THURSDAY: AWARENESS DAY--OCD Foundation Annual Conference

Next month in San Diego, California, the International OCD Foundation is having its Annual Conference. The conference is being held at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina on July 29-31.

At this time, compulsive hoarding is considered part of the OCD spectrum, although there is more and more evidence that hoarding may not be related to obsessive/compulsive disorders in the majority of people affected. It has been proposed to move hoarding out of the OCD spectrum in the DSM-V which will be published in 2012.

From the conference brochure:

Since 1993, the Annual IOCDF Conference has been the only national meeting focused solely on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and related disorders. This unique event allows people with OCD and their loved ones to learn about the latest OCD information alongside the mental health professionals who care for them.

As many as 1,200 attendees are expected to join us in San Diego. This year’s conference will feature more than 100 presentations, workshops, and seminars as
well as nearly twenty evening support groups. Our presenters include some of the most experienced and knowledgeable clinicians and researchers in the field, as
well as people with OCD and family members who are willing to share their stories.

I am very excited to have the opportunity to attend this year. I hope that my readers may consider trying to attend one of the future conferences if making this year's is not plausible. I'd love to see you there!


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