MEDIA ALERT: OCD and PANDAS not associated with premeditated violence

“PANDAS like other forms of OCD, can be characterized by fears of doing something terrible, but not acting on those fears,” says Jeff Szymanski, PhD, clinical psychologist and executive director of the International OCD Foundation. PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections), is a type of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) that is brought… Read more »

OCD Research Participants Sought

The IOCDF is not affiliated with any of the following studies, although we ensure that all research studies listed on this page have been reviewed and approved by an Internal Review Board (IRB). We do our best to keep this list up-to-date, but please contact the research institutions directly to confirm the status of any… Read more »

Disorders Related to (and sometimes confused with) OCD

Disorders Related to OCD     It is important to get the right diagnosis as early as possible.   These other disorders are similar to OCD but are not OCD.   Some people can have both OCD and one or more of these.   Related Disorder How This Disorder “Looks Like” OCD

DUPLICATE–PANS/PANDS – Practical Advice for Practitioners and Parents

Sudden and Severe Onset OCD (PANS/PANDAS)– Practical Advice for Practitioners and Parents Compiled by Michael Jenike MD and Susan Boaz mom and advocate Other PANS/PANDAS Information PANS/PANDAS Information Talking to Your Pediatrician about PANDAS/PANDAS to Pans (PDF)Microbes and Mental Illness (blog)Participate in our PANS/PANDAS Awareness Campaign SurveyRelevant Research What every Psychiatrist should know about PANDAS… Read more »