I am a long time sufferer of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. I also have Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Social Anxiety Disorder. Basically, in my natural state, I am a bundle of nerves!! My doctor recently switched my meds around and put me on Luvox CR. I am absolutely LOVING this medicine, I wish I had been taking Luvox all these years. Luvox is a slow release med that treats symptoms of OCD and SAD, so I'm killing two birds with 1 stone here. And boy, can I feel a difference. I take Luvox in the evenings with my dinner and call it a day! The effects last 24 hours a day once you've built up to the correct dosage for your symptoms. I am on 200mg, but you can take it in 50mg increments up to 300mg maximum daily. I almost never have to take anything else for my anxiety issues. I've stopped taking Xanax almost completely since being on Luvox. For my OCD, I am able to have a thought...and let it go. They don't get "stuck" in my head anymore. I don't feel compelled to tap things, rock, count, organize, or repeat things. Sometimes, if I've had a REALLY stressful day, I feel some of my old urges wanting to push through, but amazingly enough, the feeling isn't overwhelming and I'm easily able to get my mind to thinking about something else. I am finally enjoying my life the way I always wanted to.