Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - Resources
Highlights and Upcoming Events
International OCD Foundation's 24th Annual OCD Conference
Friday-Sunday, July 7-9th
Since 1993, the International OCD Foundation’s Annual OCD Conference has been the only national event focused solely on obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders. This extraordinary event brings together mental health professionals, individuals with OCD and their loved ones, with the goal of updating all attendees about the latest treatments, research and practice in OCD and related disorders.
The Conference features more than 100 presentations, workshops, and evening activities, as well as nearly two-dozen support groups. Our presenters include some of the most experienced and knowledgeable clinicians and researchers in the field, as well as individuals with OCD and family members who graciously share their stories.
To see the event schedule, click here.
CLINICAL PRACTICE REVIEW FOR OCD
Clinical Practice Review for OCD by the OCD Clinical Practice Review Task Force of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA)
OCD Clinical Practice Review Task Force
Carolyn Rodriguez, MD, PhD, Stanford University – Chair
Michael Bloch, MD, MS, Yale University
Rebecca Sachs, PhD, Private Practice, Spectrum Services
Monnica Williams, PhD, University of Louisville
Consultants: Moira Rynn, MD, Columbia University, and Helen Blair Simpson, MD, PhD, Columbia University
June 15, 2015
US Advocacy and Informational Organizations
Educated patients are more effective allies in the battle with their ailments. Moreover, educated patients join advocacy groups, whose work is so important to us all: lessening stigma through public education; lobbying government for research funds, work place protections and equitable insurance coverage; and providing social support for mentally ill individuals and their families. This list is a guide to educational resources of U.S. advocacy and informational organizations.
Links for Health Care Professionals and Patients
Patients with access to the Internet can tap into a nearly limitless sea of information. Since an individual with a modicum of technological expertise can post on the Web whatever information, assertion of opinion he or she wishes, the Web reader must be prepared to be cautious and skeptical. While truth overwhelms falsehood and error in the long-run, the Internet browser must beware in the short-run . We cannot vouch for the accuracy of all the information on many sites listed, either at the time of this writing or when this list is read. Still, we believe that the following sites will be useful and,on the whole, trustworthy. The sites for patients are organized by mental disorder and category. The clinician is urged to visit a site before recommending it to a patient.