IOCDF In the News

The International OCD Foundation has been working hard to raise public awareness about OCD and related disorders and our programs. Visit the links below for some of the many news stories featuring the IOCDF and its affiliates.

2018

Daily Titan (April 17, 2018) –– The way media portrays mental illnesses like OCD and hoarding maintain harmful stereotypes

DatingAdvice.com (April 13, 2018) — The International OCD Foundation Helps Individuals With OCD Lead Productive Lives & Have Fruitful Relationships

Health24 (April 10, 2018 –– Is it Really OCD?

HealthcareTrends (April 9, 2018) –– Brain Implants Market Share and Growth Factors Impact Analysis 2015 – 2020

Medical News Today (March 28, 2018) –– How to Cope with OCD

Bustle (March 13, 2018) ––What Is Body Dysmorphic Disorder? 3 Myths That Need To Be Put To Rest

Everyday Health (February 1, 2018) –– What You Should Know About PANDAS

2017

David Pakman (November 20, 2017) –– Interview with IOCDF Executive Director, Jeff Szymanski 

The Mighty (October 21, 2017) –– Why it took a psychiatric hospitalization for Maria Bamford to realize she could find love

Women’s Health (October 31, 2017) –– 5 Things Dr. Pimple Popper Wants You To Know About Skin Picking

WBUR (October 19, 2017) –– Teen Anxiety: What Can Parents, And Kids, Do About It?

Elite Daily (October 13, 2017) –– What OCD is Like & 5 Realities of People Living with the Disorder

Motherboard (September 11, 2017) –– Researchers are using VR to surround diagnosed hoarders with clutter. 

Self (August 16, 2017) –– Postpartum OCD is Real and We Need to Talk About It

The Mighty (July 27, 2017 ) –– John Greene Shares YouTube Video About What Living with OCD is Like

Romper (April 22, 2017) –– 14 Signs Your Child Has PANDAS, A Complication From Strep Throat

Tech Times (March 3, 2017) –– 3 Misconceptions About Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Debunked

Huffington Post (February 24, 2017) –– Adolescents Who Suffer From Distorted Body Image

Chicago Tribune (February 17, 2017) –– When things become too much: How to help a hoarder

2016

Chicago Tribune (October 21, 2016) — The challenges of dating with OCD

Metro Boston (October 17, 2016) — Foundation marks 30 years of building awareness of OCD

Washington Post (October 11, 2016) — What obsessive-compulsive disorder does to a young mind when it grows unchecked

NECN’s The Take (October 10, 2016) — Raising OCD Awareness

The Atlantic (September 29, 2016) — Hoarding in the Time of Marie Kondo

Mashable (September 12, 2016) — The scary, intrusive thoughts you can only confess to a search engine

AMI Newswire (September 9, 2016) — New partnership may help treat obsessive compulsive disorder

WGN TV (July 29, 2016) — OCD sufferers fight anxiety with improv comedy

Psychology Today (July 27, 2016) — The International OCD Conference: A Focus on Compassion

2015

The Mighty (October 13, 2015) — 17 quotes that prove OCD is so much more than being neat

The Today Show (August 4, 2015) — ‘OCD get out of me’: Family helps boy cope with perfectionist disorder

NBC News (July 31, 2015) — Girl, 13, Learns to “Just Breathe” After Sudden Onset OCD

Huffington Post (June 17, 2015) — Hoarding Reality Shows Might Do More Harm Than Good

US News & World Report (May 21, 2015) — What Not to Say to Someone With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Fox 40 (June 2, 2015) — Walking for OCD

Everyday Health (May 1, 2015) — Breaking Free from OCD

The Atlantic (February 22, 2015 ) — OCD is Not a Quirk

Women’s Health (February 20, 2015) — Do You Have OCD—or Are You Just Really Anal-Retentive?

NCB News (February 3, 2015) — ‘Make it Stop!’ Claustrophobic Comic Tweets Fears While Trapped on Train

2014

NBC News (September 8, 2014) — Why Lena Dunham Can’t Just Talk Her Way Out of OCD

Orange County Register (July 17, 2014) — Mother and daughter, both with OCD, help others cope

ABC News (June 6, 2014) – Boston 6-Year-Old With OCD Leads Million Steps Walk

20/20 (May 23, 2014) – The Children Who Break Away & Resources for Families Seeking Treatment for Anxiety, OCD

Houston Chronicle (April 25, 2014) – Szymanski, Frost, Steketee: New Houston ordinance criminalizes hoarders

ABC News (Feb. 24, 2014) – ‘Homosexual OCD’: Straight Men Who Fear They Are Gay — Obsessive Thoughts Not Rooted in Homophobia: Expert

Today Show (Feb 17, 2014) – What doggy tail-chasing may reveal about our own OCD

2013

Health.com (June 11, 2013) – 10 signs you may have obsessive-compulsive disorder

Huffington Post (March 7, 2013) – OCD on Girls: Symptoms Arise As a Plot Twist in Real Life, Too

ABC News (January 29, 2013) – Strep Throat May Cause OCD, and 5 Other Surprising Facts

ABC News (January 28, 2013) – Super Bowl Superstitions or OCD?

