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how would i be able to find out if i have ocd?

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Dr. Terrence Bethea
17 years experience Child Psychiatry
OCD diagnosis: If you are really concerned about OCD and the impact on your life, I would recommend you consult a local psychiatrist. Here is a link to the Yale Brown Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Scale (YBOCS). www.stlocd.org/handouts/YBOC-Symptom-Checklist.pdf A good psychiatrist will perform a more comprehensive assessment but the YBOCS may be helpful in highlighting specific areas and treatment response.
Answered on May 8, 2015
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
OCD: Is an anxiety disorder characterized by intrusive thoughts that cause apprehension/fear/worry, and repetitive behaviors in attempt to reduce tension & anxiety. Examples are excess washing, cleaning, checking, hoarding, etc. Symptoms are time-consuming & cause more distress.
Answered on May 8, 2015
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