Are you Obsessive Compulsive?

There are around 3.3 million people living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in the US, and 1 out of 200 will have it at some point in their lives. Could you be one of them? Take this quiz to find out!

Have you ever wondered if you could seriously have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder? The term is thrown around a lot, and it is a serious disorder which affects about 1 in 100 people in the world. In a few minutes you will find out if you could suffer from this disorder...

Created by: Astrid

  1. What is your age?
  2. What is your gender?
  1. Do you ever get intrusive thoughts which you hate but never seem to go away? (The thoughts are unwanted and can be sexual/violent/absurd etc)
  2. Do these thoughts make you anxious/paranoid/scared or obsessive?
  3. Do you feel the need to ask for constant reassurance? (Repeating yourself over and over to reassure yourself)
  4. Do you ever worry or obsess over contamination or unlikely events? (Such as contracting aids or getting cancer etc)
  5. Do you repeat things over and over until it feels right?
  6. If you are unable to repeat until it feels right, do you get extreme anxiety and distress?
  7. Do you ever have to do things a certain number of times? (Counting, re-reading/re-writing, turning the light on and off, doors opening and closing etc)
  8. Do you have a special order for things?
  9. Do you have a great need for perfection, and if something is not perfect then you become extremely nervous?
  10. Do you hoard pointless things? (Could include trash, wrappers or small toys etc)
  11. Do you have to check things over and over? (Such as locks, lights, plugs etc)
  12. Do you ever become worried that you might act on a senseless urge or impulse (such as pushing a stranger in front of a bus, harming a loved one, poisoning, inappropriate sexual contact etc)
  13. Do you have excessive ritualised washing or grooming?
  14. Do you worry excessively about fire, burglary, murder or flooding the house?
  15. Do you feel the need to tap or touch things?
  16. Do you feel the need to avoid certain colours or words that are associated with unpleasant thoughts or dreaded events? (Such as D for death or red for blood etc)
  17. Do you have to arrange or "even things up"?
  18. Do you check your body for signs of illness, and become frightened that you have a disease?
  19. On average, how much time is occupied by these thoughts or behaviours each day?
  20. How much distress do they cause you?
  21. How hard is it for you to control them?
  22. How much do they cause you to avoid doing anything, going any place or being with anyone?
  23. How much do they interfere with school, work or your social/family life?

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Quiz topic: Am I Obsessive Compulsive?