Posts Categorized: OCD in the Media

The May Edition Of “Spotlight: OCD News & Research Updates” Is Here!

Each month we bring you the latest in research news and information on obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). This month’s edition also features a special quarterly research highlight on body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). Spotlight is also available via email so you can receive the latest research news and information directly in your inbox. Sign up to receive future issues… Read more »

The April edition of “Spotlight: OCD News & Research Updates” is here!

Each month we bring you the latest in research news and information on obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). This month’s edition also features a special quarterly research highlight on hoarding disorder. Spotlight is also available via email so you can receive the latest research news and information directly in your inbox. Sign up to receive our May update, as… Read more »

The March edition of “Spotlight: OCD News & Research Updates” is here!

Each month we bring you the latest in research news and information on obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). This month’s edition also features a special quarterly research highlight on pediatric OCD. Spotlight is also available via email so you can receive the latest research news and information directly in your inbox. Sign up to receive our April update, as… Read more »

Ring in 2016 with a new edition of “Spotlight: OCD News and Research Updates”

Our first 2016 edition of Spotlight: OCD Research News & Updates is out now! The January update includes the latest in research news and information on obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) with a special research highlight on hoarding disorder (HD). This series is also available via email so you can receive the latest research news and… Read more »

Tell Target: Should OCD really be a source of holiday cheer?

OCD can destroy lives without proper treatment. But that’s okay because the acronym is funny, edgy, and makes for great jokes on silly and cute holiday sweaters. Many individuals and organizations have shared their disappointment and frustration with a Christmas sweater available now in Target stores across the US that declares whoever wears it a… Read more »

“Living With OCD” Podcast — The Perfect Cap to #OCDcon Weekend

This year’s 22nd Annual OCD Conference was special in many ways, from record-breaking attendance numbers to the excitement of getting to host this year’s Conference in the IOCDF’s hometown of Boston. Also unique to this year’s event was the introduction of the first-ever post-Conference event, a live taping of the Living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (LWOCD) podcast… Read more »

“Girls” Lena Dunham Gets it Right

It is so rare to find a mental health condition portrayed accurately in the media. I get it… it’s entertainment. People are tuning into television shows to tune out and be entertained. So, when I watched the recent episode of “Girls” depicting OCD, I was pleasantly surprised.

5 Things OCD is NOT

  The term OCD is often misused in social media, on Buzzfeed, and in various internet memes and quizzes. This blog attempts to dispel some of the most common myths and misconceptions.  1. This or this (or this, or this… and on and on). 2.  A choice. OCD stands for obsessive compulsive disorder. As our executive director… Read more »

Twitter chat with ABC News about OCD, Jan 29th at 1pm ET

We’re participating in a Twitter chat today at 1pm Eastern with ABC News’ chief health and medical editor Dr. Richard Besser. Join Dr. Jeff Szymanski from the International OCD Foundation, and other experts from across the country, as they answer your questions about OCD and related disorders.  Search the hashtag #ABCDrBchat on Twitter, or click here… Read more »