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26th Annual OCD Conference App

The free 26th Annual OCD Conference mobile app is now available for download! Download today to have all of the important Conference information and updates at your fingertips! With the Conference mobile app you can: Stay organized with up-to-the-minute schedule information for events, workshops, presentations, and support groups Access a full list of Conference exhibitors… Read more »

“Don’t be afraid to open up”: Mara Wilson’s Journey from Anxious Child to OCD Advocate

We’re very excited to welcome writer, actress, and mental health advocate Mara Wilson as our keynote speaker at the 26th Annual OCD Conference! Mara, best known for her childhood roles in Mrs. Doubtfire and Matilda, was diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder at an early age and has written extensively about her experience, most notably in… Read more »

Finding Inspiration at the Annual OCD Conference, By Spenser Gabin

Spenser Gabin is a videographer living in California. Inspired by attending the Annual OCD Conference, he is planning to go to school this fall to become an OCD specialist. About two years, I first came across the IOCDF through a video they posted on Facebook featuring Dr. Jonathan Grayson. Dr. Grayson’s book, Freedom from Obsessive… Read more »

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 »

Turning the Tide of Stigma

By Trevor 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 When I was 16, my mom took me to a counselor to address some… 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 »