Posts By International OCD Foundation

Guest Post: Seeing The Light At The End Of The Dark Tunnel: My Experience With The Doubting Disease

Today’s blog is by Ryan, age 12, a 7th grader in New Jersey who wanted to share her experiences of living with OCD. Thank you to Ryan for sharing her story! When I was first diagnosed with OCD at the very end of 2015, I was, to be honest, shocked. My struggles were nothing like… Read more »

IOCDF office closed today

Our office is closed today, Wednesday, October 26, due to a temporary power outage affecting our building in Boston. As such, our phone system is also currently down. We anticipate our offices re-opening on Thursday, October 27th. You can still reach us by email at anytime at info@iocdf.org. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

OCD Awareness Week is here! How can you get involved?

Today is World Mental Health Day, and it’s also the beginning of OCD Awareness Week. All week long we’ll have events going on around the country dedicated to raising awareness and understanding about obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders. While knowledge about OCD in the general public has grown exponentially in the last decade,… Read more »

Guest Post: Join Me in Celebrating 30 Years of Hope, Inspiration, & Community

On today’s blog, we feature a guest post from IOCDF board member JoAnn Winston. JoAnn shares what the Foundation means to her and her family, and why she is so excited about celebrating the IOCDF’s 30th birthday next month at the Then & Now Anniversary Party in Boston.  When OCD entered our family back in 2008, I was… Read more »

IOCDF and MGH Announce New Training Opportunities for Mental Health Professionals

As part of our goal to expand training opportunities for all clinicians in the OCD community, we are pleased to announce a new partnership with Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Psychiatry Academy to offer online courses for professionals interested in learning more about treating OCD. “While OCD is a very treatable disorder, there continues to be… Read more »

Save the Date for the IOCDF’s 30th Anniversary Party in Boston

In 1986, a small group of individuals with OCD in Connecticut got together with the idea that they could help others who may be experiencing the same problems, and formed the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation. They invited Dr. Wayne Goodman to be their first Scientific Advisory Board chair, thus making sure that best practices and evidence-based… Read more »

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

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 Annual OCD Conference: A Journey From Silent Sufferers to Warriors of Hope

The IOCDF’s Annual OCD Conference is not like any other conference. Why am I saying this? Because I have been there, and it has literally changed my life. Needless to say, the IOCDF team has brought together the greatest names in psychology and psychiatry who specialize in OCD and related disorders. From research to treatment,… Read more »