The March edition of “Spotlight: OCD News & Research Updates” is here!

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Each month we bring you the latest in research news and information on obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). This month’s edition also features a special quarterly research highlight on pediatric OCD. Spotlight is also available via email so you can receive the latest research news and information directly in your inbox. Sign up to receive our April update, as… Read more »

23rd Annual OCD Conference Program Announced!

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A preview of the program for the 23rd Annual OCD Conference, taking place July 29-31, 2016, in Chicago is now online, and registration is now open. Some highlights of the 2016 program include: A brand new presentation series focusing on OCD and Substance Use, offering talks for individuals, family members, and therapists. We are also introducing… Read more »

In Memorium of Dr. Yaryura-Tobias, Pioneer in the Field of OCD Treatment

We were deeply saddened to hear of another loss to the OCD and related disorders community this past weekend. Dr. Jose A. Yaryura-Tobias, a long-standing professional member and an inaugural member of the IOCDF Scientific and Clinical Advisory Board (SCB), passed away on March 5, 2016. Dr. Yaryura-Tobias was a pioneer in OCD research and… Read more »

Guest Post: Hello From the New President of the IOCDF Board of Directors!

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After last week’s announcement regarding leadership changes on the IOCDF’s board of directors, we’re excited to “formally” introduce incoming Board President Shannon Shy, Esq., on today’s blog! Shannon has been a welcome face at past IOCDF events, and previously served as the Board’s secretary. Below is his story and more on what he hopes to… Read more »

I ♥ Research

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Love is in the air this time of year, and here in the IOCDF offices, we’re celebrating Valentine’s Day by talking about why we love research! Each year, the International OCD Foundation rewards research grants to the most promising research focused on OCD and related disorders. Since the IOCDF’s inception 30 years ago, we have seen… Read more »

New Expert Opinion: “Dear Loved One, I have OCD” — Tips for Individuals and Family Members about Disclosing Your OCD

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“OCD is a treatable disorder, and we need to do everything we can to increase access to treatment. But it starts at home most of the time. It starts with individuals connected together as families acknowledging that OCD exists, respecting the pain it causes, and bringing people out of isolation and into a safe light.” A… Read more »

The February edition of “Spotlight: OCD News & Research Updates” is here!

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Each month we bring you the latest in research news and information on obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). In this month’s edition, we also feature a special quarterly research highlight on body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). Spotlight is also available via email so you can receive the latest research news and information directly in your inbox. Sign up to… Read more »

Six Things To Know About the New IOCDF Event Manager

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While the IOCDF’s former Program Director Marissa Keegan will be missed, we’re excited to welcome a new face in the office, Melissa Smith. Melissa is part of our new education & training department and will be serving as the new IOCDF event manager. Enjoy our Q&A with Melissa below to get to know the newest face at… Read more »