Why Attend the 25th Annual OCD Conference?

This year, we are thrilled to host the 25th Annual OCD Conference in Washington D.C. from July 27 – 29 (pre-conference activities on July 26). Each year, both new and returning attendees tell us what a unique and amazing experience they had at the Annual OCD Conference. The Conference is not only a chance to learn about cutting-edge… Read more »

Welcoming Uncertainty

By Laura Joseph Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) can sometimes hit you where it matters most. For me, this meant having obsessive thoughts of uncertainty about my relationship. I was officially diagnosed with OCD two years ago. On my first day in intensive therapy, I was asked to write down my thoughts from the moment I… Read more »

A thirteen-year-old’s advice to other children with OCD

By Alex R. I have recently been diagnosed with severe pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome (PANS) and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). When I suffered from my OCD symptoms, I hated my life. I was not able to do simple tasks – such as walking from my bedroom to the kitchen, brushing my teeth, or eating and… Read more »

Moments of Clarity

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 lived with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) for 20 years. I started to experience symptoms… Read more »

The Art of Recovery

By Douglas Delatim  My OCD started in 2010. I experienced awful intrusive thoughts that I could not control. Being a very peaceful and shy person, having these thoughts made me question my own sanity. As the thoughts began to affect my work and social life, I decided to seek treatment. I found a great doctor who… Read more »

Lessons from an 11-year old

This author has asked to remain anonymous My OCD symptoms started in 2014 when I was eight years old. First I was having trouble parting my hair and getting it perfect. Then it was about my negative mindset. I saw many doctors at that time but I could not find one who I thought understood… Read more »

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 »

A Mother’s Perspective

Written by Darla Knopp 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 a term that can sometimes be easily… Read more »

Thirty-One Days: A Tale of Body Dysmorphic Disorder

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. As of this Saturday, 31 days will have passed since I’ve seen my own reflection. When… Read more »

Tips For Submitting a Proposal to Speak at the OCD Conference

Are you interested in presenting at the next Annual OCD Conference? The 25th Annual OCD Conference will take place this July in Washington D.C., and we will soon begin accepting submissions for workshops, presentations, support groups, and more! The OCD Conference proposal system opens on Tuesday, January 2, 2018, at 5pm ET. Given how competitive it has become to… Read more »