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Fear Facer Camp 2023 Camp Dates Announced

Children and adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder and/or anxiety are invited to join us this summer for a one- or two-week camp session this summer. In addition to daily therapy, participants between the ages of 7 and 15 will experience activities that allow for personal growth and improved behaviors.

The Fear Facer: An Update from: The Daily

In 2019, Julia Longoria, then a Daily producer, traveled to Nashville to speak with Ella Maners and her mother, Katie Maners. Ella, 8 going on 9, was terrified of tornadoes and getting sick. So she did something that was even scarier than her fears: confront them at Fear Facers camp.

Animated educational OCD cartoons now on YouTube Kids

A group of UF researchers teamed up with an animation company, Tiny Docs, in 2020 to create two cartoon videos for children with anxiety and/or obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD, and their families. The videos — Billy vs. Worry Monster and Billy Goes to School — were guided by data from…

Animated cartoons developed to educate families about OCD

Psychologists at UF’s Center for OCD, Anxiety & Related Disorders talked to kids and their parents about what they wished they knew about obsessive compulsive disorder and its treatment and worked with Tiny Docs, an animation company, to develop this cartoon video.

OCD Is Not What You Think from the International OCD Foundation Community

OCD is NOT an adjective. You are not being “SO OCD” right now if you are washing your hands thoroughly. An individual with OCD has a psychiatric disorder — you are following CDC and WHO guidelines.OCD is a diagnosable disorder that’s the 10th most disabling condition in the world. Obsessive…

You are not alone

Not Alone Notes are having a dance party because they just surpassed 1,000 notes! Now, they want to send you one. Would you like to get a message of hope, or know someone who would?…

OCD Awareness Week Mural

COARD Undergraduate Division painted a section of the 34th street mural in support of the OCD awarness week. Thank you to Sherman Williams and Home Depot of Gainesville for donating the paint. Image Gallery…

Raising Hope at Work – COARD

It is that time of a year when you can make a difference. Raising Hope at Work is the annual employee campaign for UF Health Shands and UF College of Medicine faculty and staff members. We have the opportunity to help our goals to understand the causes of OCD,…