Meet Wendy Mueller: The Woman Behind OCD-Support

Last week, we announced the 2014 IOCDF Award Winners who will be honored at the 21st Annual OCD Conference in LA next month. Among them, is Wendy Mueller, moderator of the OCD-Support group on Yahoo! and longtime member of the IOCDF.  Wendy has touched the lives of many in the OCD community, posting messages of… Read more »

The International OCD Foundation Honors Individuals for Their Outstanding Work in OCD Awareness

Dr. Steve Rasmussen, Wendy Mueller and Margaret Sisson Receive Awards for their Work in the OCD Community BOSTON, June 27, 2014 – It can take up to 17 years from the appearance of symptoms for an individual with obsessive compulsive disorder to get an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment. While this statistic is improving as awareness about… Read more »

International OCD Foundation Honors Comedian Maria Bamford With First Annual Illumination Award

Respected Comic Awarded for Bringing Awareness and Challenging Stereotypes of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder BOSTON, June 24, 2014 — The International OCD Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping individuals with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders, has named comedian Maria Bamford the inaugural recipient of the 2014 Illumination Award. The award recognizes media personalities… Read more »

Lights, Camera, Improv! The Second City’s Improv for Anxiety at the Annual OCD Conference in LA

Today’s guest post is from Jon Hershfield, MFT, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with the UCLA Pediatric OCD Intensive Outpatient Program and MFT in private practice. Jon is co-presenting Improv for Anxiety with the team from The Second City Training Center in Hollywood at this year’s Annual OCD Conference. Today’s blog offers a preview into this… Read more »

Living the Dream: Introducing Keynote Speaker Ethan S. Smith

Each year at the Annual OCD Conference, we feature a keynote speaker who can share their own personal experiences of living with OCD and finding hope for recovery from OCD.  Ethan S. Smith is an actor, writer, producer, and director living in Los Angeles, CA, who spent years struggling with severe and debilitating OCD before… Read more »

Out of the Shadows: Guest Post by Denis Asselin

Memorial Day Weekend is not only a time to celebrate the beginning of summer with friends and family, but also a time to remember those who we may have lost. In today’s blog, we are honored to share a guest post from Denis Asselin as he remembers his son Nathaniel and the journey Nathaniel’s loss inspired. “Are… Read more »

Doing the Opposite of What Anxiety Expects – Dr. Wilson’s Treatment Group

Each year at the Annual OCD Conference, Dr. Reid Wilson hosts his 2-day intensive treatment program immediately before and following the conference weekend. This cognitive behavioral treatment (CBT)-based group, is a great treatment opportunity for individuals with OCD who might not otherwise have access to an intensive OCD treatment program. Each year we get many… Read more »

Thank you, Sacramento!

The 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk in Sacramento was a huge success!  The dedicated effort and the generosity of more than 135 Walkers who came from all over Northern California to raise OCD Awareness and $15,000 for valuable IOCDF and OCD Sacramento programs that help people living with OCD and related disorders. We are so… Read more »