It is near the end of summer vacation for me right now and I suddenly realized today that a great amount (but not all) of my OCD rituals have disappeared.
Then I remembered when they were the worst: towards the end of last quarter when I was dealing with personal issues, final exams, moving out, roomate, etc. etc. There I relized the clear corrolation between OCD and stress.
What, if anything, can be done to address this issue? What medications or programs have you guys found helpful?
I have just been put on zoloft for ocd and anxiety,which is caused by stress,so there you go.I can't relax,I am always going going going and have to have things just so before I will even sit down.My body will not even relax enough to sleep,and when I do,my husband says I am even then running marathons,and he doesn't understand how I get any rest!SO hopefully the zoloft will help,I've suffered for over 25 years now,never stick with meds.But I am going to give this a good honest try..