Online OCD Test
If you are struggling with obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors, you may be wondering if you have symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder or OCD. Our OCD test can help you identify whether you should follow up with a mental health professional for diagnosis and treatment of OCD.
What is OCD?
Obsessive compulsive disorder is a mental health disorder characterized by high anxiety provoking obsessive thoughts combined with an urge to do something to get rid of them.
Obsessions are unwanted, intrusive (can’t get it out of your head) thoughts, images or impulses that occur over and over again, feel outside your control and cause distress or anxiety.
Compulsions are repetitive behaviors or thoughts that are used to “get rid of”, neutralize or counteract obsessions, and escape or reduce anxiety.
Compulsive behaviors may include hand washing, checking, counting, cleaning, repeating, or ordering/arranging. Mentally reviewing events repeatedly to prevent harm is an example of a mental compulsion.
These examples are ways to you might feel compelled to get rid of the anxious thoughts. Unfortunately they only provide temporary relief.
Though not all forms of OCD have obvious compulsive behaviors. The OCD quiz can help you recognize if the anxiety you are experiencing is related to OCD.
OCD Screening & Severity Test Only
This quiz does not serve as a diagnosis of OCD.
This OCD test is a screening tool to help you identify whether you do have OCD symptoms as well as identifying the severity of your symptoms. However, only a trained medical or mental health professional can give you a diagnosis of OCD.
Even if your OCD symptoms are mild, getting treatment sooner than later can help prevent symptoms from worsening.
And, if your screening results indicate no presence of OCD, you may still benefit from an assessment with a trained therapist to rule out related mental health concerns and cope with general anxiety or stress.
OCD can occur alongside mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, or ADHD. Or be specific symptoms of eating disorders or body dysmorphia. It can be helpful to take other mental health screenings to help you get a clear picture.
Effective Treatments for OCD are Available
If your OCD test results indicate that you do have OCD symptoms, especially if the severity is medium or high, we strongly recommend that you make an appointment with a mental health professional for diagnosis and OCD treatment.
There are several effective treatment approaches for OCD. Bring a copy of your results from the OCD test to your first appointment.
The unwanted thoughts and behaviors you might be experiencing can be overwhelming and you might not know what can be done to alleviate your symptoms. However, OCD is manageable.
If you are diagnosed with OCD, know that you are not alone. Approximately 1 in 100 adults have OCD and 1 in 200 children and teens have OCD.
Notices About This Online OCD Quiz
This is an OCD test for adults and is not intended to screen for OCD symptoms in children.
However, OCD can start at any age from preschool to adulthood.
If you suspect that your child or teen is displaying signs and symptoms of OCD, you can have them screened by a child therapist. There are other other conditions that can be confused with OCD. It’s important to get a thorough screening for your child/teen so you can begin effective interventions.
This OCD screening test does not screen for Postpartum Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
Postpartum OCD is characterized by upsetting, intrusive, repetitive thoughts or images specific to your baby along with compulsions to ease the anxiety. The thoughts and images can be especially frightening and is commonly overlooked by health care professionals. Typically, these OCD symptoms are something never experienced before.
If you have recently had a baby and are having scary thoughts, reach out to one of our Perinatal Mental Health Therapists for help. Postpartum OCD is temporary and treatable.
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