Mission: The mission and goals of the iocdf are to: educate the public and professionals about ocd in order to raise awareness and improve the quality of treatment provided; support research into the cause of, and effective treatments for, ocd and related disorders; improve access to resources for those with ocd and their families; and advocate and lobby for the ocd community.
Programs: Increase public awareness of obsessive compulsive disorders (iocdf). Also provides information and referrals to treatment providers in the form of pamphlets, newsletters, videotapes, a web site, and its annual conference and bti fees, etc. Over 40,000 individuals benefit from iocdf's efforts.
My late father John suffered from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and in my later years I did too. I wish I had been aware earlier of the International OCD Foundation, which tries to help by research and training and by fostering a supportive community for those affected by OCD and the professionals who treat them. Their website connects people to treatment providers and support groups and helps school personnel and parents identify and treat OCD in children. The Foundation is conservative in the number of appeals it sends out asking for donations.