Obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD, is a relatively uncommon mental health disorder, but is one that can greatly impact a person’s daily life. People with OCD spend an excessive amount of time checking a home or other space for safety, hoarding objects, aligning and ordering belongings and worrying.
People with OCD may abuse drugs or alcohol to manage their overwhelming thoughts and feelings, but this behavior can worsen symptoms. Fortunately, treatment options can help you or someone you know who has OCD.
Assessing Your Risk of OCD
Are you worried that you have OCD? Assessing your symptoms can start with completing this self-assessment. However, keep in mind that a quiz is not an official diagnosis of OCD. You can discuss the results of this assessment with a mental health professional to better understand your condition.