Hello. I have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and have been accepted to Dental School. Generally speaking, I have had my symptoms under control for 9 years or so and have never been on medication. I haven't been formally diagnosed but it is fairly common afterall. Anyway, it used to be so bad that I would have to do certain activities for 3 hours +/day and it caused intense anxiety and interfered with my life a lot (from 12-17yrs old.) I thought I outgrew it, but 1.5 years ago I had a 'flare up' for lack of a better word. I was so consumed by the thought that I had cancer for 2 months that I felt a non existant lump about 3 times/minute for the entire 2 months. I lost 10 lbs, had 4 drs tell me it was nothing and I wasn't convinced. Anyway, my question is... it flares up mostly in stressful times (not particular situations). I wish I could shake the thoughts, but I can't... the harder I try, the harder it is to focus on anything but what I am trying to avoid thinking about. If anyone here also has OCD, what do you plan on doing during stressful dental school to keep it under control? I don't want to be medicated etc. That's something I don't want to get into. Thanks.