Christian Therapy Services
Friday, October 19, 2018

OCD Questions

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
 
These questions will help you to reflect on your condition and organize your thoughts to facilitate your diagnosis.
 
  • Does performing a certain ritual feel like and urgent necessity of life?
  • Do recurrent intrusive thoughts cause discomfort or anxiety?
  • Does an extreme need for order and cleanliness force you to tidy things, bathe, shower, wash your hands excessively?
  • Do you do things (eg., checking locks) over and over?
  • Do you repeatedly perform certain routines to prevent “bad things” from happening?
  • Do you have great difficult discarding things even when they have no practical value?
 
If you lose more than an hour a day to any of the above, and if the need for such repetitive behavior causes marked distress or significantly interferes with normal routines, relationships or occupational or social functioning, discuss it in detail with your therapist or doctor.