I've grown up living with anxiety, OCD, depression since I was very young. I remember being in early middle school and not being able to go to bed for 2 hours because I had to check the stove and oven to make sure they were off repeatedly. Had to check the doors time and time again to make sure they were lock. That is only one of the many things I obsessed over for most of my life.
The past year and a half I was able to sufficiently control my anxiety and OCD. To the point were I was able to function in society and actually enjoy life. It still came back to haunt me, but I actually was able to make my mind think differently which help me control it. I just told myself I didn't care anymore one day and then bam it happen. I was so proud of myself, and everyone was able to see improvements in my moods and could tell I wasn't panicking about small things.
Now back in January I had an event that pretty much changed my life to an extent. Since this incident has occurred my anxiety and OCD has been through the roof about a lot of different things. I almost failed a couple classes this semester in college due to my mind obsessing and obsessing. Who ever has OCD understands that they try to stop obsessing but the little thought keeps coming back in your head. I also started to become more anti-social, which a lot of my friends noticed me drawing away. I don't want to go back to the way I used to be. I need to do something about it, because for some reason this time around I can't control it. My sister also has anxiety and OCD and goes to the doctor for it, so I know how she takes care of it. But who else deals with anxiety?? How do you deal with it?