Revealing the absurdity of OCD

by Ross 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. While watching Harry Potter I had a thought regarding obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). There… Read more »

OCD: Truth & Lies

by Kathryn Blalock 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 was born with a rare genetic disorder: Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS). It affects… Read more »

Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Me

by Scott M. Granet, LCSW This may sound like an odd way to put it, but up until the age of 19 I had a normal relationship with my hair. I didn’t try to avoid being in the wind and wouldn’t feel panicky if someone looked like they might touch it. I also didn’t care… Read more »

Visit Seattle for the 27th Annual OCD Conference!

We’re so excited to host the 27th Annual OCD Conference in Seattle, WA this July 31–August 2! Registration will open in March, but until then, we encourage you to do some planning ahead so when the time comes you can make a vacation out of your trip to the Conference. Late July is the perfect… Read more »

The Guilt of Sharing

by Sarah Moxham 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. Why do we feel guilt sharing our mental health stories? For those living… Read more »

OCD loves to fight in the shadows — don’t let it

by Aaron Costello 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 was first diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) when I was 24 years… Read more »

Advocacy Corner: Winter Update

Greetings! Welcome to the IOCDF Advocacy Corner. Since the launch of our Advocacy Program last year, we have been working hard to shape and support public policy that positively impacts all those who are affected by OCD and related disorders. We have big plans for 2020 — plans that we want to share with you!… Read more »

Thank you for a successful 2019!

TOGETHER, we broke barriers in 2019. We’re so excited about all that we accomplished as a community this year! Thanks to your support, we took crucial steps toward our goal of helping everyone affected by OCD and related disorders live full and productive lives! By making a gift today, you’ll help us continue this important work into… Read more »

Navigating motherhood while living with OCD

by Brittany Bowman 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. “If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding,… Read more »