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News Stories Featuring the IOCDF

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

2013 (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?


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

Headline News (November 1, 2012) – Solving the 'PANDAS' puzzle

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

CNN iReport (February 23, 2012) - International OCD Foundation PSA

Yahoo Finance (Feburary 23, 2012) - International OCD Foundation Warns Infections May Trigger Some Mental Illness

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"

Teen Kids News (January 1, 2012). Interviewed for: “OCD in kids and teens”


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). Interviewed for: “Second Hand Health Hazards”.

USA Today (November 1, 2011). “OCD Roots in Children Beginning to be Explored”.

FOX 7 News Good Day Austin (Oct. 14, 2011). “OCD Awareness Week interview with OCD Texas.”

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

KPBS Radio San Diego (July 29, 2011). “San Diego Meeting Focuses on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.”

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

Los Angeles Daily News (July 28, 2011) . “Mother and son learn strategies for dealing with his OCD.”

FOX 5 San Diego (July 28, 2011). “Inside OCD”

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

Orange County Register (July 24, 2011). “His New Obsession: Health.”

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 (June 20, 2011) OCD and Hoarding: The Experts Weigh In

Independence Today (May 12, 2011). "OCD Sufferer Fighting Bad Days with 'Greater Good'"

Dallas Morning News (March 28, 2011). "Local families find help for children with obsessive-compulsive disorders"

New York Times (March 11, 2011). "It's Just Fine to Make Mistakes"

Men's Health (February 15, 2011). "Are you too religious?"

Fox25 News Boston (Jan. 27, 2011). "E-hoarders: Pack Rats of the Digital Age"



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)"

The News Journal (Nov. 2, 2010). "Bringing Fear and Anixety out of the Shadows" Healthland (October 15, 2010). "Real World Hoarders and Obsessive Compulsives: A Conversation with an OCD Expert."

New England Cable News (October. 14, 2010). "Living and Coping with OCD"

WBUR RadioBoston (October 13,2010). "OCD: New Treatments and Stories from the Trenches."

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

KCRA Sacramento (August 23, 2010) "Exposure Therapy Aims To Curb OCD"

The Indianapolis Star (Aug. 8,2010). "Overstuffed Homes can Signal OCD, Lead to Health Problems"

The Jewish Exponent (Aug. 5, 2010). "On Top of OCD?"

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

CNN (July 26, 2010), "OCD Program Helps Confront Fears"

The Washingtonian (July, 2010) "Filled with Doubts"

The Baltimore Sun (July 13, 2010). "OCD Getting More Attention"

The News & Messenger (July 10, 2010). "Former Marine Speaks Candidly about his OCD"

Woman's Day, The Daily Dose (July 2, 2010). "Help for OCD"

The Miami Herald (June 15, 2010). "Rituals define those living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder"

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel (June 13, 2010). "Cooper City boy, 11, shares his experience with OCD, raises classmates' awareness"

New York Times, The New Old Age Blog (May 17, 2010). "More Help for Hoarding"

The Newsleaders (April 8, 2010). "Father, daughter, cat all suffer compulsions"

San Jose Mercury News (February 19, 2010). "Lessons from OCD" (February 18, 2010). "Jeff Szymanski Has Been Going Nonstop Since Becoming ED"

The Jewish Week (February 17, 2010). "Orthodox Compulsive Disorder?"

The Oakland Tribune (February 16, 2010). "Hoarding: When the Stuff We Get Gets Out of Control"

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"

The Florida Times-Union (January 4, 2010). "Coping with OCD: Are Anxiety-filled, Obsessive Rituals Running Your Life?"


New Jersey Star-Ledger (December 26, 2009). "A mental illness in a Somerset County family inspires change, and a foundation"

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.

KSRO 1350 AM (December 1, 2009) Jeff Szymanski discusses hoarding

USA Today (November 30, 2009). "'Hoarders' Digging Up Drama, Helping Compulsive Pack Rats"

Boston ABC Affiliate, WCVB (November 27, 2009). "Holidays? Don't Stress"

Independence Today (November,2009). "OCD Sufferer Fighting Bad Days With 'Greater Good'"

Wall Street Journal (October 20, 2009). "Super Savers: Helping the Hoarders" / Somerset Reporter (October 18, 2009) "Couple devoted to helping Obsessive Compulsive Disorder sufferers"

Minneapolis Star Tribune (October 8, 2009). "Randy Herrera: It is possible to have a life with OCD"

New York Times (September 24, 2009). "Patient Voices: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder" (September 14, 2009). “Don’t Panic: Showerhead Germs Won’t Kill You (Or Make You Sick)” (August 13, 2009). “Some Obsessions, Compulsions Not Part of OCD”

Minneapolis CBS Affiliate, WCCO (August 7, 2009). "Champlin Girl Reclaims Her Life From OCD"

Associated Press (August 7, 2009). "OCD National Meeting Draws Past, Present Sufferers"

Chicago Tribune (August 3, 2009). “Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Nearly a Lifetime Without Treatment”

Sacramento Bee (August 2, 2009). “Free from OCD’s Bonds”

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

Cape Cod Times (April 19, 2009). “No Looking Back After OCD Battle”

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

Associated Press (January 4, 2009). “Cincinnati Judge Sets Up Effort to Help Hoarders, Requiring Mental Health Treatment in Code Cases”

CBS Doc Dot Com (2009) - CBS News' Dr. Jon LaPook's Interview with IOCDF Spokesperson Jeff Bell (via our YouTube channel) (May 5, 2009). “Swine Flue: Handwashers Blasé for Now” (March, 2009). “Hoarding vs. Being a Packrat”