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This screening test is designed as a guide to find out whether you show symptoms similar to those of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
A high score on this questionnaire does not mean you have OCD. Only a trained health-care professional can make this diagnosis.
This test has 20 questions in Part A and 5 questions in Part B and should take about 5 minutes.
It was developed by Professor Wayne Goodman of the University of Florida.
...it appears you may have OCD or a related disorder.
Originally posted by ZeroKnowledge
Seriously, on-line psychology tests are just as valid as online driving ones.
Originally posted by space cadet
I scored a 3 out of 20 on A 0 on b, my hubby scored 18 out of 20, 6 out of 20 part b. I do not have OCD, but my hubby does. His thing is not counting or being overly clean, more about obsessing over schedules, and worrying about the house not being safe, fire, ect. It drives me nuts to be honest, I love to camp, but I have not been but once since I met him 12 years ago, it is just too much for him to handle. There is no amount of preparation that leaves him feeling like 'he's got everything covered' in order to do it. It affects our everyday life, and I find myself laughing at times and crying at times over the ordeals he puts us through. None of it seems serious, but, I guess just the fact that it restricts our activities makes it serious. I can't even get him to exercise because he is worried he will pull a muscle or something! He collected baseball cards when he was younger, he has probably in excess of 100000 cards, also cereal boxes and collector baseballs, he gets them out and re-catoregizes them every now and then, it becomes such a strain on his brain, before it is over he is an emotional wreck. I wish those cards were just gone!
edit to add: I forgot to mention that he is just like his Dad, I believe his father is severly OCD, so I have to wonder did he teach his son to be like this incidentaly, or is it inherited?
[edit on 21-6-2009 by space cadet]
Based on your score on the screening device, it would appear that you probably do not have OCD. However, only a mental health professional can make an accurate diagnosis and if you are experiencing psychological distress it may be advisable to see a clinician for further evaluation. You may also want to keep in mind that most so-called 'normal' people have some obsessive thoughts and some ritualistic behaviour in their lives. It's only when their obsessions and compulsions start becoming an overwhelming primary focus in a person's life that a person has clinical OCD.
Originally posted by LeTan
More ploys to diagnose people with something so that they can sell us more medication and slowly induce these kinds of medication to be accepted by our youth. The medical field, particularly the psychiatry field, is running out of sicknesses to sell to the masses.
you probably do not have ....