Take our OCD quiz (below) to see whether you have any traits of OCD.
Do you have any traits of OCD?
Our OCD quiz helps to see if you have any traits of OCD. There are a number of questions throughout the quiz that ask you questions regarding any obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours, and other areas.
Please note that the quiz is just to see if you have any traits of OCD- it does not diagnose OCD. Unfortunately, we don't have the capabilities to offer diagnosis. If you score highly on the OCD quiz, we would recommend speaking to your GP.
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What is OCD?
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental health disorder that can affects people of all ages and race. It happens when a person gets caught in this vicious cycle of obsessions and compulsions. Obsessions are unwanted, intrusive thoughts, images, or urges that trigger intensely distressing feelings. Compulsions are behaviours an individual engages in to attempt to get rid of the obsessions and/or decrease his or her distress.
We all have obsessive thoughts and/or compulsive behaviours at some point in our lives, this does not mean have OCD. To be diagnosed with OCD, the obsessive and compulsive cycle has to be at an extreme level . It consumes the person’s life. This means that it takes valuable time away(more than 1hour a day) from the person, time away from his/ her daily activities , causes major distress, impairs work, social and important personal functions.
Common challenges of OCD:
- Intrusive Thoughts
- Obsessed with order and symmetry
- Checking and double checking
- Overly sceptical in any given situation
"I spend a lot of time cleaning my house."
"People always comment that I to mutter and repeat phrases under my breath."
"I love to see things arranged in orderly manner."
Common OCD strengths
Examples of good jobs for people with OCD:
- Event planner / manager
- Administration roles
- Project management
- Copywriting / editing