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Find Out if it is OCD, the Type, and the Severity

OCD Statistics

2%

of the world’s population is living with OCD

Likelihood of other family members having the condition with family history of the condition –

1 in 4 (25%)

Comorbidity

75.8% likelihood of having another annxiety disorders, including:

  • panic disorder,
  • phobias,
  • PTSD
  • Social Anxiety / SAD
  • Generalized Anxiety / GAD
  • Panic / Anxiety Attacks

Estimated

156,000,000 people worldwide

OCD

affects all races, ethnicities

OCD

is equally spread between men and women

USA Statistics

1 in 40

adults is suffering from OCD

1 in 100

children is suffering from OCD

OCDTest.com statistics

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As a fellow sufferer of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder for over a decade, it is my hope that this website supports you with gaining hope, clarity, and understanding of how to End the OCD Cycle.

Bradley Wilson
Founder of OCDTest.com

What is obsessive compulsive disorder?

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder composed of two parts: Obsessions and Compulsions. OCD is a chronic, genetic condition that produces significant distress when not properly diagnosed and treated. OCD can severely affect an individual mentally, emotionally and socially.

The symptoms of OCD include obsessions, which are commonly known to be unwanted intrusive thoughts experienced as repetitive thoughts, images, or impulses that are negative and produce distress and discomfort.

Types of OCD Test

Our OCD Subtype test is the most comprehensive OCD type test on the internet. Our goal was to create a test that would clearly indicate which types of OCD are present and to what degree they are present. This test consists of 4 questions per individual test, totaling 152 questions on this subtype test.

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) Test & self-assessment

Our website offers multiple OCD test options, including the OCD Severity Test, OCD Intrusive Thoughts Test, Types of OCD Test, and Individual Subtypes 
of OCD Tests. The OCD Severity Test is designed to assess the severity and type of OCD symptoms in patients with OCD. Before you begin the test, read the following definitions and examples of “Obsessions” and “Compulsions.” Take The OCD Severity Test.

Additionally, we also offer a OCD Subtype Test, which will help identify what type of OCD you could be suffering from. This test has a total of 38 subtypes of OCD. Take The OCD Types Test.

Obsessions

Obsessions are repetitive, unwanted, intrusive thoughts, images, or impulses that are negative and produce distress and discomfort. Obsessional themes for individuals with OCD can come in many forms; germs, order, symmetry, fear of harming, violent thoughts and images, sexual fears, religious and morality. In all cases, these thoughts create fear in an individual with OCD because they go against their identity and caste doubt and uncertainty into their lives.

Compulsions

In order to relieve the discomforting feelings of anxiety, fear, shame, and/or disgust from an Obsession, an action or behavior is performed to reduce or eliminate the distress. This is called a Compulsion. Compulsions, or any act to avoid or minimize anxiety or guilt, can come in many forms as well; cleaning, washing, checking, counting, tics, or any mental act that replays or checks mentally to determine if one did or is capable of performing any of the Obsessional thoughts.

How common is OCD and OCD cycle?

A study by the World Health Organization identified that OCD is among, the ten leading diseases, which are associated with high levels of psychosocial impairment. OCD has become the fourth most common psychiatric disorder and the 10th leading cause of disability around the world. In the United States alone there are over three million individuals suffering from OCD (International OCD Foundation, 2018).
Read more about the OCD definition.
The OCD cycle is circular in nature, shifting from an intrusive thought (obsessions), triggering fear, doubt or anxiety, causing the need for a compulsive action to find relief from the fear and anxiety the obsession produces which re-triggers the original obsession. The cyclic problem is created because the reduction of discomfort and distress from performing the compulsion is only temporary until the obsession is experienced once again.
In addition, relieving the anxiety only serves to reinforce and strengthen the original obsession. Therefore, the original act or behavior that initially reduced distress is repeated once again to further relieve the discomfort, and becomes ritualized into a compulsion. In turn, each compulsion reinforces the obsession, which leads to further enactment of the compulsion. As a result, the vicious cycle of OCD begins.

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