Posts By Meghan Buco

Meghan Buco
Communication Manager

Welcoming Uncertainty

By Laura Joseph Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) can sometimes hit you where it matters most. For me, this meant having obsessive thoughts of uncertainty about my relationship. I was officially diagnosed with OCD two years ago. On my first day in intensive therapy, I was asked to write down my thoughts from the moment I… Read more »

Announcing New Expert Articles on the IOCDF Website!

We understand that for people living with OCD, family members, and professionals who treat OCD and related disorders,  it can sometimes be a challenge to find comprehensive information that addresses your specific needs.  In addition, with all of the information out there, it can be difficult to know what sources are vetted and trustworthy. At… Read more »

A Mother’s Perspective

Written by Darla Knopp 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. Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a term that can sometimes be easily… Read more »

Tips For Submitting a Proposal to Speak at the OCD Conference

Are you interested in presenting at the next Annual OCD Conference? The 25th Annual OCD Conference will take place this July in Washington D.C., and we will soon begin accepting submissions for workshops, presentations, support groups, and more! The OCD Conference proposal system opens on Tuesday, January 2, 2018, at 5pm ET. Given how competitive it has become to… Read more »

Submit Your Proposal to Speak at the Annual OCD Conference!

We are now accepting proposals for workshops, evening events, support groups, and the Keynote Address for our 25th Annual OCD Conference to be held in Washington D.C., on July 27-29, 2018.Our speakers and support group leaders are the backbone of our conference. Help us make this year’s conference our best yet by adding your insight,… Read more »

OCD can be a lonely path. Let’s find our way. Together: by Ryan Bernstein

Looking back, I was surprised I’d survived at all. The summer after third grade I wouldn’t eat because I was too anxious. In fourth grade, I spent one hundred and twenty arduous days eating only dried cereal for lunch. In sixth grade, I wouldn’t even eat at school. In seventh grade, I was afraid to… Read more »

How The Media Gets OCD All Wrong—UK Based Podcast Helps OCD Sufferers Find Recovery

In the podcast series, The OCD Stories, founder Stuart Ralph discusses how the media often gets Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) wrong with Hollywood writer, producer, and OCD sufferer, Harris Goldberg. Goldberg is known for his films Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, Without a Paddle, The Master of Disguise and Numb, films inspired by his own experiences battling… Read more »

2017 #OCDweek Video Contest Finalists

We are excited to announce the finalists for the 2017 OCD Awareness Video Contest! Winning videos will be chosen by popular vote and the winner will be announced on Monday, October 16th! Each year, we host a creative contest as part of OCD Awareness Week, inviting members of the OCD Community to help spread awareness… Read more »