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OCD Symptoms Test

Do you think you have the symptoms of OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder)? Take this OCD symptoms test to find out. 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: People with OCD often have difficulty with some of the following activities. Answer each question by checking the appropriate answer.


1 ) Taking a bath or shower
  No problem with activity; takes me same time as average person. I do not need to repeat or avoid it.
Activity takes me twice as long as most people, or I have to repeat it twice, or I tend to avoid it.
Activity takes me three times as long as most people,

2 ) Washing hands and face
  No problem with activity; takes me same time as average person. I do not need to repeat or avoid it.
Activity takes me twice as long as most people, or I have to repeat it twice, or I tend to avoid it.
Activity takes me three times as long as most people,

3 ) Care of hair (brushing, washing, combing)
  No problem with activity; takes me same time as average person. I do not need to repeat or avoid it.
Activity takes me twice as long as most people, or I have to repeat it twice, or I tend to avoid it.
Activity takes me three times as long as most people,

4 ) Brushing teeth
  No problem with activity; takes me same time as average person. I do not need to repeat or avoid it.
Activity takes me twice as long as most people, or I have to repeat it twice, or I tend to avoid it.
Activity takes me three times as long as most people,

5 ) Dressing and undressing
  No problem with activity; takes me same time as average person. I do not need to repeat or avoid it.
Activity takes me twice as long as most people, or I have to repeat it twice, or I tend to avoid it.
Activity takes me three times as long as most people,

6 ) Using toilet to urinate
  No problem with activity; takes me same time as average person. I do not need to repeat or avoid it.
Activity takes me twice as long as most people, or I have to repeat it twice, or I tend to avoid it.
Activity takes me three times as long as most people,

7 ) Using toilet to defecate
  No problem with activity; takes me same time as average person. I do not need to repeat or avoid it.
Activity takes me twice as long as most people, or I have to repeat it twice, or I tend to avoid it.
Activity takes me three times as long as most people,

8 ) Touching people, being touched
  No problem with activity; takes me same time as average person. I do not need to repeat or avoid it.
Activity takes me twice as long as most people, or I have to repeat it twice, or I tend to avoid it.
Activity takes me three times as long as most people,

9 ) Handling waste or waste bins
  No problem with activity; takes me same time as average person. I do not need to repeat or avoid it.
Activity takes me twice as long as most people, or I have to repeat it twice, or I tend to avoid it.
Activity takes me three times as long as most people,

10 ) Washing clothing
  No problem with activity; takes me same time as average person. I do not need to repeat or avoid it.
Activity takes me twice as long as most people, or I have to repeat it twice, or I tend to avoid it.
Activity takes me three times as long as most people,

11 ) Washing dishes
  No problem with activity; takes me same time as average person. I do not need to repeat or avoid it.
Activity takes me twice as long as most people, or I have to repeat it twice, or I tend to avoid it.
Activity takes me three times as long as most people,

12 ) Handling or cooking food
  No problem with activity; takes me same time as average person. I do not need to repeat or avoid it.
Activity takes me twice as long as most people, or I have to repeat it twice, or I tend to avoid it.
Activity takes me three times as long as most people,

13 ) Cleaning your home
  No problem with activity; takes me same time as average person. I do not need to repeat or avoid it.
Activity takes me twice as long as most people, or I have to repeat it twice, or I tend to avoid it.
Activity takes me three times as long as most people,

14 ) Keeping things tidy
  No problem with activity; takes me same time as average person. I do not need to repeat or avoid it.
Activity takes me twice as long as most people, or I have to repeat it twice, or I tend to avoid it.
Activity takes me three times as long as most people,

15 ) Bed making
  No problem with activity; takes me same time as average person. I do not need to repeat or avoid it.
Activity takes me twice as long as most people, or I have to repeat it twice, or I tend to avoid it.
Activity takes me three times as long as most people,

16 ) Cleaning shoes
  No problem with activity; takes me same time as average person. I do not need to repeat or avoid it.
Activity takes me twice as long as most people, or I have to repeat it twice, or I tend to avoid it.
Activity takes me three times as long as most people,

17 ) Touching door handles
  No problem with activity; takes me same time as average person. I do not need to repeat or avoid it.
Activity takes me twice as long as most people, or I have to repeat it twice, or I tend to avoid it.
Activity takes me three times as long as most people,

18 ) Touching own genitals, sexual petting, sexual intercourse
  No problem with activity; takes me same time as average person. I do not need to repeat or avoid it.
Activity takes me twice as long as most people, or I have to repeat it twice, or I tend to avoid it.
Activity takes me three times as long as most people,

19 ) Throwing things away
  No problem with activity; takes me same time as average person. I do not need to repeat or avoid it.
Activity takes me twice as long as most people, or I have to repeat it twice, or I tend to avoid it.
Activity takes me three times as long as most people,

20 ) Visiting a hospital
  No problem with activity; takes me same time as average person. I do not need to repeat or avoid it.
Activity takes me twice as long as most people, or I have to repeat it twice, or I tend to avoid it.
Activity takes me three times as long as most people,

21 ) Turning lights and water faucets on and off
  No problem with activity; takes me same time as average person. I do not need to repeat or avoid it.
Activity takes me twice as long as most people, or I have to repeat it twice, or I tend to avoid it.
Activity takes me three times as long as most people,

22 ) Locking or closing doors or windows
  No problem with activity; takes me same time as average person. I do not need to repeat or avoid it.
Activity takes me twice as long as most people, or I have to repeat it twice, or I tend to avoid it.
Activity takes me three times as long as most people,

23 ) Using electrical appliances (iron, heater, etc)
  No problem with activity; takes me same time as average person. I do not need to repeat or avoid it.
Activity takes me twice as long as most people, or I have to repeat it twice, or I tend to avoid it.
Activity takes me three times as long as most people,

24 ) Doing any kind of activity involving math (paying bills, counting, homework)
  No problem with activity; takes me same time as average person. I do not need to repeat or avoid it.
Activity takes me twice as long as most people, or I have to repeat it twice, or I tend to avoid it.
Activity takes me three times as long as most people,

25 ) Getting to work or school
  No problem with activity; takes me same time as average person. I do not need to repeat or avoid it.
Activity takes me twice as long as most people, or I have to repeat it twice, or I tend to avoid it.
Activity takes me three times as long as most people,

26 ) Doing own work
  No problem with activity; takes me same time as average person. I do not need to repeat or avoid it.
Activity takes me twice as long as most people, or I have to repeat it twice, or I tend to avoid it.
Activity takes me three times as long as most people,

27 ) Writing
  No problem with activity; takes me same time as average person. I do not need to repeat or avoid it.
Activity takes me twice as long as most people, or I have to repeat it twice, or I tend to avoid it.
Activity takes me three times as long as most people,

28 ) Filling out forms
  No problem with activity; takes me same time as average person. I do not need to repeat or avoid it.
Activity takes me twice as long as most people, or I have to repeat it twice, or I tend to avoid it.
Activity takes me three times as long as most people,

29 ) Mailing letters
  No problem with activity; takes me same time as average person. I do not need to repeat or avoid it.
Activity takes me twice as long as most people, or I have to repeat it twice, or I tend to avoid it.
Activity takes me three times as long as most people,

30 ) Reading
  No problem with activity; takes me same time as average person. I do not need to repeat or avoid it.
Activity takes me twice as long as most people, or I have to repeat it twice, or I tend to avoid it.
Activity takes me three times as long as most people,