loveholcomb said 8 years, 8 months ago:

I have suffered with anxiety for about 7 years. I have some odd tendencies. I have never met anyone who has a ‘moisture’ problem. People think they are funny and stupid. It is taking over my life.
Here it goes:
I have to wear socks at all times. I have to have lotion at arms length at all times as well. My bare feet can’t touch carpet because I feel like the carpet takes all of the moisture out of my body. Anything made of cloth takes the moister out of my body. Every time I touch money, or water, or cloth I have to put lotion on my hands. I spend so much money on lotion because I am terrified I will run out and I will be left dry. It gets to the point where my mouth will become dry and my throat will close up.

I have been diagnosed with General Anxiety Disorder (G.A.D.) but I strongly think this is anxiety.
“Don’t get pleasure when performing the behaviors or rituals, but get brief relief from the anxiety the thoughts cause”

It this O.C.D.?

sarah said 8 years, 8 months ago:

It sounds to me like a ritual/compulsion. If its irrational, and not doing it makes you feel stressed or anxious – then that’s got to be some form of OCD.
Is it possible to go to a different psychiatrist to get a new diagnosis?