The mission of the International OCD Foundation is to help individuals with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) to live full and productive lives. Our aim is to increase access to effective treatment, end the stigma associated with mental health issues, and foster a community for those affected by OCD and the professionals who treat them.
One of the first times I realized I was not alone in my ROCD (relationship substantiation) was in reading an article called “I Think It Moved,” by Steven Phillipson. In the article, Phillipson uses the Seinfeld episode in which George worries that he’s gay when he thinks “it” moved while he was being massaged by a male masseuse. Phillipson goes on to compare the “Am I gay?” obsession to the “Am I in the right relationship” obsession. It’s an awesome article, and he has written quite a bit about OCD over the past few decades.
Here’s his bio from the website: Steven Phillipson, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist who has specialized in the Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment (CBT) of OCD since 1986. Dr. Phillipson has contributed numerous articles to the OC Foundation’s Newsletter and produced the first video on the treatment of the purely obsessional type of OCD for the Foundation in 1991. In 1987, Dr. Phillipson, along with a colleague, started the first CBT/Support group for OCD sufferers in the New York area. Dr. Phillipson’s position as Clinical Director at the Center for Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy started in 1997.
An excellent resource for those who live with someone whose OCD has caused them to question the validity of said relationship. My wife benefitted greatly from reading this, as ROCD has been my enemy/companion over the 10 years of our marriage. It’s the only resource I know of that exists for this specific issue.
There are far too many great resources for me to have them all here, but I’d like to keep this list as up-to-date and relevant to people with all manner of mental illnesses as possible. So, if you know of a website, or any resource for that matter, that you’d like to see added, fill out the form below, and I’ll get it on this list ASAP. Thanks!
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