OCD and the Changing Face of Media: An Inside Look at OCD in the News and on Social Media

For decades, OCD has been a subject of traditional media coverage—in news stories, television, and film. But in recent years, online platforms have greatly changed the landscape of mass communication. With Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, live streams, and webinars all offering instant access to vast audiences, the OCD community and those who comment on it now have numerous new ways to share their viewpoints, often without any filters. Is all this additional exposure helping raise OCD awareness? Is it propagating bad information and/or stereotypes? This panel aims to explore these questions and offer the perspectives of a longtime broadcast journalist, one of our community’s best-known advocates, and the IOCDF’s own communications manager.



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