Posts By International OCD Foundation

In the News: Where the TV shows get it wrong on hoarding

The Boston Globe Magazine recently featured an excellent story by Scott Helman about the reality of living with hoarding disorder. ALMOST ALWAYS, the piles tell a story. One man collected thousands of stuffed animals. His menagerie, waist-high in places, covered his bedroom. He’d missed out on a true childhood, he explained. The animals offered a chance… Read more »

In the News: Hoarding in the Time of Marie Kondo

The Atlantic recently published an article about hoarding disorder after a reporter visited the Annual Hoarding Meeting at the 23rd Annual OCD Conference in Chicago. The headline refers to organizational expert, Marie Kondo, and the recent popularity of her book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. The popularity… Read more »

The April edition of “Spotlight: Hoarding Disorder News & Research Updates” is here!

Welcome to the April edition of Spotlight. As a reminder, this quarterly blog series brings you the latest research news and information about hoarding disorder (HD), from highlighting work by members of our Scientific & Clinical Advisory Board to the latest headlines in journals and popular media alike. This blog series is part of our larger Spotlight series, which contains… Read more »

Introducing “Spotlight: OCD News & Research Updates”

Welcome to Spotlight, a new blog series aimed at bringing you the latest research news and information about obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders. Each quarter, we’ll also round up the biggest and most interesting news in the field of hoarding disorder research — from highlighting work by members of our Scientific & Clinical Advisory Board to… Read more »

All about the 2nd Annual Hoarding Meeting: An Interview with Gail & Randy

aWe are excited to announce that for the second year in a row, we will be holding the <a href=”http://www.ocd2014.org/program/hoarding/”>Annual Hoarding Meeting</a> at the IOCDF’s <a href=”http://www.ocd2014.org/”>Annual OCD Conference</a>. The 2nd Annual Hoarding Meeting provides critical information to individuals, families, and loved ones affected by hoarding disorder, with the goal of improving access to effective… Read more »

An Inside Look at the Special Hoarding Program at the 20th Annual OCD Conference

At this year’s Annual OCD Conference in Atlanta, we are excited to be hosting the first-ever Special Hoarding Program within the larger conference program. Though we always try to present offerings about a range of disorder related to OCD, this is the most in-depth conference programming we have ever offered on the topic of hoarding…. Read more »