Online Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Test (OCD Test)
What is OCD?
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition that is categorised as a type of anxiety disorder. People with OCD often go through cycles of obsessive or intrusive thoughts, followed by repetitive behaviours called compulsions.
Take the OCD test below to get a better understanding of your symptoms.
This obsessive-compulsive disorder test is a simple tool that can help give you a better understanding of your symptoms. This test will help you check if you are experiencing the most common symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder, however the results of this test should not be considered to be a diagnosis.
This obsessive-compulsive disorder test does not replace a full psychological assessment by a qualified mental health professional, and the results should not be used to self diagnose or to come up with a treatment plan.
References: This test has been adapted from the original source of the Yale Brown OCD Scale (YBOCS):
• Goodman, W. K., Price, L. H., Rasmussen, S. A., Mazure, C., et al., The Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale. I. Development, use, and reliability. Arch Gen Psychiatry, 1989. 46(11): p. 1006-11 (Access here)
• Rapp, A. M., Bergman, R. L., Piacentini, J., & McGuire, J. F., Evidence-Based Assessment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. J Cent Nerv Syst Dis, 2016. 8: p. 13-29. PMC4994744 (Access here)
What should I do now?
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can be an incredibly difficult condition to live with. It can affect your emotional, psychological, social and physical health, and can negatively affect your relationships. If it’s left untreated, it can continue to worsen and can have a very large negative effect on your quality of life.
If you feel like you are struggling to cope with your symptoms, the best thing to do is to speak to a mental health professional. If you are unable to speak to a health professional, you can try speaking to a trusted family member or friend about your symptoms to see if they can support you whilst you look for professional help.
Where can I get more information on obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)?
Educating yourself about your mental health struggles can be a very useful step in beginning to address those struggles and finding ways to manage them. We’ve created a patient information leaflet on obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) which lists the different types of OCD, as well as causes, symptoms and treatments.
Can I take other mental health tests?
We have other simple mental health tests on our website which you can take:
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