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Charity in Bloom

Last year at the 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk in Boston, I had the pleasure of meeting and getting to know Jo-Ann Winston of Winston Flowers. Since the walk, Jo-Ann has become a frequent volunteer at the IOCDF office and has taken up the torch of OCD advocacy. I asked Jo-Ann to share her… Read more »

OCD Conference: Going Home

It’s the last day of the Conference: Prepare to be sad when you leave, and maybe sadder when you get home. I said to someone yesterday, “Can’t we just live here?” “Boston?” she asked. “Or the hotel?” “The hotel,” I said, “but what I mean is, ‘Can’t we just live with people with OCD and… Read more »

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 »

Conference Registration Now Open

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 »

The International OCD Foundation Launches the first-of-its-kind website for Body Dysmorphic Disorder:

BOSTON, Dec. 15, 2014 — Awareness about Body Dysmorphic Disorder is improving, but few resources exist for individuals and families affected by the mental health disorder. On the surface, BDD can look like narcissism or vanity, but in reality, BDD is a psychiatric disorder related to obsessive compulsive disorder that causes extreme distress in those it… Read more »

My Parents Don’t Believe I Have OCD

by Fred Penzel, PhD This article was initially published in the Winter 2014 edition of the OCD Newsletter.  Living with OCD is never easy, and this can be especially true if you are a teenager. At a time when you’re trying hard to learn about who you are and how to find a place for… Read more »