“PANDAS like other forms of OCD, can be characterized by fears of doing something terrible, but not acting on those fears,” says Jeff Szymanski, PhD, clinical psychologist and executive director of the International OCD Foundation. To read the full Media Alert, click here.
Posts Categorized: OCD in Kids
Today’s post is from guest blogger, Carrie Asselin, the sister of Nathaniel Asselin who tragically took his own life at age 24 after battling severe OCD and BDD (body dysmorphic disorder). In this post, Carrie writes about the experience of growing up with an older brother who was her hero and best friend, but who… Read more »
It’s hard to believe that the 19th Annual Conference in Chicago is only a week away. The IOCDF offices are a flurry of activity today, as we get ready to travel from Boston to the midwest to see you all next week. In the meantime, we have a great post today from Alison Farquhar, the… Read more »
Michael Levine’s OCD first emerged in the 3rd grade. His family was lucky enough to find a therapist knowledgeable about OCD and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy who helped Michael slowly, but surely, gain control of his compulsions and his life. Now 15 and a sophomore in high school, Michael is one of five… Read more »
As we’ve mentioned in previous posts, one of the things we hear time and time again from our conference attendees is how unique the IOCDF conference is, especially when it comes to being family-friendly. At IOCDF, we really aim to make the conference a resource that is open to individuals with OCD of all ages,… Read more »