Research Symposium

For Researchers, Students, and Trainees On Thursday, July 8th, the International OCD Foundation will host its sixth annual IOCDF Research Symposium virtually over Zoom. The event will provide an exclusive forum for high-level presentations and scientific discussion on OCD and related disorders research.  We’re excited to announce the 2021 Symposium program, which includes three blocks… Read more »