Announcing the Grand Marshals for the 2015 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walks in Boston, Sacramento, and Atlanta!

The International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) is pleased to announce that we have selected several outstanding individuals to serve as Grand Marshals for the 2015 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walks in Boston, Sacramento, and Atlanta! The honor of Grand Marshal is bestowed upon individuals who have made a significant commitment to helping members of the… Read more »

Research Poster Deadline is this Monday, May 18th!

Every year we invite the world’s leading researchers on OCD and related disorders to submit proposals to present their researchposters during the Researcher Meet & Greet at the Annual OCD Conference, which will take place on the evening of Saturday, August 1, 2015. Posters are also displayed throughout the Conference weekend. Posters will be accepted from senior, licensed… Read more »

Join us for the 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk on June 6, 2015!

Walk Banner

When we held our first 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk in Boston in 2013, we were awed to see how quickly and enthusiastically the community came together to make that first event a success. After that initial walk, the IOCDF decided to set an ambitious goal to add a new walk in a new… Read more »

Conference Registration Now Open

Professional Front

We are pleased to announce that a preview of the 22nd Annual OCD Conference schedule is now available online, and that Conference registration is now open! We are so excited about this year’s conference in Boston: This is our 22nd Annual OCD Conference and will feature more than 100 presentations, workshops, and seminars, as well as 36 evening activities and… Read more »

Proposal Deadline EXTENDED Due to Winter Storm in Boston

Good afternoon, As many of you know, the Annual OCD Conference proposal system was scheduled to close Monday, 2/2/15 at 5pm ET. However, due to the winter storm that we are currently experiencing in Boston, the IOCDF offices are closed today, and we have decided to push the proposal deadline to tomorrow, Tuesday, February 3 at 5pm… Read more »

What do you do when your parents don’t believe you have OCD?


In a recent Dear Abby column, a reader writes: I’m 13 and I’m afraid I may have OCD. I want to find out, but what’s standing in my way is that sometimes my parents think I make stuff up to get attention. While Abby’s advice for the reader to just overcome his or her fears and… Read more »

Apply to Speak at our Next OCD Conference in Boston

Presenting at the Annual OCD Conference

We are now accepting proposals for presentations, evening events, support groups, the Keynote Address, and research posters for our 22nd Annual OCD Conference to be held in Boston, MA, on July 30 – August 2, 2015. Our speakers and support group leaders are the backbone of our Conference. Help us make this year’s Conference our… Read more »

Introducing — A New Source of Hope for those Affected by BDD

Denis & Nathaniel

In 2012, Denis Asselin walked over 500 miles — or roughly one million steps — from his home in Cheyney, PA, to Boston, MA, in memory of his son Nathaniel. Nathaniel took his own life at just 24, after a long struggle with severe body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) and OCD. After Nathaniel’s death, Denis embarked… Read more »