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Monday, February 26th, 2007
7:12 pm
The 14th Annual OCF Conference

Time & Place
July 20-22, 2007
The Woodlands Waterway
Marriott Hotel & Convention Center
The Woodlands, Texas

What is the OCF Annual Conference?
The Annual OCF Conference is the meeting where people from all parts of the OCD Community come together to share knowledge, experience and expertise. The OCD Community is composed of people with OCD or an OC spectrum disorder, their families and friends and the mental health professionals who treat OCD or are doing research in the field.

At this year's Conference - our 14th - we expect over 80 presentations, seminars, workshops and support groups. The sessions are specifically designed for the different groups. But while each session targets a specific group of attendees, all the presentations are open to everyone attending. The topics covered include everything related to OCD and the OC spectrum disorders from descriptions and explanations of symptom-specific OCD to the latest research on the etiology and treatment of OCD.

The 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 insight and experiences with OCD. Camaraderie is a big part of the Conference. It gives individuals affected with OCD a place to meet and share experiences with each other. Their families and friends can learn from similarly situated attendees. Mental health professionals can meet with each other to share their knowledge and expertise.

Who Should Attend?
* Individuals (adults, teens and children) with OCD or any of the OC spectrum disorders
* Parents, spouses, siblings, children, caring friends and other relatives of anyone with OCD or any of the OC spectrum disorders
* Psychiatrists and psychologists who treat individuals with OCD or the OC spectrum disorders
* Social workers who provide therapy, support and/or information to individuals and families affected by OCD and OC spectrum disorders
* Teachers and school psychologists who work with children and teens who have OCD and an OC spectrum disorder

For more information, consult the Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation website at http://www.ocfoundation.org/
Saturday, May 6th, 2006
4:11 pm
Now i don't mean to offend anyone by saying this and i'm not taking OCD in it's entirety lightly (i know more than most people how crippling and destructive this disorder can be after all) but OCD is actually pretty funny when you think about it.

This struck me in CBT today, i was making cards to look at when my checking is really, really bad and i can't logic it out or calm myself down, now most of them say things like "You've already checked, there's nothing there!" and "This is the OCD talking NOT you" and "Ignore it and the anxiety will go away" but one of them (and this probably makes little sense in this context but it would take too long to explain this part of my OCD) says "CRUMB'S DON'T FLY!!" now you have to admit that's pretty funny. It's also pretty funny that something in my head can convince me without any evidence or anything that crumbs can indeed fly or for that matter i have several dead mice bleeding all over my shoulder.

Anyone else got any amusing stories or thoughts about OCD?
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