2012

Marketplace (December 3, 2012) – Cracking the codes of the new bible of mental disorders

The Guardian (September 27, 2012) – JK Rowling’s treatment of OCD makes clear it’s not just about sock drawers

ABC News (August 6, 2012) – New Study Throws Out Previous Assumptions About Hoarders

Hartford Courant  (August 6, 2012) – Brain Imaging Study Sheds Light On Hoarding Disorder

CNN (June 8, 2012) – A walk to pound grief into the ground

CBS Boston (June 7, 2012) – Man Walks 525 Miles From Philadelphia To Boston In Late Son’s Honor

Boston Globe (June 5, 2012) – A pilgrimage for Nathaniel

Huffington Post (June 5, 2012) – D Is for Disorder

ABC News (May 30, 2012) – Body Dysmorphia Takes Son’s Life; Propels Grieving Dad to Walk

ABC News (April 30, 2012) – Mom’s Life Hurt by Obsessive Fear of Sweaters, Germs, Hotels

Huffington Post (March 27, 2012) – Hoarding: Does Your Aging Parent Have The Disease of Clutter?

Imperfect Parent (Feburary 26, 2012) – Strep may cause sudden onset of OCD symptoms in kids

Daily Mail (February 24, 2012) – Strep throat one minute, OCD the next: How bacterial infections in children could cause behavioural issues

Scientific American (February 2, 2012) – Could an Infection Cause Tourette’s-Like Symptoms in Teenage Girls?

Cape Cod Times (January 20, 2012) – “Loosening the grasp of OCD”

2011

Wall Street Journal (December 13, 2011) “Does Strep Throat Trigger Serious Ills?”

LA Times (December 5, 2011) – “Childhood disorder prompts study of infection link to mental illness”

Woman’s Health (December, 2011) –  “Second Hand Health Hazards”

WBUR Public Radio (Oct.14, 2011) –“Events Aim to Understand OCD Through Art”

WGBH The Emily Rooney Show (Oct. 13, 2011) – “OCD Awareness Week live interview”

CNN.com (Oct. 11, 2011) – “OCD In Children: ‘A Darkness has Overtaken Me”

NBC San Diego (July 29, 2011) – “OCD Convention Comes to San Diego”

National Public Radio, All Things Considered (July 27, 2011) – “Parkinson’s Treatment Could Work For OCD, Too”

Los Angles Times (July 20, 2011) – “Obsessive-compulsive disorder researchers, patients come together”

NPR Here & Now (May 25, 2011) – “Taking Steps To Treat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder”

Everyday Health.com (June 20, 2011) – “OCD and Hoarding: The Experts Weigh In

New York Times (March 11, 2011) – “It’s Just Fine to Make Mistakes”

Men’s Health (February 15, 2011) – “Are you too religious?”

2010

The New York Times (Dec. 23, 2010) – “For the Hyper-Neat, a Special Strain Comes with the Season”

The Boston Globe (Nov. 29, 2010) – “How to Help (yourself)”

Time.com Healthland (October 15, 2010) – “Real World Hoarders and Obsessive Compulsives: A Conversation with an OCD Expert.”

The Boston Globe (Oct. 4, 2010) – “Irrational Obsessions. Psychiatry professor hopes to clear up misunderstandings about painful compulsions”

The Washington Post (Aug. 3, 2010) – “Obsessive-compulsives Follow Psychologist on Trek to Confront Their Fears”

Woman’s Day, The Daily Dose (July 2, 2010) – “Help for OCD”

New York Times, The New Old Age Blog (May 17, 2010) – “More Help for Hoarding”

ABC News Nightline (February 15, 2010) – “The Dirty Work of Keeping Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in Check”

New York Times, The New Old Age blog (January 28, 2010) – “Help for Hoarding”

New York Times, The New Old Age blog (January 20, 2010) – “When It Isn’t Just Clutter Anymore”

2009

New York Daily News (December 16, 2009) – “OCD Sufferers Often Delay Seeking Help, but a Host of Available Treatments Can Ease the Anxiety”

Northern California Public Radio, KQED (December 2, 2009) – Jeff Bell and Howie Mandel Discuss OCD.

USA Today (November 30, 2009) – “‘Hoarders’ Digging Up Drama, Helping Compulsive Pack Rats”

Wall Street Journal (October 20, 2009) – “Super Savers: Helping the Hoarders”

New York Times (September 24, 2009) – “Patient Voices: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder”

Newsweek.com (September 14, 2009) –“Don’t Panic: Showerhead Germs Won’t Kill You (Or Make You Sick)”

CNN.com (August 13, 2009) – “Some Obsessions, Compulsions Not Part of OCD”

Minnesota Public Radio (July 24, 2009) – “Conference Hopes to Help Those Coping with OCD”

Boston Globe (March 2, 2009) – “When Perfectionism Becomes a Problem”

ABCNews.com (May 5, 2009) – “Swine Flue: Handwashers Blasé for Now”