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OCD Screening Test

This OCD screening test can help determine whether you might have the symptoms of OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder). Use the results to help decide if you need to see a doctor or other mental health professional to further discuss diagnosis and treatment of OCD.

Instructions: The OCD Screening Test is designed to help you self-determine if you have any clinical obsessive/compulsive tendencies. Answer each question by checking the appropriate response. Then click the “score” button at the bottom for the results.

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?
  Yes
No

2 ) overconcern with keeping objects (clothing, groceries, tools) in perfect order or arranged exactly?
  Yes
No

3 ) images of death or other horrible events?
  Yes
No

4 ) personally unacceptable religious or sexual thoughts?
  Yes
No

5 ) Have you worried a lot about terrible things happening, such as -- fire, burglary, or flooding the house?
  Yes
No

6 ) accidentally hitting a pedestrian with your car or letting it roll down the hill?
  Yes
No

7 ) spreading an illness (giving someone AIDS)?
  Yes
No

8 ) losing something valuable?
  Yes
No

9 ) harm coming to a loved one because you weren't careful enough?
  Yes
No

10 ) Have you worried about acting on an unwanted and senseless urge or impulse, such as 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?
  Yes
No

11 ) HAVE YOU FELT DRIVEN TO PERFORM CERTAIN ACTS OVER AND OVER AGAIN, such as -- excessive or ritualized washing, cleaning, or grooming?
  Yes
No

12 ) checking light switches, water faucets, the stove, door locks, or emergency brake?
  Yes
No

13 ) counting; arranging; evening-up behaviors (making sure socks are at same height)?
  Yes
No

14 ) collecting useless objects or inspecting the garbage before it is thrown out?
  Yes
No

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?
  Yes
No

16 ) need to touch objects or people?
  Yes
No

17 ) unnecessary re-reading or re-writing; re-opening envelopes before they are mailed?
  Yes
No

18 ) examining your body for signs of illness?
  Yes
No

19 ) avoiding colors ("red" means blood), numbers ("l 3" is unlucky), or names (those that start with "D" signify death) that are associated with dreaded events or unpleasant thoughts?
  Yes
No

20 ) needing to "confess" or repeatedly asking for reassurance that you said or did something correctly?
  Yes
No

21 ) THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS REFER TO THE REPEATED THOUGHTS, IMAGES, URGES, OR BEHAVIORS IDENTIFIED ABOVE. CONSIDER YOUR EXPERIENCE DURING THE PAST 30 DAYS WHEN SELECTING AN ANSWER. On average, how much time is occupied by these thoughts or behaviors each da
  None
Mild (less than 1 hour)
Moderate (1 to 3 hours)
Severe (3 to 8 hours)
Extreme (more than 8 hours)

22 ) How Much distress do they cause you?
  None
Mild
Moderate
Severe
Extreme (disabling)

23 ) How hard is it for you to control them?
  Complete control
Much control
Moderate control
Little control
No control

24 ) How much do they cause you to avoid doing anything, going any place, or being with anyone?
  No avoidance
Occasional avoidance
Moderate avoidance
Frequent and extensive
Extreme (housebound)

25 ) How much do they interfere with school, work or your social or family life?
  None
Slight interference
Definitely interferes with functioning
Much interference
Extreme (disabling)