Take an OCD Self Test

1. Do you suffer from recurrent and persistent thoughts, impulses, or images that are disturbing, intrusive, and inappropriate, and which result in marked anxiety or distress?

2. Are these thoughts and worries more than just excessive worries about real life events or problems?

3. Do you attempt to ignore or suppress the thoughts, impulses, or images, or neutralize them with another thought or action?

4. Do you recognize that these events are coming from your own mind?

5. Do these obsessions cause marked distress, and take up more than one hour of your day, or interfere with your normal routine, or relationships, or work/school?

If you answered yes to these five questions, then you have OCD (obsessional type)

1. Do you have repetitive behaviors (such as germ avoidance, hand washing, ordering, checking, hoarding) or mental acts (counting, repeating words silently, praying compulsively) that you feel driven to perform?

2. Are these in response to an obsession, or certain rules that you have adopted which you feel must be applied?

3. Are these behaviors and mental acts designed to prevent or reduce distress or some dreaded event or situation, even though in reality there is no connection?

4. Do these obsessions cause marked distress, and take up more than one hour of your day, or interfere with your normal routine, or relationships, or work/school?

If you answered yes to the above four questions, you have OCD (compulsive type).

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