Posts By Jessica Price

Dear Parents, You Are Not Superhuman

by Lisa W. Coyne, PhD Dear parents, you probably won’t have time to read this, thanks to COVID-19. Maybe that’s because you just got home from an essential job like delivering groceries after a long, underpaid shift. Or maybe you are working from home while also trying to homeschool your 3 young children. Or you… Read more »

BDD-Related Quarantine Tips During COVID-19

by Angela Fang, PhD In recent months, the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe with massive uncertainty about people’s jobs, relationships, and social lives, and has left behind an unprecedented wake of illness anxiety in the general population. Much of the focus during COVID-19 has been on obsessive compulsive symptoms (in particular, contamination-related obsessions and… Read more »

Why the OCD Community Holds the Key to Coping with COVID-19 Anxiety

Why the OCD Community Holds the Key to Coping with COVID-19 Anxiety

People with OCD are trained to thrive during a pandemic, but not in the way you think. By International OCD Foundation Ambassadors: Ethan S. Smith, National Ambassador Kimberley Quinlan, LMFT Shala Nicely, LPC During his twenties, Ethan constantly carried thermometers. He took his temperature upwards of one hundred times a day, constantly monitoring his health… Read more »

#FacesOfOCD: Share your OCD story!

We know that a crisis like this can be an especially difficult time for someone with OCD or a related disorder. For that reason, we’ve decided to continue the #FacesOfOCD campaign begun by Shira on Twitter earlier this month. Learn more about Shira below, then post your own #FacesOfOCD post (and send one to us… Read more »

Revealing the absurdity of OCD

by Ross 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. While watching Harry Potter I had a thought regarding obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). There… Read more »

OCD: Truth & Lies

by Kathryn Blalock 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. I was born with a rare genetic disorder: Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS). It affects… Read more »

Visit Seattle for the 27th Annual OCD Conference!

We’re so excited to host the 27th Annual OCD Conference in Seattle, WA this July 31–August 2! Registration will open in March, but until then, we encourage you to do some planning ahead so when the time comes you can make a vacation out of your trip to the Conference. Late July is the perfect… Read more »