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 »

The fiction of OCD

By Natalie Rompella 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 love to write. Ideas come to me naturally. I also use little… 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 »

Loving yourself when your mind is the enemy

By Mitchell 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. We’re all taught from a young age that the secret to a happy and… Read more »

The power of passion and perseverance

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. By Kiran Kaur Struggling with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) has been an arduous journey. While I… Read more »

Announcing 2018 Conference Keynote with Dr. Drew and Our 2018 IOCDF Award Winners

One of our favorite parts of the Annual OCD Conference is the Saturday evening keynote address and the IOCDF awards presentation.  We are extremely excited to announce the individuals that we have chosen this year, and we hope that you share our enthusiasm. So, without further ado, we are pleased to announce our 2018 Conference… Read more »

Mental Health Awareness Month: A Spotlight on Children’s Mental Health

Although mental health was once considered a taboo subject, it has increasingly become a topic of everyday conversation. While we still have much work to do, it’s promising to see so many people taking initiative to learn about the various conditions that impact the lives of millions of Americans. Unfortunately, mental health disorders know no… Read more »