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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Test 

If you or your child, adolescent, teen, or young adult struggles with unwanted intrusive thoughts, urges, or images that lead to repetitive behaviors or rituals that are common in obsessive compulsive disorder, our OCD test could help indicate possible symptoms.

While it’s normal for everyone to experience occasional worries or engage in repetitive behaviors, OCD takes it to a new level, and can cause significant distress. It can interfere with daily life, thoughts and behaviors, relationships, and well-being. But how do we know if we or our child, adolescent, teen, or young adult is struggling with OCD? That’s where the OCD questionnaire from Embark Behavioral Health’s clinical team can provide valuable insights and pave the way for early intervention and support.

Who Is This OCD Test For?

This OCD questionnaire is specifically designed for kids, adolescents, teens and young adults, as well as parents who suspect their child may be struggling with OCD.

Living with OCD can be time-consuming and can disrupt the quality of life for young people and their family members. By taking our online OCD quiz our team can help screen the symptoms you or your child are experiencing to see how they align with OCD. So, if you’ve been asking yourself, “Do I have OCD?”, “How do I know if I have OCD?”, or “Does my child have OCD?” our OCD quiz provides screening for children, adolescent, teens, and young adults that could make a significant difference in your life or the life of your loved one.

Is There a Definitive Test for OCD?

There is no definitive test or quiz for obsessive compulsive disorder, or it’s types such as harm OCD, pure OCD, contamination OCD, or just right OCD. Our OCD test is specifically designed to identify common symptoms in children, adolescents, teenagers, and young adults.

During our questionnaire we’ll ask questions around OCD symptoms that could include seeking reassurance, fear of contamination, mentally reviewing, or intrusive thoughts, images, or urges. Identifying these symptoms and how they differ from other conditions like autism can be important to an accurate assessment. We’ll help you determine if the symptoms you or your child, adolescent, teen, or young adult are experiencing align with OCD and some of the major types of OCD.

How Accurate is the OCD Test?

It’s important to note that our online OCD test for children, adolescents, teenagers and young adults, is not meant as a diagnosis and may only provide insight into symptoms associated with obsessive compulsive disorder. If you suspect you or your child may have OCD, it’s crucial to reach out to our admissions team to learn more about getting a specific diagnosis from a trained mental health professional.

Early intervention and support are key, especially for children struggling with OCD. By taking an OCD screening or assessment, you can take the first step towards getting the necessary help and support. It could make a significant difference in your life or the life of your child, adolescent, teen, or young adult.

OCD Test

For each of the questions in the OCD test below, please choose a response based on how often it applies to you (if you’re an adolescent, teenager, or young adult) or your child (if you’re the parent). The most honest responses will lead to the most accurate results. This test usually takes about five minutes. After you hit “Submit,” please check your email for the results.

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Do you worry about germs, getting sick, or dying?*
Do you have extreme fears about bad things happening or doing something wrong?*
Do you feel that things have to be “just right”?*
Do you have disturbing and unwanted thoughts or images about hurting others, but don’t want to hurt anyone?*
Do you have disturbing and unwanted thoughts or images of a sexual nature?*
Do you worry a lot about doing the wrong thing?*
Are you bothered by thoughts that you find embarrassing or gross?*
Do you engage in excessive checking (re-checking that the door is locked, that the oven is off)?*
Do you engage in excessive washing and/or cleaning?*
Do you repeat actions until they are “just right” or starting things over again? (example: making sure phone alarm is on, keep re-writing a paper)?*
Do you order or arrange things or items?*
Do you need excessive reassurance (e.g., always asking, “Are you sure I’m going to be okay?”)?*
Do you spend more than 3 hours total a day struggling with obsessions or compulsions?*
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How is OCD Diagnosed?

To diagnose OCD, a child, adolescent, teen, or young adult will need to meet with a licensed mental health professional, clinical psychologist, or psychiatrist. During this process, they may discuss symptoms, family mental health history, provide an OCD assessment, and treatment options for OCD.

It is important to note that self-diagnosing OCD is not recommended. Instead, individuals should rely on professional assessments from a trained mental health professional. Embark Behavioral Health’s OCD test, along with an OCD assessment from an admissions specialist can help determine if someone has OCD symptoms, but this is not a diagnosis. Our team will help get you started and figure out if our OCD treatment can help.

What Happens if OCD Goes Untreated?

If OCD goes untreated it can significantly impact the daily lives and well-being of young people. Without proper intervention, OCD symptoms can worsen over time and lead to increased distress, anxiety, depression, and substance use issues. It may also interfere with academic performance, social relationships, and the ability to engage in daily activities.

Seeking help from a trained mental health professional to treat OCD is crucial to receive an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Our online OCD test can help assess potential symptoms of OCD in kids, adolescents, teenagers, and young adults, but the next step should always be to contact a mental health specialist.

OCD Test: Next Steps

If you suspect that you or your child, adolescent, teen, or young adult may be experiencing symptoms of OCD, it is important to take the next steps towards seeking help from a mental health specialist. Our online test provides a look into possible symptoms associated with OCD and can help provide you with information that can be given to a licensed mental health professional for a proper diagnosis.

Don’t let OCD control the life of you, your child, adolescent, teen, or young adult. Contact us today to learn more about treatment for OCD and take the first step towards a healthier, happier future.

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