DO YOU HAVE OCD?

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OCD ex­pert Joseph Zo­har lists five ques­tions that can help screen­ings for clin­i­cal ob­ses­sions:

1. Do you wash or clean a lot?

2. Do you check things a lot?

3. Is there any thought that keeps both­er­ing you that you’d like to get rid of but can’t?

4. Do your daily ac­tiv­i­ties take a long time to fin­ish?

5. Are you con­cerned about or­der­li­ness or sym­me­try?

Note: An­swer­ing yes to any of these ques­tions does not mean that some­one has OCD, but it should prompt fur­ther ques­tions along sim­i­lar lines to these, says au­thor and OCD pa­tient, David Adam. Con­sult a psy­chol­o­gist or psy­chi­a­trist for a full di­ag­no­sis.

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