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OCD Self Test

Online Quiz for OCD

People who have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) experience recurrent, unpleasant thoughts (obsessions) and feel driven to perform certain acts over and over again (compulsions). Although sufferers usually recognize that the obsessions and compulsions are senseless or excessive, the symptoms of OCD often prove difficult to control without proper treatment. Obsessions and compulsions are not pleasurable; on the contrary, they are a source of distress. The following questions are designed to help people determine if they have symptoms of OCD and could benefit from professional help.

Part A. Please select YES or NO.
Have you been bothered by unpleasant thoughts or images that repeatedly
enter your mind, such as:
1. Concerns with contamination (dirt, germs, chemicals, radiation) or acquiring a
serious illness such as AIDS?
2. Overconcern with keeping objects (clothing, groceries, tools) in perfect order or
arranged exactly?
3. Images of death or other horrible events?
4. Personally unacceptable religious or sexual thoughts?
Have you worried a lot about terrible things happening, such as: YES NO
5. Fire, burglary, or flooding the house?
6. Accidentally hitting a pedestrian with your car or letting it roll down the hill?
7. Spreading an illness (giving someone AIDS)?
8. Losing something valuable?
9. Harm coming to a loved one because you weren’t careful enough?
Have you worried about acting on an unwanted and senseless urge or
impulse, such as:
10. Physically harming a loved one, pushing a stranger in front of a bus, steering
your car into oncoming traffic; inappropriate sexual contact; or poisoning dinner guests?
Have you felt driven to perform certain acts over and over again, such
11. Excessive or ritualized washing, cleaning, or grooming?
12. Checking light switches, water faucets, the stove, door locks, or emergency brake?
13. Counting; arranging; evening-up behaviors (making sure socks are at same height)?
14. Collecting useless objects or inspecting the garbage before it is thrown out?
15. Repeating routine actions (in/out of chair, going through doorway, re-lighting
cigarette) a certain number of times or until it feels just right?
16. Need to touch objects or people?
17. Unnecessary re-reading or re-writing; re-opening envelopes before they are mailed?
18. Examining your body for signs of illness?
19. Avoiding colors ("red" means blood), numbers ("l3" is
unlucky), or names (those starting with "D" signify death) that are associated
with dreaded events or unpleasant thoughts?
20. Needing to "confess" or repeatedly asking for reassurance that you said
or did something correctly?




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