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OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) Self-Test

If you suspect OCD, the first step toward regaining control of you life is to seek help. Answer "yes" or "no" to the following questions by clicking in the appropriate box, print out the test, and show it to your health care professional at your first visit.

COULD IT BE OCD?

1. Do you have unwanted ideas, images, or impulses that seem silly, nasty, or horrible?

Yes   No
2. Do you worry excessively about dirt, germs, or chemicals?

Yes   No
3. Are you constantly worried that something bad will happen because you forgot something important, like locking the door or turning off appliances?

Yes
  No
4. Shortness of breath?

Yes   No
5. Are you afraid you will act or speak aggressively when you really don't want to?

Yes   No
6. Are you always afraid you will lose something of importance?

Yes   No
7. Are there things you feel you must do excessively or thoughts you must think repeatedly in order to feel comfortable?

Yes   No
8. "Jelly" legs?

Yes   No
9. Do you wash yourself or things around you excessively?

Yes   No
10. Do you have to check things over and over again or repeat them many times to be sure they are done properly?

Yes   No
11. Do you avoid situations or people you worry about hurting by aggressive words or deeds?

Yes   No
12. Do you keep many useless things because you feel that you can't throw them away?

Yes   No

Having more than one illness at the same time can make it difficult to diagnose and treat the different conditions. Illnesses that sometimes complicate anxiety disorders include depression and substance abuse. With this in mind, please take a minute to answer the following questions.

12. Have you experienced changes in sleeping or eating habits?

Yes   No

More days than not, do you feel:

13. Sad or depressed?

Yes   No
14. Disinterested in life?

Yes   No
15. Worthless or guilty?

Yes   No

During the last year, has the use of alcohol or drugs:

16. Resulted in your failure to fulfill responsibilities with work, school, or family?

Yes   No
17. Placed you in a dangerous situation, such as driving a car under the influence?

Yes   No
18. Gotten you arrested?

Yes   No
19. Continued despite causing problems for you and/or your loved ones?
Yes   No



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