This author has asked to remain anonymous My OCD symptoms started in 2014 when I was eight years old. First I was having trouble parting my hair and getting it… Read more »
Posts Categorized: OCD in Kids
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… Read more »
One Teen’s Guide to Conquering OCD: by Josh Steinberg
Tips for Helping Loved Ones Struggling With OCD 1. Your Child is Not Trying to be Difficult: It can be almost as stressful for parents and siblings of kids suffering… Read more »
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… Read more »
Then & Now: How has the IOCDF changed your life?
Did you know that this year is the IOCDF’s 30th anniversary? In November 1986, a small group of advocates gathered together to start a non-profit to help all of those… Read more »
Guest post — TEEN TALK: One Teen’s Guide to Conquering OCD
Today’s entry comes from Josh Steinberg, a high school sophomore who was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder and severe OCD in 2012. Josh found help with a therapist using ERP… Read more »
One Family’s Journey for Hope
All week on the blog, we’ve been sharing different voices of advocacy for OCD Awareness Week. Today’s voice is that of Cathy, a mother of a young woman with OCD…. Read more »
Charity in Bloom
Last year at the 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk in Boston, I had the pleasure of meeting and getting to know Jo-Ann Winston of Winston Flowers. Since the walk,… Read more »
The Annual OCD Conference – Fun for All Ages!
With just three weeks to go, the IOCDF staff is more excited than ever for the 22nd Annual OCD Conference later this month. We can’t wait to welcome you all… Read more »
What do you do when your parents don’t believe you have OCD?
In a recent Dear Abby column, a reader writes: I’m 13 and I’m afraid I may have OCD. I want to find out, but what’s standing in my way is that… Read more »