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OCD symptoms brought on by stress?

Posted by Deb on June 26, 1999, at 14:56:26

I have not been diagnosed with OCD, but I have noticed that when I am under severe stress I start doing things like checking the door over and over again to see if it's locked, and getting up from the bed several times at night to see if the burners on the stove are turned off. I know when I'm doing it that it's silly, but if I don't follow through I fly into a full-blown panic attack. A couple of times, while driving, I became convinced that I had run over someone and actually turned the car around, got out in the dark and searched the ditches for them. I know it sounds funny, but it's really not. Anyone else have reactions like this to stress?




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