Do You Have OCD Traits?
Do you find yourself repeating actions or rituals to reduce anxiety or prevent harm excessively? Are unwanted thoughts or obsessions causing intense distress? Is a need for order or symmetry interfering with your daily activities and decisions?
In a world where information flows ceaselessly and the media plays a pivotal role in shaping our perceptions, it is easy to be influenced by what we see and hear. Take, for instance, the portrayal of OCD in the media. You’ve probably seen those TV characters who seem to live and breathe hand sanitizer. or those movie scenes where someone meticulously arranges their possessions, checking and rechecking incessantly. It's a common portrayal, and it's understandable why many associate OCD with an obsession for hygiene or order.
But OCD is a complex condition that goes far beyond what's often depicted on screen. Yes, it can involve an obsession with cleanliness, but it's not confined to that. The reality is that OCD can rear its head in numerous ways,combining distressing obsessions and repetitive compulsions. Obsessions encompass intrusive thoughts related to contamination, harm, order, control, and persistent doubts. Compulsions involve behaviors like hand-washing, counting, checking, and seeking reassurance. OCD can disrupt daily life, causing anxiety and resistance to compulsions, leading to avoidance and impacting relationships.
Take this quiz to understand if your experiences align with potential signs of OCD.
Who is this Quiz for?
This quiz is designed for individuals who wonder if their thoughts and behaviors could be indicative of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). It's for those seeking insight into whether their daily challenges and experiences align with the characteristics often associated with this condition, providing a starting point for understanding and seeking help if needed.
Is this Quiz Accurate?
This is NOT a professional psychiatric diagnosis. This is only a self-assessment quiz to help people figure out whether they need to speak with a professional or consult a psychiatrist. Our licensed mental health professionals can help you determine the next best steps for you.