OCD TEST

Questions 1–5 Are About Your Obsessions.*

OBSESSIONS are unwelcome and distressing ideas, thoughts, images or impulses that repeatedly enter your mind. They may seem to occur against your will. They may be repugnant to you, you may recognize them as senseless, and they may not fit your personality.

1. TIME OCCUPIED BY OBSESSIVE THOUGHTS
How much of your time was occupied by obsessive thoughts during the past week?
2. INTERFERENCE DUE TO OBSESSIVE THOUGHTS
How much do your obsessive thoughts interfere with your work, school, social, or other important role functioning? Is there anything you don’t do because of your obsessive thoughts?
3. DISTRESS ASSOCIATED WITH OBSESSIVE THOUGHTS
How much distress do your obsessive thoughts cause you?
4. RESISTANCE AGAINST OBSESSIONS
How much of an effort do you make to resist the obsessive thoughts? How often do you try and disregard or turn your attention away from those thoughts as they enter your mind?
5. DEGREE OF CONTROL OVER OBSESSIVE THOUGHTS
How much control do you have over your obsessive thoughts? How successful are you in stopping or diverting your obsessive thinking?

Questions 6-10 Are about Your Compulsions.*

COMPULSIONS are behaviors, mental acts, or rituals that you feel driven to perform in order to lessen feelings of anxiety or discomfort. You may recognize these behaviors as senseless or excessive. At times, you may try to resist doing them but this may prove difficult. These are habits that you can’t stop.

6. TIME SPENT PERFORMING COMPULSIVE BEHAVIORS
How much time do you spend doing these things? How much longer than most people does it take to complete your usual daily activities because of these behaviors? How often are these done?
COMPULSION-FREE INTERVAL (not calculated in total score)
How long can you go without performing these behaviors?
7. INTERFERENCE DUE TO COMPULSIVE BEHAVIORS
How much do these behaviors get in the way of school or doing things with friends? Is there anything you don’t do because of them?
8. DISTRESS ASSOCIATED WITH COMPULSIVE BEHAVIORS
How would you feel if prevented from carrying out your compulsive behavior(s)? How upset would you become?
9. RESISTANCE AGAINST COMPULSIONS
How much do you try to fight the compulsive behavior(s)?
10. DEGREE OF CONTROL OVER COMPULSIVE BEHAVIORS
How strong is the feeling that you have to carry out the compulsive behavior(s)? When you try to fight them what happens? How much control do you have over the compulsions?