Role of comorbid depressive symptoms on the cognitive deficits in obsessive compulsive disorder – Mondal A, Kumar M.

BACKGROUND: Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a chronic distressing condition that is marked with impairment in daily functioning including social, family, and occupational areas of life. Depression is the most common comorbidity among patients with O… (Source: SafetyLit) MedWorm Message: Have you tried our new medical search engine? More powerful than before. Log on with … Read moreRole of comorbid depressive symptoms on the cognitive deficits in obsessive compulsive disorder – Mondal A, Kumar M.

Barriers to OCD treatment for the LGBTQ community

by Chris Trondsen, AMFT Finding effective treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) can be difficult for many individuals, especially for those living in rural areas and in countries with few specialty providers. For members of the LGBTQ community, finding OCD treatment may be especially difficult due to the unique challenges they face.  This treatment gap … Read moreBarriers to OCD treatment for the LGBTQ community

2021 IOCDF Virtual Research Symposium

For Researchers, Students, and Trainees On Thursday, July 8th, the International OCD Foundation will host its sixth annual IOCDF Research Symposium virtually over Zoom. The event will provide an exclusive forum for high-level presentations and scientific discussion on OCD and related disorders research.  We’re excited to announce the 2021 Symposium program, which includes three blocks … Read more2021 IOCDF Virtual Research Symposium

A life underrepresented, so I’ll be loud: Being asexual with OCD

by “Mindful” Meggie Tran, she/they As I entered the beloved San Francisco-based grocery store chain, Bi-Rite, I took in the many colors coating the interior. Over the produce section, a transgender flag and twisty rainbow streamers proudly hung over. Signs posted around the store reminded its patrons that all identities were welcome and safe in … Read moreA life underrepresented, so I’ll be loud: Being asexual with OCD

Bisexuality & Sexual Orientation OCD: Double Invalidation

This post was originally published at CBTSchool.com on April 5, 2021. by Elle Warren In 7th grade, close to a decade before knowing OCD was anything besides a preference for cleanliness and organization, I was sitting on the sidelines of the gymnasium for cheerleading practice. I watched my teammates jump and stunt and tumble, awaiting … Read moreBisexuality & Sexual Orientation OCD: Double Invalidation