OCD, COVID & Return to Life

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Elizabeth McIngvale, PhD
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Elizabeth McGinvale, OCD
Wednesday, July 08, 2020 1 pm
- 2:00 pm

Anxiety across the globe is at an all-time high with a pandemic that has brought fear and uncertainty to all. For individuals with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), there has been a risk for increased symptoms, due to COVID-19 and increased isolation. Now, as states begin to re-open and individuals start to return to a more normal life, those with OCD may have greater struggles. How can those with OCD navigate the challenges, and continue to make progress? How can family and friends support them?

Presenter(s) Biography

Elizabeth McIngvale, PhD

Elizabeth McIngvale, Ph.D. was diagnosed with OCD at age 12. She underwent both inpatient and outpatient therapy, eventually achieving success in her personal journey. Making a difference in the lives of those with OCD has become Elizabeth’s life goal.

Current activities:

  • Director of the McLean Houston OCD Program, one of the leading OCD treatment centers in the world
  • Creator of OCDChallenge.org, a self-help website for OCD
  • Founder of the Peace of Mind Foundation, a non-profit foundation dedicated to improving access to care and treatment for OCD
  • Board member of IOCDF, the International OCD Foundation. Elizabeth was the first-ever national spokesperson for the IOCDF.
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