About the author: Barbara O'Connor, a lifelong OCD sufferer, was a founding Board member of the OCD Foundation, now based in Milford, Connecticut. For years she served as the Foundation's main contact person for OCD victims all over the world. She has traveled coast-to-coast speaking on OCD and been featured on such national TV shows as ''Donahue'', ''AM Los Angeles'' and ''In Person with Maureen O'Boyle'', as well as in various local and national print media such as Fist magazine for Women. Over the past 20 years she has led many OCD peer support groups, worked individually with OCD victims and their families, and taught seminars and classes on overcoming OCD. She has started this website because information on OCD, its prevalence, diagnosis, treatment, and most importantly -- emotional support for OCD victims – is still very hard to find. For her work with OCD she was awarded the Entrepreneur of the Year award by VESID, a NY State Agency.