I've just been prescribed citalopram, for anxiety & depression, after suffering for years without diagnosis despite asking doctors for help, told I was healthy & needed to stop worrying. Now I realise certain childhood behaviours like constantly picking the same place on my wrist & getting upset if certain things weren't ' right' were perhaps linked to a level of compulsive anxiety & not just being ' 'difficult'. As a result I have grown up with an internal critic telling me I am ' silly' ' over dramatic' & ' fussy'. A school teacher told me she called me ' Fanny Fusspot', at 11years old I was mortified & it still rankles. I am interested in how misunderstood OCD is & how looking at patterns/developments in Art & Music, particularly Atonal music of the early 20th C can be of benefit to sufferers. Understanding how deeply some creative thinkers have studied symmetry & rythmn & it's emotional effects on the psyche, brain etc, I think has significance for those of us who react in this way to the world. Does anyone know how Schematic behaviour can affect/ be affected by OCD?????