I also am severe OCD with cleaning and how nic nacs are or have to be balanced perfectly.everything in house does down to pics on wall .....it is driving me batty
Cannot /will not leave a dish or untensil in sink...think about it if there........lol
Wash floors at least 3 to 4 times daily have gotten better with that was washing in am's and then everytime I went out door come back in and before bed
My other OCD is checking things in 4's and 5's like doors windows ect .......
I have a routine but that has been shot lately due to illness and other matters
I KNOW when going into depressed mode as I dont have the urge to clean ( not thats there is anything to clean lol) or do anything but sit and think bad thoughts and about my past life and losses ..the what if's ya know
I have just been put on an AD to see if that will help I am hoping to God it does as I see my daughter becoming me ......
My brothers will come over and move something I notice instantly and anxiety begins .......Once it was 17 things pics and nic nacs I noticed all withing 15 minutes at tops they think it is funny ,..not to my mind
Is it possible you are depressed and just dont realize it .....not happy at all .....there are so many types of depression and reasons for it .........a/p can and will do this as well IMHO
I would talk to your doctor as posted and see what can be done
There are also many self help techniques out there as well as CBT
You may want to check out the Resources at the side as well
I amglad you posted that was your first step .........now you need to carry on .we shall be with you in this if you want us to be .......
Please keep posting and let us know how you are doing
** I wish I could leave my place a mess just for a few hours but it causes me to go into anxiety mode quickly anmd really like I said this place doesnt get dirty
I am reading Brainlock it is a great book that is helping me as well as CBT
Stay with us plz
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