For Pediatricians & Other Medical Professionals

What You Need to Know

This section contains important information about clinical assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of OCD in children and adolescents, as well as PANDAS/PANS, a subtype of OCD characterized by a rapid onset of severe symptoms.

IOCDF Resources

From training and educational opportunities to networking, the IOCDF has much to offer the medical health professional community. Our professional and institutional members form a strong community of knowledgeable providers and researchers working to improve the lives of those affected by OCD across the U.S. and around the world. Below is an overview of resources available through the IOCDF for medical professionals::

Annual OCD Conference

  • The only national conference dedicated to OCD and related disorders. The Conference is a unique opportunity for medical and mental health professionals and researchers to learn about new research and treatment strategies alongside patients and families.


  • Membership with the IOCDF allows you to network with other professionals, improve your training and practice, and access a wealth of patient education information and resources.

Expert Opinions

  • This section features articles on special topics related to OCD written by members of our Scientific & Clinical Advisory Board and other experts in the OCD and related disorders field.

IOCDF Training Institute

IOCDF Research Grant Program

  • The IOCDF awards grants to investigators whose research focuses on the causes and treatment of OCD and related disorders. The money to fund these awards is donated by our members and friends of the Foundation. Since 1994, over $2,700,000 in research grants has been awarded.

IOCDF Genetics Collaborative

  • The IOCDF Genetics Collaborative is a multi-national group that encourages researchers focusing in genetics to work with one another and to share their findings and DNA samples. The goal of the Board is to identify the genetic causes of OCD.