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Spotlight: OCD News and Research Updates

January 2019 Edition Spotlight is our monthly email series that gives our readers regular updates on OCD and related disorders research and news. Enjoy reading the January edition here on our blog, and if you would like to get the next update in your inbox, please click here! Making Headlines A roundup of recent stories… Read more »

Life After, Life After OCD

By Ethan S. Smith, IOCDF National Ambassador What happens when OCD is no longer the biggest challenge you face in your day to day life? After successful treatment, does life become easy, with OCD mere background noise rather than the seemingly immovable barrier that it once was? IOCDF National Ambassador, Ethan S. Smith describes the… Read more »

Response to Media Coverage of “Holland Tunnel’s ‘OCD-aggravating’ holiday decorations”

Many of our community members have expressed concern over the recent media coverage about the holiday decorations in the Holland Tunnel triggering those with OCD. We are pleased to share that Allen Weg, EDd, President of our affiliate, OCD New Jersey, has responded to these media outlets and had his remarks published. In addition to the… Read more »

Advocacy Reaching New Heights with the IOCDF Ambassador Program

By Ethan S. Smith, IOCDF National Ambassador The 25th Annual OCD Conference in Washington D.C. was an amazing event with a record-breaking 1,977 attendees from 19 countries! This Conference, more so than others, proved especially emotional for me in the best way possible. Beyond being deeply touched by so many of you, by your bravery… Read more »

#OCDcon What to Know Before You Go

We are only two weeks away from the 25th Annual OCD Conference in Washington D.C.! We can’t wait to see all of you, and we want to help you get the most out of your Conference experience. This blog contains some important things to know before you go, including information on check-in and on-site registration,… Read more »

IOCDF Announces Partnership with Psyberguide

IOCDF is delighted to announce a new partnership with PsyberGuide. PsyberGuide (PsyberGuide.org) is a non-profit website reviewing smartphone applications and other digital mental health products. Its goal is to help people make responsible and informed decisions about the technologies they use for management of mental health. PsyberGuide is committed to ensuring that this information is… Read more »

Finding My Voice

By Marianne 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. My story is not easy to tell. I was diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder… Read more »

Treatment for OCD and Substance Use Disorder

By Stacey Conroy, LICSW, MPH, LADC1 and Patrick McGrath, PhD Fear, frustration, anger, and shame are known emotions for those with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and substance use disorder (SUD), and are the foundations of the stigma that leads to a greater sense of isolation. In addition to this isolation, those suffering often face obstacles… Read more »

Observing Dr. Wilson’s 2-day Intensive OCD Treatment Group

By Samantha Bray The weekend before the IOCDF’s 23rd Annual OCD Conference in Chicago in 2016, I was one of a lucky handful of therapists who had the opportunity to observe Dr. Reid Wilson’s two-day intensive OCD treatment group. I had tried to register to observe his group twice before, but was always a hair… Read more »