OCD is a mental disorder often overlooked by society, leaving many to figure out how to cope with the challenges of this often debilitating condition on their own.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB)
June 20, 2017
More than 1,600 people will attend the International OCD Foundation’s 24th Annual OCD Conference, which will be held this summer in San Francisco. Running July 7 – 9 at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis, the OCD Conference is the world’s largest event dedicated to obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders, including hoarding disorder (HD) and body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). OCD is a highly stigmatized and misunderstood condition and many of those affected lack adequate resources. The conference aims to provide education and support for the diverse OCD community.
The International OCD Foundation is the leading resource for the OCD community. The IOCDF funds OCD research, trains professionals to treat OCD, helps patients access treatment and support, and oversees online resource centers for information on OCD, hoarding disorder, and BDD.
Obsessive compulsive disorder affects some 3 million people in the United States, including children and teens. Though OCD has no cure, its symptoms can be effectively managed through cognitive behavioral therapy and medication.
The Annual OCD Conference provides a place for the OCD Community to share the latest news and research, as well as to find support and inspiration. The Conference features more than 100 presentations, workshops, and evening activities, as well as nearly two-dozen support groups. Presenters include some of the most experienced and knowledgeable clinicians and researchers in the field, as well as individuals with OCD and family…