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OCD national meeting draws past, present sufferers

Published 08/07/2009, Associated Press

Ashley Bystrom was terrified of germs. Jared Kant worried that his own thoughts could hurt other people. Both children overcame the paralyzing fears that came with their obsessive-compulsive disorder, success that they feel driven to share with others. That’s why neither would miss this weekend’s Obsessive Compulsive Foundation annual conference, an event where the personal connections and support are as important as the speakers and seminars.

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