Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale

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The Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale (Y-BOCS) is an OCD screening test that can help determine the severity of your OCD symptoms. 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 (obsessive-compulsive disorder).

Instructions: Check the appropriate score below. Choose only one item per question. Scores should reflect the composite effect of all obsessive compulsive symptoms. Rate the average occurence of each item during the prior week up to and including now.

1. Time spent on obsessions
6. Time spent on compulsions
8. Distress from compulsions
3. Distress from obsessions
2. Interference from obsessions
7. Interference from compulsions
4. Resistance to obsessions
9. Resistance to compulsions
10. Control over compulsions
5. Control over obsessions