COVID-19 / Coronavirus and OCD News & Resources

The COVID-19 / coronavirus pandemic is causing anxiety for everyone, but it can be especially challenging for people with OCD. Throughout the pandemic I’ll be writing pandemic-specific blog posts, providing information to the media, and participating in online events so that you’ll have the latest information and resources for managing OCD and anxiety in these uncertain times. To receive notifications of new resources, sign up for my email newsletter, Shoulders Back! Tips & Resources for Managing OCD.

OCD patients battling heightened fears amid spread of the coronavirusNews Coverage

“OCD patients battling heightened fears amid spread of the coronavirus” on 11Alive news, an NBC-affiliated TV station in Atlanta.

“How to Deal With Coronavirus If You Have OCD or Anxiety” by Shayla Love in VICE.

“OCD and anxiety disorder treatment can be complicated by coronavirus fears” by Sarah Vander Schaaff in The Washington Post.

“Living with obsessive-compulsive disorder during the coronavirus pandemic” on NBC News featuring one of my blog co-authors, Dr. Reid Wilson


I’ve created a COVID-19 / Coronavirus blog category, and you’ll be able to find all blog posts related to the pandemic on this page or below:

IOCDF OCD/Coronavirus Town Halls

Each Saturday at 2 p.m. ET the International OCD Foundation will be holding Town Halls on their Facebook and YouTube pages. Join these Town Halls to ask questions, to hear advice from guest commentators, and to know you’re not alone!

February 1, 2022 Town Hall

March 20, 2020 Town Hall

March 21, 2020 Town Hall

From the 2nd Town Hall: Dr. Aureen Wagner’s Coping with COVID-19: Managing Anxiety and OCD

April 18, 2020 Town Hall: The Attitude of Recovery: COVID-19 and Beyond

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COVID-19 / Coronavirus Resources

Coping with COVID-19






’s Coping with COVID-19

The International OCD Foundation’s COVID-19’s Resource Center

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America’s Helpful Expert Tips & Resources

COVID-19 / Coronavirus Resources Delivered to Your Inbox

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