1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk Sponsor Highlight: Spectrum Designs Foundation

April is Autism Awareness Month, so there is no better time for the IOCDF to welcome our 2016 presenting sponsor for the 4th Annual 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk — Spectrum Designs Foundation. Spectrum Designs Foundation is a nonprofit social enterprise company specializing in custom apparel decoration with the mission of providing meaningful work opportunities… Read more »

Guest post — TEEN TALK: One Teen’s Guide to Conquering OCD

Today’s entry comes from Josh Steinberg, a high school sophomore who was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder and severe OCD in 2012. Josh found help with a therapist using ERP and is doing great. Now, Josh has decided to share his story with other teens affected by OCD. Josh will be presenting a talk in… Read more »

1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk — 4 years in and growing strong!

2016 Walk Header

What better way to kick off the summer season than by walking with your family and friends to raise awareness for OCD and related disorders! Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 4th, 2016 and join the 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk in New England, Northern California, Georgia, Texas, or in your community! The 1… Read more »

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

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!

2016 Conference Schedule

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!

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

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 »