Posts Categorized: Treatment & Recovery

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 »

Lucky Number 7: by Wendy Schlining

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 have obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). It has taken many years, decades in fact, for me… Read more »

You Are Not Your Thoughts

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 treatable and I am living proof. Now 34, I have endured… 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 »

In Search of Light

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. It is hard to document a journey I spent over a decade avoiding. The timeline concerning… Read more »

My Story Isn’t Over Yet: by Jessica Bishop

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. When I was a child, I struggled daily. I experienced intrusive thoughts, anxiety, and depression. I… Read more »

New Expert Opinion: “Dear Loved One, I have OCD” — Tips for Individuals and Family Members about Disclosing Your OCD

“OCD is a treatable disorder, and we need to do everything we can to increase access to treatment. But it starts at home most of the time. It starts with individuals connected together as families acknowledging that OCD exists, respecting the pain it causes, and bringing people out of isolation and into a safe light.” A… Read more »