Beyond OCD Media Center

Beyond OCD’s Media Center provides accurate, up-to-date information for journalists about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).  We hope the resources on our web site will help you in your coverage of OCD and its frequently debilitating effects.

Beyond OCD is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people who suffer with OCD and those who care about them.  It serves as a resource for individuals, teens, college students, families, mental health professionals, educators, clergy and the media. For more information about Beyond OCD, click here.

Resources for Journalists

You’re probably aware of certain television programs and movies that feature characters who are supposed to have OCD.  These people are often portrayed as “quirky” comedy figures.  Anyone who actually suffers with this disorder – or anyone who knows someone with it – is painfully aware that OCD is no laughing matter.

Journalists are in a unique position to influence how OCD is perceived by the public. We are committed to helping you understand OCD and how it affects the lives of millions of men, women, and children in the U.S. and around the world.

In addition to our web site resources, you can download or request a copy of any of our OCD Guides for adults, parents, teens and college students.

Listed below are some links to frequently requested information. You can get more detailed information on our web site in the OCD Facts and Individuals sections for adults, as well as the Parents section for parents helping adult children, young children and teens.

To arrange for an expert interview, please contact our Executive Director, Sally A. Ruecking: 773-661-9530 or  Our experts include members of our Board of Directors and our Scientific Advisory Board.

Frequently Requested Information

About OCD

Who is affected by OCD

OCD Treatment

OCD in the News

News stories are regularly updated on our web site.

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