Welcoming Uncertainty

By Laura Joseph Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) can sometimes hit you where it matters most. For me, this meant having obsessive thoughts of uncertainty about my relationship. I was officially diagnosed with OCD two years ago. On my first day in intensive therapy, I was asked to write down my thoughts from the moment I… Read more »

One Teen’s Guide to Conquering OCD: by Josh Steinberg

 Tips for Helping Loved Ones Struggling With OCD 1. Your Child is Not Trying to be Difficult: It can be almost as stressful for parents and siblings of kids suffering from OCD as it is for the kids themselves! Children who are still resisting treatment or whose symptoms are upsetting the family’s routines are not… Read more »

1 Million Steps 4 OCD – Grand Marshal Announcement

The honor of being a grand marshal of a 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk is bestowed upon individuals who have made a significant commitment to helping members of the OCD and related disorder community, whether that be through their dedicated work as a treatment provider or as an advocate working to raise awareness. The… Read more »

Don’t Shop Till You Drop — Skip the mall and help the IOCDF by shopping online!

Millions of shoppers will brave the crowds this Friday (and, for some Thanksgiving night!) for the post-Thanksgiving shopping frenzy known as Black Friday. Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year and the unofficial kick-off to the holiday shopping season. Black Friday is followed by the relatively new tradition of Cyber Monday where… Read more »

Second Annual 1 Million Steps for OCD in Boston

Six-year-old with OCD to Grand Marshal Walk in Honor of Families Who Face Disorder BOSTON, May 27, 2014 — For the millions of people in the U.S. living with obsessive compulsive disorder, “being so OCD” isn’t a joke, it’s reality. The International OCD Foundation is working to increase awareness, resources, and support for individuals and… Read more »

25 Tips for Succeeding in Your OCD Treatment

by Fred Penzel, PhD Psychologist/Executive Director; Western Suffolk Psychological Services IOCDF Scientific & Clinical Advisory Board Member This article was initially published in the Summer 2014 edition of the OCD Newsletter.  I originally wrote this list for my own patients, and then I realized it would be useful to others out there who are just… Read more »